Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

"The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was called for by United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan in 2000. The objective of the MA was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being."

This website has the full 219 page report

There is a summary of the report on this website along with some other information

Peace Posters

Here are two websites that have some really creative posters/images.



Friday, April 1, 2005

What happened at Fossil Fools Day in Calgary: Jumpstart Ford Protest

[photo of Fossil Fools Day protest in Calgary] We had a really good protest today in honour of Fossil Fools Day (part of the Jumpstart Ford Campaign).

[photo of organizer, Jennifer, at Fossil Fools Day protest]] About 17 people showed up at 5pm outside the Woodridge Ford Lincoln dealership in the south part of town to bring attention to Ford's abysmal environmental record. Since there was only a core group of about 6 people who worked on putting the event together here, we were quite pleased with the turnout. (The weather was pretty nice, too, until just before the end when it started to rapidly cool off.)

[photo of protestors and hybrid vehicle] We had a nice little success story, too. Earlier in the day, the dealer (who had been told about the protest in advance) switched out the big gas-guzzling trucks that were in the most prominent display and put hybrid vehicles in their place (which they had to bring in from another dealership). So, for at least a little while, there was more emphasis on more fuel-efficient vehicles., , , , , , , , , .