Exigí al Gobierno los fondos para proteger los bosques – Greenpeace Argentina

A pesar de los importantes avances en materia ambiental que significó la sanción y aplicación de la Ley de Bosques, en algunas provincias continúan los desmontes ilegales y los incendios forestales por falta de controles efectivos.

Esto sucede porque nunca se otorgó el total de los fondos para protegerlos. El jefe de Gabinete es quién puede habilitar el dinero para controlar los desmontes ilegales para que los bosques dejen de correr peligro, pero aún no lo ha hecho.

Reclamá al jefe de Gabinete, Aníbal Fernández, que incorpore la partida correspondiente a los fondos de la Ley de Bosques en el Presupuesto 2011. Completá el formulario a continuación.

Ingresá a: http://www.greenpeace.org.ar/cyberacciones/index.php?cyberaccion=5100 y participá!

PEARL JAM OCEANS

Pearl Jam Oceans from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

Available July 6th on iTunes, proceeds from the U.S. sale of Pearl Jam’s video “Amongst the Waves” will benefit Conservation International’s Ocean Campaign. To learn more about this campaign and Conservation International’s Ocean Initiatives, visit http://www.conservation.org/marine

PEARL JAM OCEANS

There is only one Ocean for everyone and everything.

It is a finite, precious resource under tremendous economic and environmental pressure.

Look after it.

Oceans…
– Cover 70% of the earth’s surface
– Provide up to 80% of the oxygen we breathe
– Are the protein source for 1 in 4 people worldwide
– Are home to 50% of all known species on earth

Eleven things you can do to look after the ocean for present and future generations:

  1. Support the Gulf Restoration Network

    Pearl Jam is currently working closely with Gulf Restoration Network to help support the recovery and mitigation efforts in this region. We encourage you to visit http://www.gulffuture.org/ today to do what you can as well to help make a difference.

    For more information on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, please visit Pearl Jam’s activism page at www.pearljam.com/activism for regular updates on what is being done in the Gulf region.

  2. Encourage renewable energy.

    Oceans and climate change are interconnected. Learn more about clean energy alternatives, initiatives and actions here:

    Oceana
    http://na.oceana.org/en/our-work/climate-energy/clean-energy/overview

    U.S. Department of Energy – Renewal Energy
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/

  3. Find out more about ocean acidification.

    Ocean acidification is one of the most immediate and devastating impacts of too much carbon dioxide. Learn more and urge the leadership to address ocean acidification and make it an immediate priority.

    Oceana
    http://na.oceana.org/en/our-work/climate-energy/ocean-acidification/overview

    Climate Change Challenge
    www.teamearth.com

    Conservation International
    http://www.conservation.org/sites/marine/pages/marine_climate_change.aspx

    Grist
    http://www.grist.org/kingdom/climate-energy

  4. Be a voice for the oceans. Tell your elected officials that you support ocean protection policies.

    Let President Obama know you support his Oceans policy, which was created to ensure that our oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive for present and future generations.
    www.whitehouse.gov/oceans

    If you are a U.S. citizen, urge your Congressional representatives to support international agreements to project the world’s oceans. This is just the beginning of an international agreement that can help create a sustainable international management plan for the ocean commons, which would regulate and enforce both fisheries and extractive industries.

    Urge your Senators here:
    https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=661&s_src=pearl-jam

  5. “Save a Mile” – You can save an entire square mile of ocean and protect the life it contains and the people it supports.

    http://www.conservation.org/act/get_involved/protect_oceans/Pages/save_a_mile.aspx

  6. Become an ocean activist.

    Pledge to be an ocean activist with Oceana. For every pledge made, Oceana will receive a $1 donation. www.oceana.org/heroes

  7. Get off the oil … start thinking about it. Reduce your reliance on the oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear industries.

    Discover hidden sources of oil at home and how to eliminate them.
    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/join-oil-detox-challenge.html

    Learn 10 ways cities and towns can kick the offshore-oil habit.
    http://www.grist.org/article/2010-06-02-10-smart-ways-cities-and-towns-can-get-us-off-oil

    Discover energy alternatives and how to go green.
    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/alternative-energy/index.html

    Learn more about how to reduce the environmental impact of your home.
    http://www.epa.gov/nps/dosdont.html

    Get tips on how to green your workplace.
    http://www.greenbiz.com/business/research/tool/2010/04/21/40-ways-green-workplace

  8. Support local, organic farming and reduce toxic runoff from your homes and businesses. [Less pesticides and chemicals on land = less pollutants in the ocean.]

