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…

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…

8 Billion Angels Travels to India

As soon as I stepped off the plane, I tasted acrid air thick with smoke from burning trash, smoldering rice fields, charcoal cooking fires, and exhaust from the legion of motorbikes, tuk tuks and trucks clogging the streets of Delhi, India. Delhi is considered the 3rd largest city (behind Tokyo-Yakahama and Jakarta) in the world…

Go on a Carbon Diet

Shrink Your Carbon Footprint and Heal the Planet The average American pigs out at the proverbial fossil fuel trough by consuming goods and services that add 20 tons of Greenhouse gases (CO2) annually to our atmosphere and oceans. By comparison, the average global citizen consumes and emits 5 tons of CO2 annually. Based on 7.5…