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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Biking to COP21 - Three Teams Travel 18,000 Miles for Climate Change

    4,000,000 That’s the number of times Simon and Kim will pedal their bikes on their way from Vietnam to Paris. This herculean task will take them 9,000 miles, across 11 countries and through 20+ border checkpoints. Any why, you ask? Because they’re super committed to stopping human caused climate change. And they’re not alone. As preparations get underway for the international Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting this November in Paris, three teams, starting from different locations around the world, are pulling out all the stops to get there - without using fossil fuels. Biking across multiple countries they're drawing attention...

  • Kayakers (Kayaktivists) Take on Big Oil in Portland and Seattle

    Maybe we should call it the spring of the kayaks. It began in January, when the Port of Seattle agreed to allow the Shell Oil Company to use Terminal 5 to moor the vessels of its Arctic drilling fleet. Then, even before the Federal Government had affirmed the Arctic leases, Shell started moving its drilling ship and a drilling rig toward Seattle to begin preparations for its Arctic exploration operation. Well, that called people to action. Soon after, local activists began talking about organizing a group of kayakers to "escort the rig." Ironically, a galvanizing event turned out to be...

  • 5 Short Climate Change Videos Under 5 Minutes

    Looking for a few short climate change videos? We were too. So rather than searching endlessly around the internet, we asked the staff here at ClimateStore to round up some of their favorites. Here's what bubbled to the top. Most of these will knock your socks off. 1) Bill Nye’s - Simply Stated - Climate Change Basics - That We Can All Understand Bill Nye is passionate about preventing climate change – and of course -science. This video uses fun experiments, diagrams, and images to talk about the underlying scientific principles that are driving human caused climate change. We love...

  • Kids Heading Back to School? 9 Ideas For Sustainable School Supplies

    Ready or not, the new school year is right around the corner! Although it can be a bummer to see the passing of summer – who doesn’t enjoy time outside , vacations, playing hide-and-go-seek, and iced lemonade - the coming of the school year also signals a time of renewed energy, friendships and opportunity! And that creates a great opportunity for sustainable living. This is the time of year when kids and young adults alike need new gear – given the usual wear and tear on school supplies from the prior year. The good news is there are lots of...

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