Archive for September, 2008

kcfreecycle links for 2008-09-28

Monday, September 29th, 2008

(more…)

The Human Face of Climate Change: A Sisters on the Planet Event, October 3, 2008

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jim French, Oxfam America
Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 11:54 AM
Subject: Join Me for a Very Special Event in Kansas City

I am writing today to invite you to a very special event, The Human Face of Climate Change: A Sisters on the Planet Event. On Friday, Oct. 3, Oxfam America welcomes to Kansas City, MO, two women who truly represent the human face of climate change. These women will inspire you, as they’ve inspired me, to join the fight against climate change.

Mrs. Woré Gana Seck from Dakar, Senegal, and Sharon Hanshaw, of Biloxi, MS, will be with us to discuss the impacts of global warming on their regions and outline the policies needed to build communitywide resilience to climate change, reduce gender inequality, and help overcome poverty.

The Human Face of Climate Change event details:

* Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
* Reception at 6 p.m. and the Program runs from 7-9 p.m.
* Truman Forum, Plaza Branch, Kansas City Public Library
* 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

For more information go to http://www.kclibrary.org/event/2008/ or email me at jfrench [at] oxfamamerica.org.

I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jim French
Oxfam America

Bios:

Mrs. Woré Gana Seck is the director of Green Senegal and president of CONGAD, a consortium of 160 national and international nongovernmental organizations. Seck will speak on the increasing impact of climate change on the lives of families in rural West Africa. Her organizations focus on creating resilient and sustainable rural communities in Senegal.

Sharon Hanshaw, executive director of Coastal Women for Change, is the national ambassador for the Sisters on the Planet initiative. Hanshaw’s organization has been integral in the rebuilding process following Hurricane Katrina. Her current work centers on creating a broad infrastructure that will help communities in the Gulf Coast better prepare for and respond to climate disasters.

Donate | Who We Are | What We Do | What You Can Do | News & Publications | Contact Us

———————–

Tagged:

kcfreecycle links for 2008-09-26

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

(more…)

kcfreecycle links for 2008-09-25

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Public Hearing: Oppose a New Nuclear Weapons Plant in Kansas City, October 1st

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

FYI…

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Date: Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00 AM
Subject: Next Wednesday Is Last Chance to Oppose New Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Plant

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Public Hearing: Oppose a New Nuclear Weapons Plant in Kansas City

Make Your Voice Heard — October 1

Last Chance for the Public to Oppose $40 Million in Tax Money for a New Nuclear Weapons Plant in Kansas City

Wednesday, October 1
1:30 P.M.

Planning & Zoning Committee Meeting
26th Floor, Council Chambers
City Hall, 414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

If you believe that a subsidy for a nuclear weapons production plant is contrary to the stated purpose of using tax breaks to improve the quality of human life, tell the Mayor and City Council you want green jobs, not WMDs, for a sustainable Kansas City! City officials should be pushing for needed cleanup and economic development at the old plant instead of pushing for a new nuclear weapons production plant.

The agenda will be available at http://www.kcmo.org on Friday, Sept 26. Arrive at the hearing 10 minutes early to sign in on the cards provided by the city for the record. It’s not known exactly what time the proposal will be discussed that afternoon. The hearing will be broadcast on local tv on Channel 2.

If you can’t make the hearing, you can email comments to the Mayor and City Council members beforehand at http://www.nukewatch.org/KCNukePlant/index.html.

For more information, contact Ann Suellentrop at annsuellen@gmail.com, or check for more information at http://www.nukewatch.org.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation | PMB 121, | 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1 | Santa Barbara | CA | 93108

——————–

Tagged:

Featured Adoptables: Babe the Pig

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

UPDATE, 10/9/08: Oh, yays! Babe has been adopted! Happy tails, Babe, happy tails…

null

In the 22 weeks that I’ve been doing this feature, I’ve searched far and wide for a pig in need locally. Horses, cows, cats, dogs, ferrets, rats – I’ve found all up for adoption in the KC Metro area save for pigs and lizards. So, this week, I decided to branch out a little in order to bring you Babe, a pot bellied pig in need of a new home:

June 7, 2008 – Babe will remain in her home until we find a new family for her. Her owner passed away. She is really funny to watch. She begs for treats. She is crate trained and in very good health. She is housebroken. Adoption fee is $100.00.

