You are cordially invited ...to come together with tribal government, environmental services, preservation managers, and forest management personnel, Indigenous community environmental activist representatives, and subject matter experts to learn about future plans by the biotech, biofuel, and paper companies to commercially produce genetic engineered trees.
These production models, if approved will threaten our precious forests, biodiversity, water resources, cultural, spiritual, and subsistence resources of tribal and traditional communities worldwide.
Participants will learn the history, science, and future industrial applications for GE trees plantations into areas of traditional and current legal Indigenous territories.
Can’t Attend in Person? We will be live streaming presentations and breakout session!
To facilitate as much participation as possible all presentation and a special breakout session will be broadcast online via Livestream. We will send out reminders with link to the online presentation as the event draws closer, and the morning of the event opening. We will provide participants opportunity to ask questions, offer comments and be part of the formulation of our unifying statement against GE trees, via moderated chats. http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412169497
Under the nearly five-decade reign of CEO Charles Koch, the company has paid out record civil and criminal environmental penalties. And in 1999, a jury handed down to Koch's pipeline company what was then the largest wrongful-death judgment of its type in U.S. history, resulting from the explosion of a defective pipeline that incinerated a pair of Texas teenagers.
The volume of Koch Industries' toxic output is staggering. According to the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute, only three companies rank among the top 30 polluters of America's air, water and climate: ExxonMobil, American Electric Power and Koch Industries. Thanks in part to its 2005 purchase of paper-mill giant Georgia-Pacific, Koch Industries dumps more pollutants into the nation's waterways than General Electric and International Paper combined. The company ranks 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution. Koch's climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell. Across its businesses, Koch generates 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year.
“The walruses are telling us what the polar bears have told us and what many indigenous people have told us in the high Arctic, and that is that the Arctic environment is changing extremely rapidly and it is time for the rest of the world to take notice and also to take action to address the root causes of climate change.”
Willie Nelson and Neil Young, whose Farm Aid concerts have been raising money for family farmers since 1985, demonstrated their support for the agricultural heartland in another way this weekend, headlining the Harvest the Hope: A Concert to Protect the Heartland. The sold-out event, hosted by Art and Helen Tanderup at their farm in Neligh in northeast Nebraska, was intended to call attention to the destruction the Keystone XL pipeline would wreak on farms like theirs as well as nearby tribal lands. http://ecowatch.com/2014/09/29/willie-nelson-neil-young-keystone-xl/
NEW YORK — More than 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate-change demonstration in history.
With banners, flags, floats and drums, protesters at the "People's Climate March" overwhelmed midtown Manhattan in flocks of vivid color, demanding action ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit this week.
The world-renowned musician and activist Sting stopped by Democracy Now for the three-hour special from the People’s Climate March to talk about why he is marching with indigenous activists on the front lines of the environmental movement. “The indigenous peoples’ message has been consistent from the beginning: We are in danger,” Sting says. “These people […
(New York City) The Climate Justice Alliance, of which the Indigenous Environmental Network is a member of, released a Statement to World Leaders and President Obama at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014. “This Sunday, over 400,000 people marched on the streets of New York City in solidarity with communities around the […]
With a copper pail of water in one hand and a staff in the other, Josephine Mandamin, an Anishabaabewe grandmother took on a sacred walk, traversing over 10,900 miles around each of the Great Lakes. She is known as the “Water Walker.” According to the Michigan Sea Grant, the Great Lakes shoreline is equal to […]
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