Earth Day April 21 Anacostia Islands Cleanup with AWS, other events

http://www.anacostiaws.org/calendar
April 21    8 or 9am to Noon, get together after  
Earth Day cleanups - many locations in Anacostia River Watershed     
Info & locations        http://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2012 ;
registration    http://www.anacostiaws.org/rsvp/earthday2012
 I have signed up for the Kingman and Heritage Islands location, reached from the RFK Stadium Parking Lot, Philo  Kingman & Heritage Islands (RFK)   April 21 (Sat) 9:00 to 12:00 Location -   575 Oklahoma Avenue NE, Washington DC, 20002 (meeting at RFK parking lot #6 & 7 - entrance from Benning Rd. & Oklahoma Ave. NE, will be cleaning up Kingman and Heritage Islands)
Contact:    AWS   Beth Gunter   AWS[masked]                                     
Sam ALbert[masked]ext. 232
Contact Email      [masked]  [masked]  [masked]     

Sunday Earth Day April 22 11:30  iMatter March on the National Mall
from :   [masked]          We are in the final push to make the iMatter "Choose Your Future" Earth Day March a huge, awesome, and epic event. You want to join in something historic? Great, cause I could use your help! Get your arts & crafts on at one of these sign making gatherings. Below are two dates to choose from (or come to both!):    Can anyone else step up to volunteer to help out over the next 10 days?     SUNDAY, APRIL 15 @2pm    SIGN MAKING at American University in Mary Graydon Center room 247 Please bring whatever materials you have (paint, cardboard, markers, extra cloth for a banner, etc)       SATURDAY, APRIL 21 @2pm SIGN MAKING ROUND II AND VOLUNTEER TRAININGat 12th St. and Madison Dr. on the National Mall (right by the Smithsonian Metro Stop) We will meet at noon on the National Mall to prepare for the next day's festivities. IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING at the iMatter Tent on Earth Day, please meet at 2pm on Saturday, April 21 for a short training so you know what to expect on Sunday.     How many people will you be bringing to march with you!?????See you this Sunday or next Saturday/ Sunday. Grab your friends and bring a crew. Together we can shift the status quo and speak out for the future we choose. The future we want will not happen by itself, it will happen because we create
https://www.facebook.com/events/352725391432459/   imatter march April 22Call me with any questions/ ideas! [masked]-5334. [masked]
 
May 19-May 23 (we can join riders in DC)
Support Mike Tidwell of ChesapeakeClimate.org on his Climate Ride NYC to DChttp://bike.climateride.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate
I suggest donating for Mike Tidwell, Director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network "CCAN" , who is riding this yearFrom Mike:  I’ve never even considered riding 300 miles on my bike before—but this is the year! This May, I’m going to grab my gear and hit the road as part of the NYC-DC Climate Ride, where we’ll have a chance to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change and also raise funds that CCAN can put to great use during hard-hitting campaigns in 2012.   [   www.chesapeakeclimate.org  ]
Wednesday  April 25 5pm -anacostiaws.org  Spring Paddle evening         http://www.anacostiaws.org/42512-paddle-night-rsvp
Friday May 25th thru Monday May 28th 2012Memorial Day WeekendConference:   The Age of Limits -- Conversation on the Collapse of the Global Industrial Modelhttp://www.ageoflimits.org/    info and register here at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary , Artemas, Pennsylvania -- Located about 100 miles from the DC metro area, our center is off-grid and we provide our campers with advanced flush toilet, hot shower and drinking water systems.--We have a limited number of bunkbed berths in our dormitory.Private rooms in nearby B+B’s are available. In-Depth Conversations With:     John Michael Greer: Scholar and author of more than twenty books on a wide range of subjects, including The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, The Ecotechnic Future: Exploring a Post-Peak World, and The Wealth of Nature: Economics As If Survival Mattered.      Carolyn Baker Ph.D.: Professor of history and psychology, psychotherapist and author of Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition and Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse.      Dmitry Orlov: Essayist, wry social commentator and author of the acclaimed Reinventing Collapse – The Soviet Experience and American Prospects.      Gail Tverberg: Professional Actuary and Mathematician, global limits analyst and writer.      Thomas Whipple: Retired senior analyst for the CIA and a well known researcher and writer on energy and oil issues, Chief Editor of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA’s flagship publication, Peak Oil News and Review.  [Note - Tom Whipple is from Falls Church VA, near DC and writes for the Falls Church Gazette, and publishes the internet Peak Oil Daily and Weekly for USA-ASPO.org,  USA Association for the Study of Peak OIl]
June 16,[masked]:00 AM - 4:30 PMDC SOLAR FLARE 2012 - free admission,          
www.prsea.org/events?eventId=466474&EventViewMode=EventDetails
Location:  H. D. Woodson Senior High School,[masked]th Place, NE, Washington DC (off Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue)METRO: Minnesota Avenue or Deanwood - Orange Line                  or Capitol Heights - Blue LineThe Ward 7 Solar Coop and DC SUN, in cooperation with the Potomac Region Solar Energy Association, invite you to participate in what promises to be the most extensive community-based exhibition of green and renewable products, technologies, and services available to DC residents to date !note:  DCSUN.org  is  DC Solar United Neighborhoods

ALSO of Interest --http://grist.org/list/incredible-nasa-images-of-saudi-arabias-careless-use-of-water/?postpost=v2hj

http://grist.org/coal/black-people-get-asthma-so-everybody-else-can-get-cheap-power/
http://grist.org/climate-change/more-power-for-women-means-less-climate-pollution/?postpost=v2
http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/02/12/c-1-motorcycle-car-seeks-traction-as-com?videoId=230043281

http://grist.org/climate-energy/only-systemwide-change-can-cure-our-climate-hangover/?postpost=v2

http://grist.org/list/if-fossil-fuel-subsidies-were-distributed-to-every-american-wed-each-get-1360year/?postpost=v2
http://grist.org/list/global-warming-could-explode-compost-bombs-all-over-the-planet/  
http://grist.org/list/the-trouble-with-right-wing-bitching-about-gas-prices-in-one-handy-cartoon/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/26/toilet-roll-america

http://motherjones.com/environment/2012/04/beyond-coal-plant-activism
http://grist.org/list/incredible-nasa-images-of-saudi-arabias-careless-use-of-water/?postpost=v2
http://grist.org/energy-policy/more-on-ramping-down-baseload-power-and-ramping-up-storage/
http://grist.org/transportation/slow-ride-buses-are-the-new-vehicles-of-youth-rebellion/
http://blog.bikeleague.org/blog/2011/06/rest-of-the-world-keeps-us-on-our-toes/

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