A Monthly Newsletter with Ways to Make a Real Difference

A BIRD’S EYE VIEW

The number of birds in our world is declining at alarming rates. Why? According to John Kress, Senior Research Botanist and Curator of Botany at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, “…in North America, alone, three billion birds have gone missing over the last 50 years. [It is] estimated there were about 10 billion…

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WILL WE WASTE THE NEXT 25 YEARS?

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) presented a report to the United Nations last week stating that up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction with devastating implications for human survival. IPBES Chair Sir Robert Watson, said: “We have been telling the world we have…

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The Red Pill or The Blue Pill?

In the movie, The Matrix, Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, observes his current life and senses foreboding, a palpable feeling that something else is unfolding around him to which he and everyone else is oblivious.  Later, he is contacted by those that “know” and he is offered the choice between gaining knowledge and freedom by understanding…

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Two Years, 250 Hours of Footage and 50,000 Miles Later

What’s Next?   Two years ago, I embarked on a mission to produce a feature length documentary about mankind’s impact on planet Earth.  At the time, I felt humanity was sleepwalking into a disaster of epic proportions for us and all of earth’s creatures.  Diving with marine biologists in Japan, spending a day with an oyster…

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The Last Straw?

The Last Straw? The news about straw bans sucks the attention away from the reality of our environmental emergencies including climate change and overpopulation. 8 Billion Angels Executive Producer Terry Spahr puts it in perspective in this op/ed piece recently published in The Revelator, an online news and ideas initiative of the Center for Biological…

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Earth Day – April 22 

Is Earth Day Off Its Axis? Earth Day is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. It is a global event with more than an estimated 1 billion people in 192 countries raising awareness of environmental issues.  But would the founder of Earth Day be happy at the current state of this worldwide…

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