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It’s Official: Mexico Enacts Climate Change Law

The Mexican Senate unanimously passed the General Climate Change Law last Thursday evening, 19th of May, making it the first developing country to pass a law with comprehensive long-term objectives for combating climate change.

Mexico’s General Climate Change Law outlines the following goals:

A reduction in carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.
35% of Mexico’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources by 2024.
The establishment of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, a research and development institution.
The creation of a foundation for raising and channeling public, private, national and international financial resources for carrying out relevant projects.

April 24th

Mexico’s New Climate Change Law Almost a Reality

Mexico’s new General Climate Change Law will be the second such law in the world, positioning Mexico as a competitive economy in the renewable energy sector. Already approved by the Mexican House of Representatives with 280 votes in favor and 10 against, the General Climate Change Law will become a reality once approved by the Mexican Senate.

April 16th

DC Uses Plastic Bag Tax to Clean Up The Anacostia & Create Jobs

The District of Columbia is now becoming a model for communities across America for the way its government is handling a critical environmental issue – The DC Government introduced a plastic bag tax in 2010 to discourage single use bags and clean up the Anacostia River. Now this money is restoring the river’s health, creating jobs and the tax has helped bring down the use of plastic bags across the District.

March 13th

Keystone XL Makes No Economic Sense for America

Keystone makes no economic sense for America. Once we take into account the true cost of oil including subsidies, environmental damage, and military costs, oil is far more expensive than the alternatives. The best thing we can do for the American economy and for American businesses as a whole is to wean ourselves from oil as quickly as possible.

January 16th

Corporations Can Legally Dump Toxic Waste in Fertilizers

Why would anyone choose organic gardening? Besides being a lot healthier, it is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative. Unfortunately there are a handful of very powerful multi national corporations that don’t want you to know that and they have politicians on both sides in their pocket. Now why is that so important to them? Their goal is to keep you ignorant and enslaved to having to repurchase their seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. In spite of the fact that it is destroying our environment, altering our DNA and propagating and even creating new disease.

January 12th

US Congress Worth Over $2 Billion: Wealthy Lawmakers Mostly the Top 1 %

Do people become politicians because they are rich or are they rich because they are politicians? Whichever the case, such a high proportion of wealthy lawmakers is just not a healthy situation.

According to a Roll Call analysis of US Congress members’ financial disclosure forms, the collective net worth of American lawmakers jumped 25 percent to over $2 billion in just the last two years — with 50 of the richest Congressmen and women accounting for 90 percent of the increase.

January 2nd

What Non-Profits Can Learn From Coca-Cola?

Melinda Gates, through her travels for the Gates Foundation in the developing world, sees that poverty-stricken areas do not have a lot of things we take for granted- clean surroundings, clean water, sanitation or electricity. But she is astounded by what they do have- Coke. At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants — and can get — a Coke. Why shouldn’t this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?

December 21st

Congress Fails Our Children by Claiming Pizza is a Vegetable

Recently, America has had to come to terms with the fact that apparently, Congress thinks that pizza is a vegetable. It’s a decision that’s raised a lot of eyebrows – the tomato paste used for sauce doesn’t really seem to counteract the crust, cheese and pepperoni that make up the rest of a slice of pizza.

November 28th