    Find local farmers markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.
    www.localharvest.org

    Learn more about the connections between agriculture and our oceans.
    http://www.grist.org/article/series/the-n2-dilemma-is-america-fertilizing-disaster

  9. Eat fish that is ocean-friendly and caught sustainably.

    Learn where to shop locally.
    http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/oceans/seafood

    And learn what fish to stay away from.
    http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/oceans/seafood/red-fish

    Want to save Gulf seafood? Eat it!
    http://www.grist.org/article/2010-06-09-eat-it-to-save-it-slideshow

  10. Clean up your local beaches.

    Learn more about the state of your local beaches.
    http://www.surfrider.org/stateofthebeach/home.asp

    And get involved in local cleanup efforts.
    http://www.signuptocleanup.org

  11. Reduce the amount of “stuff” you accumulate and put out into the world.

    Story of Stuff
    http://storyofstuff.org/resources.php

    Plastiki
    http://www.theplastiki.com/2010/06/our-oceans-are-turning-into-plastic/

    The Power of Half
    http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-10-ask-umbras-change-agent-hannah-salwen

OCEAN RESOURCE INFORMATION:

“AMONGST THE WAVES” Live – Pearl Jam (2010)

Director: Ryan Thomas/Brendan Canty
Water Cinematographer: Daren Crawford
Production Company: Volcom Entertainment/Monkeywrench, Inc.

Photo Credits:
Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
Jose Luis Magana/Greenpeace

Vía PearlJam.com

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Verse 1:
What used to be a house of cards
Has turned into a reservoir
Save the tears that were waterfallin’
Let’s go swim tonight, Darlin’

& Once outside the undertow Just
You & Me & nothin’ more
If not for love I would be drowning
I’ve seen it work both ways, but I am up

Chorus 1:
Riding high amongst the waves
O I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
O I can feel like I’ve
Put away my early grave

Bridge:
I gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

Verse 2:
Remember back the early days When
you were young & thus amazed
Suddenly the channel changed The
first time you saw blood

Cut to later, now you’re strong You’ve
bled yourself, the wounds are gone It’s
rare when there is nothing wrong
Survived & you’re amongst the fittest
Love ain’t love until you give it up

Chorus 2:
Riding high amongst the waves
I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
I can see the light
Comin’ through the clouds in rays

I gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

yeah I say it now
Better loud
Than too late

***Guitar Solo***
Ah heyyeah

Chorus 3:
Riding high amongst the waves
I can feel like I
Have a soul that has been saved
I can see the light
Comin’ through the clouds in rays

I gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

yeah gotta say it now
Better loud
Than too late

Say it now
Better loud
Than too late

yeah.. ayeah ayeah
yeah yeah

22/4 – Día de la Tierra

Nuestro planeta se enfrenta a desafíos cada vez más grandes.

Nuestros bosques más antiguos están siendo talados, los océanos son imprudentemente contaminados y sus aguas saqueadas con la sobrepesca que crece a ritmo vertiginoso.

La caza de ballenas, la contaminación producida por los tóxicos, el desenfrenado uso del carbón y la energía nuclear, sumado a los alimentos manipulados genéticamente, ponen en peligro la calidad e incluso la sostenibilidad de la vida en el planeta.

El cambio climático avanza mientras que los gobiernos y las industrias gastan tiempo y recursos para aumentar sus beneficios económicos en lugar de producir los cambios necesarios para frenar las emisiones de carbono.

Con los años, hemos tenido un impacto positivo en todo el mundo, dando testimonio y convenciendo a los políticos y empresarios que cambien muchas prácticas nocivas. Hemos conseguido proteger franjas enormes de la tierra promoviendo las principales leyes ambientales y, a veces incluso, inspiramos a quienes toman decisiones para que pongan el bien del planeta por encima del rédito económico.

Seguramente pensás que el poder de Greenpeace se encuentra en nuestros barcos, acciones directas no violentas o en nuestras campañas basadas en soluciones.

Pensalo de nuevo: ¡el verdadero poder de Greenpeace sos vos!

La Tierra necesita más personas que se preocupen por las cuestiones ambientales, que utilicen sus voces para defenderla, y que tomen medidas para protegerla.

Vos podes ayudar a la Tierra hoy, sumá más gente a este movimiento junto a nosotros para salvarla y compartí este video en: Twitter, Sonico y Facebook.

Un futuro verde y pacifico es posible, pero te necesitamos. Hacé click aquí y unite a nosotros. Nuestro planeta necesita atención no solo el Día de la Tierra, sino todos los días del año. Greenpeace no recibe dinero de empresas, gobiernos o partidos políticos, solo de gente como vos que se preocupa por el medio ambiente. Por eso tu aporte es fundamental.

Mis mejores deseos,

Kumi

Vía: Newsletter Greenpeace Argentina

Greenpeace – votá por la ley de bosques

La Argentina está en Emergencia Forestal: perdemos unas 300.000 hectáreas de bosque nativo por año, una hectárea cada dos minutos. Queremos sumar 1 millón de votos para frenar esta destrucción.

Organizaciones de todo el país estamos promoviendo una Ley de Bosques que establezca una moratoria a los desmontes hasta que cada provincia realice un Ordenamiento Territorial de los bosques nativos, para planificar un uso sustentable de los mismos.

La deforestación alentada por el avance descontrolado de la agricultura y la ganadería provoca la pérdida de especies en peligro, desertificación, inundaciones y el desalojo de comunidades campesinas e indígenas.

Por eso queremos conseguir UN MILLÓN DE VOTOS POR LA LEY DE BOSQUES. Debemos lograr que los senadores de todas las provincias aprueben urgentemente la Ley.

Detengamos los desmontes.

Votá ya por la Ley de Bosques.