Babe is from Stover, Missouri (the Petfinder listing is courtesy Stover Animal Control), which is about two hours southeast of the Kansas City area. Sanctuaries and shelters in Springfield, Marshfield, Union and Wichita also have pigs available for adoption.

———————–

Each Wednesday, the Kansas City Freecycle blog will feature one adoptable animal from a local KC rescue group or animal shelter.

We do this for several reasons:

– To highlight the plight of companion animals in the Kansas City area.

– To remind members of our no-animal policy, and provide an alternative venue for members who wish to adopt an unwanted animal.

– To encourage members to adopt a furry friend.

– To help out out local animal rescue groups and animal shelters, many of which are overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals in need.

– To illustrate these animals’ unique personalities and characteristics, thus underscoring the fact that they are not objects and should not be “freecycled”.

Click here to view past Featured Adoptables.

———————–

Tagged:

kcfreecycle links, 2008-09-24

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at http://delicious.com/kcfreecycle

Oppose Palin’s Cozy Relationship With Big Oil – The Petition Site

John McCain’s hot air | Salon

Sarah Palin’s dead lake | Salon News

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Wins 2008 Rubber Dodo Award

Do we need population control? | Salon

(more…)

kcfreecycle links, 2008-09-19

Friday, September 19th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at http://delicious.com/kcfreecycle

UCS GreenTips: August 2008 | Union of Concerned Scientists

American Rivers: The Current, September 2008

Take Action: Yes to Renewable Energy Tax Credits, No to the “Gang of Ten”: Earthjustice: Environmental Law

Greenpeace – Offshore Oil = Increased Risk for Polar Bears

Sierra Club: Club Currents: Volume VI, #131, September 16, 2008

(more…)

Featured Adoptables: Andy the Dachshund/Beagle Mix

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Update, 6/10/09: Andy has been adopted – total awesomeness! (That sad beagle mug was beginning to depress me.)

null

Meet Andy the wee little dachshund/beagle mix. He’s our Featured Adoptable this week!

D.O.B. Oct 19, 2007 Andy is just as fun as his siblings! It can take him just a few minutes to warm up to someone but when he does he becomes a lover boy. Looking for a family to cuddle with. HE DOES NOT HAVE THE BEAGLE HOWL!! Please visit http://www.animalsbestfriends.org to fill out application and look at my siblings!!

As you can see, Andy isn’t quite a year old yet – he’s still a tiny little guy. He and his brothers and sisters are staying with Animals Best Friends in Independence, MO. You can view a full list of their adoptable dogs here.

———————–

Each Wednesday, the Kansas City Freecycle blog will feature one adoptable animal from a local KC rescue group or animal shelter.

We do this for several reasons:

– To highlight the plight of companion animals in the Kansas City area.

– To remind members of our no-animal policy, and provide an alternative venue for members who wish to adopt an unwanted animal.

– To encourage members to adopt a furry friend.

– To help out out local animal rescue groups and animal shelters, many of which are overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals in need.

– To illustrate these animals’ unique personalities and characteristics, thus underscoring the fact that they are not objects and should not be “freecycled”.

Click here to view past Featured Adoptables.

———————–

Tagged:

kcfreecycle links, 2008-09-17

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

While delicious is down, I’ll be posting the daily kcfreecycle link roundup by hand.

To view the descriptions and tags for each link, please check out the kcfreecycle delicious account at http://delicious.com/kcfreecycle

Flickr: Population Explosion

How to commute by bike | Grist | From A to Green | 02 Sep 2008

On buying big cars | By Umbra Fisk | Grist | Ask Umbra | 25 Aug 2008

On hybrid myths | By Umbra Fisk | Grist | Ask Umbra | 27 Aug 2008

Union of Concerned Scientists: Take Action: Lower Gas Prices by Supporting Clean Energy Not Drilling

Defenders of Wildlife: eNews, September 2008

No Whaling, No Whale Dog Food! – The Petition Site

New American Dream: New Dream News: Issue No. 56, Sept. 12, 2008

Public Citizen | Don’t Let Congress Hand the Auto Industry a Blank Check

Sierra Club: Club Insider: Sept. 16, 2008

(more…)