Breathe Deeply and Act Up for Clean Air TODAY

Via on Feb 26, 2011

What does it take to fall in love with the air we breathe and the Earth we depend upon for our lives? Is that so difficult a question?

I happen to believe that people protect what they love. It’s time to put our love into action!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26th – That’s TODAY ! Come to the Corner of Canyon and Broadway at 1PM – Join the Denver event at the State Capitol Sunday Feb. 27th at 2PM – if you miss these organize one for our own community. Above all else, participate, write, talk and educate!

People Protect What they Love

Today, in Boulder and all over the country people are acting up to protect the Clean Air Act from those in the U.S. Congress who apparently love money more than life itself! What other conclusion can one draw from the current assault on the E.P.A. that is taking place in Congress?

Click HERE and find out where you can take action by locating an event near you!  1 SKY, 1 CLIMATE, 1 FUTURE, 1 CHANCE is an organization you’ll want to know more about!

Take a quick look back at the brief explanation of the Clean Air Act and then ask yourself, what is “common sense” and what constitutes an undo burden on business?

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Extensive research has confirmed it takes 3 key ingredients for individuals to act up.

# 1 – a shared common concern

# 2 – a feeling that you are not alone

# 3 – a belief that the actions you take will make a difference

In response to the first two points, here is a brief list to help you appreciate who your friends are: 1 Sky, 350.0rg, Boulder County Audubon, Clean Energy Action, Earth Guardians, Greenlands – Neighbors for Climate Action in Newlands, Greenpeace, Mothers Acting Up, National Tribal Environmental Council, The Native American Rights Fund, New Era Colorado, PLAN, Boulder County, Protect our Winters, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice, The Sierra Club, Unity Church of Boulder, Unitarian Universalist Church – Green Sanctuary Team. There, you don’t feel so alone, do you? You can also join the U.S. CHAMBER DOESN’T SPEAK FOR ME campaign here.

Here is what the Chairman of the House of Representatives Energy Committee has to say about climate change:

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An excellent illustration that elections matter – Congressman Fred Upton, R- Michigan has a constituency of automobile parts manufacturers with a big stake in the Carbon emissions question. Unfortunately, he doesn’t believe that humans are having any impact upon climate change. Show up today in Boulder and keep showing up all around the country to learn more, to gain courage and to express your love for this planet! One way to express that love is by communicating with your local newspaper editors and use blog sites and other methods of educating people about his desire to drill in Alaska and support nuclear energy. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce committee he determines what legislation is considered byt his committee.

While I wasn’t a fan of the self-serving message of The Secret – the money they made helped them produce this beautiful and uplifting short clip to help you fall in love again with our precious planet – get outside today, love it  and protect it!

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Onward with courage,

About Bud Wilson

As a student-athlete-activist during the tumultuous era at Harvard University Bud emerged with an interdisciplinary degree combining, child development, innovative education and urban social policy. To recover from academia, he moved to the mountains of Colorado and devoted his energy to hosting professional conferences and seminars in Snowmass Village, followed by a few years working with John Denver's Windstar Foundation. He has lots of stories to share about those formative years living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Bud continues to consult with many organizations including Newfield Network, Environmental Communications, Inc. and The Living Green Foundation, Next Culture Network, The Unified Field Corporation, Regenerative Community Development of Colorado and The Agora Projects. Bud has 25 years of experience as an awareness instructor and wilderness guide for Sacred Passage and the Way of Nature. As Global Director of Eco-Regional Leadership for The Way of Nature, in May 2011, he co-created and coordinated the first World Nature Quest. More than 35 groups in 17 countries on 5 continents simultaneously communed with the Earth for healing and renewal. His articles have been read by more than 70,000 Elephant Journal Readers His adult son, daughter and son-in-law are the source of great joy in his life.

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