You are invited to a coming out party, fundraiser evening with pot luck, music and a wonderful presentation to benefit the Santa Fe Global Water Festival. Come join and support us and share with your friends.:
“The Magical Grandeur of Water“, a presentation by Jim McMath will take you on a journey from the global to the molecular worlds of water. Fundraiser and coming out party for the Santa Fe Global Water Festival, Friday, December 19th at La Cocina de Balam, 1406 3rd Street, Santa Fe 87505. Pot luck, opening ceremony, music, dance and community from 6 PM – 9 PM. Lara Bache, Miriam Kass and Sage Gray will be performing songs and spoken word, some about water written for the occasion.
DJ Spunflower and/drumming/jamming/dancing afterwards. By donation
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Usually if the words “Japan” and “whale” are used in the same sentence, it means bad news for animals. Well not today. Allow me to explain:
The cruel Japanese whale hunt has been banned!!
So today at Unleashed, we’re all like:
Because I know you’ve spoken up for marine animals, I couldn’t wait to share this good news with you! Kudos to our mates at Sea Shepherd, and all the other groups and individuals who made this happen. It just goes to show that when we work together, and never ever give up, we can achieve amazing things for animals!
Want to achieve even more amazing things? Keep scrolling to see how you can make a difference for other marine animals today.
Til next time…
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PRAYER REQUEST FROM THE WATER OF THE WORLD
by David SpanglerI’m posting the following story at the request of a water spirit I encountered four or five days ago. I haven’t had an experience quite like this one before. I had just filled a glass with water from the tap, and as I was lifting it up to drink, there suddenly appeared in the water in the glass a small being that identified itself as a water spirit. It spoke with great urgency and passion and said, in effect, “When you use water, please send loving, healing, and uplifting energy (Light) to the kingdom of the water spirits for many of our kind are suffering and are under siege from the continuing and increasing pollution of water by humanity. We need your support and blessing from which we can draw strength.”
This was a heartfelt appeal, and I had an image of water spirits in rivers and in the ocean trying to cope with the disruption of their environment by all the ways we are polluting the water. I felt a concern on the part of this little being that there could come a time when pure or drinkable water would be a rarity, and all life would suffer. The sense I had was that many water spirits were weakening under the onslaught of the toxicity that human beings dump into their realm–not that they are poisoned themselves but that their contact with the water is weakened and they are driven back, so to speak, unable to make full connection with the water they serve….it’s hard for me to explain.
But the request seemed to suggest that if we sent love and Light and gratitude and good subtle energies to the spirits of water, that they could draw on that to renew their strength and energy in trying to keep the etheric and energetic qualities of water clean and strong. As I said, I’ve never had an experience quite like this. I’m not an alarmist, but the appeal of this being was so heartfelt that now whenever I pour myself a glass of water or take a shower or bath, I tune in to the realm of water spirits and elementals and offer my Light and blessing and strength. I’m passing it on should you like to do the same.
Dolphins Help Save Dog from Drowning ~ On Marco Island, Florida a group of dolphins came to the aid of a lost Doberman that had fallen into a canal and couldn’t get out. The dolphins made so much noise, it attracted the attention of people living nearby, who then rescued the dog. The Doberman was believed to have spent 15 hours in the canal water before he was pulled out by fire personnel and reunited with his owner.
One of the people whose attention was captured by the noisy, demonstrative dolphins said, “They were really putting up a ruckus, almost beaching themselves on the sandbar over there. If it wasn’t for the dolphin, I would have never seen the dog.” (Source: ABC7news) He said also if the dolphins hadn’t persisted enough to get their attention, they dog would have died in the canal. The dog had fallen over the edge of a concrete wall down into the water far enough that it had no chance of getting back up by itself. The dog was exhausted from being in the cold water for hours, and most likely suffering from hypothermia.
Dolphins have been known to sometimes help stranded or injured people as well. In 2007, a pod of dolphins formed a ring around a surfer who was injured and bleeding after being bitten by a Great White shark. The surfer survived because they prevented further bites. No one knows exactly why dolphins have intervened in such emergency situations, and helped save the lives of other species. Suffice to say they are capable of empathy and heroic actions.
Editor’s note: The Insider team has decided to send out the newsletter on schedule today, but we cannot do so without first acknowledging the tragedy in Boston, which is paramount in our hearts and minds today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the great, proud city of Boston.
Video: Another Tar Sands DisasterExxonMobil is doing everything it can to deflect attention from Mayflower, Arkansas, ever since the company’s pipeline spill on March 29 spewed 85,000 gallons of tar sands crude into the community. The company even managed to get a no-fly zone established over the town. But it’s not managing to hide the truth: tar sand pipelines are disasters waiting to happen. Watch this video of tar sands crude flowing through the streets of Mayflower. The public comment period on the far more massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ends April 22.
GET OUT!The Sierra Club is hosting hundreds of events around the country to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet this Earth Month, from service trips to art walks to tree-plantings to tours of nature preserves to fishing, backpacking, and biking trips. You can also attend conferences, seminars, potlucks, coffeehouse get-togethers, film screenings, and more.
Don’t Frack with CaliforniaThe Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity won a landmark victory on April 8 when a federal judge ruled that federal authorities broke the law when they failed to consider the environmental impacts of fracking before they leased 2,700 acres of public land in Monterey and Fresno counties to oil and gas drillers. “The court recognized that fracking is different from the oil and gas development that California has known thus far,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. “Fracking and modern unconventional production have changed the game.”
No More Deepwater HorizonsThree years ago this week, one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation’s history occurred when an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 people and gushed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But despite numerous recent disasters — from Shell’s rig running ashore in Alaska to ExxonMobil’s pipeline spill in Arkansas last month — Big Oil wants to double down on more dangerous drilling in the Arctic and off our coasts, as well as build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Dear Friends of Whales, Dolphins and other Cetaceans:
Many of you indicated that the URL listed did not take you to the correct site for signing the whale and dolphin petition. Please accept our apologies and use the links at the bottom of this page.
For those who are interested in a review or did not receive the e-mail, here it is:
“We are at a crossroads. Environmental degradation is visible everywhere we look and many are feeling hopeless and disempowered to create change that will make a real difference in the world. We are close to a tipping point and your intentions and spirit are needed now to create the kind of lasting change so vital to our natural world.
We have written you before asking you to sign our petitions regarding the US Navy’s underwater sonar sound that is decimating our whale and dolphin populations all over the world. We are asking you again, to sign and share this with your friends and family. We may not receive the change we are asking for and the permit may still be given to cause serious harm to our cetaceans 31 million times over the next 5 years. In that period of time, thousands will die from the impact of that testing. Our government’s utter disregard for it’s own environmental laws has never been more blatant; many of the whales that will die are on the endangered species list!
Here is why it is important for all of us that you act. Our sheer numbers cannot be ignored. By signing this you are providing a base of support to bring this to the attention of the mainstream media so even more people become aware of this dire situation. In addition to this, your signatures can possibly be used as leverage in a lawsuit against NOAA even after they move forward with their plan. This is our final push and we are asking that you, one more time (third time’s a charm, right?) please sign this latest petition. With exposure, education and a clear plan of action, we can sift this tide and you are an intergral part of that shift.”