12 Environmental Facts to remember when voting

Please vote for the environment and urge your friends to do the same.Forward these 12 Environmental Facts to 5 friends.

Dear CSea,

Next Tuesday, a schoolteacher from Connecticut, an organic farmer from California, and a biologist from Colorado will cast their ballots with at least one thing in common – they will have read this email and they will be even more determined to vote to protect our planet.

At my polling station in Arlington, VA, I will add my voice to theirs and cast my ballot for the environment.

And I will forward this email to my friends and family to urge them to vote at least in part on how our candidates will treat our natural world.

Will you join us?

Please pledge to vote for the environment this Tuesday, November 2nd.

12 Environmental Facts to Keep in Mind on Election Day

389 – The concentration in parts per million of carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas, in the earth’s atmosphere today.

38 – Percent increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration since the industrial revolution.

18 – Number of countries that have set all-time heat records so far in 2010.

82 – Percent decline in U.S. corn, cotton, and soybean production possible under current warming scenarios.

1 – Rank of 2010 so far as the hottest year on record (tied with 1998).

16 – Estimated number of Exxon Valdez-sized spills it would take to equal the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf after the BP Blowout.

4,342 – Total number of oiled birds collected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Gulf Coast region.

$68.5 million – Amount spent by Big Oil and its special interests allies this year on TV ads designed to elect pro-polluter candidates.

$514 million – Amount spent on lobbying and advertising by big polluters to stop the Senate from passing global warming legislation.

23,000 – Number of Americans whose lives will be saved in 2010 alone because of the Clean Air Act, according to EPA estimates.

232 – Number of toxic chemicals found in the umbilical cord of tested newborn babies in the U.S.

1 – The number of votes it takes to decide a close election.

Please remember to vote on November 2, and please – vote your planet!Sincerely,
Sam Parry
Director, Online Membership and Activism


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Words to live by

photo credit CSea Perkins

Being compelled to ‘pay it forward’ by sharing a REPRINT of today’s “Positive Thoughts”…

Famous Quotes & Sayings.

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 02:53 PM PDT

§ Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

§ You only lose what you cling to.

§ Fill your mind with compassion.

§ We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

§ The Four Reliances
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;
Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;
Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;
And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.

§ We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

§ To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

§ Pay no attention to the faults of others,
things done or left undone by others.
Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

§ What we think, we become.

§ Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

§ Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.

§ He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

§ Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

§ Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

§ Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

§ Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

On life’s journey Faith is nourishment,
Virtuous deeds are a shelter,
Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

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What is Real Success?

Catch the wave in Daytona Beach

This just landed in my inbox from Positive Thoughts (receive new thoughts daily) and felt today was the day to post.  Very thought provoking.  Enjoy this section by Tim

Everyone wants success, and yet they often
don’t know when they have it.

For most, it is the maddening chase toward a better way of  life or more of something.
More fame, power, recognition, money or material stuff.

For some, it is the understanding of a loving partner, the love of their child, or the people that they can count on when life throws them a curve.

I am coming to believe that success is not more material wealth, but peace, happiness, contentment, and love. Most of all love.

Real success is not to be sought after in the outer world, but discovered in your inner world. I am not condemning the stuff of life. We all want the things that life offers.

But we don’t need as much as we think we do.   Sooner or later you will discover that real success is friends, strangers, and anyone who crosses our path.
It is kindness shared, support given and received, listening, giving, and caring.

These will endure while your car rusts, your toys break, and you tire of the temporary gratifications that bring you what you think is real.

What matters is people.
What lasts is love.
What counts are true friends, and if you treasure these
you can count yourself a success.

What is Real Success? by: Tim

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Frank Perkins understands

…by Jim Rohn

The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today. Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity? All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today. All that could have been accomplished can easily elude us, despite our intentions, until we inevitably discover that the things that might have been have slipped from our embrace a single, unused day at a time.

Each of us must pause frequently to remind ourselves that the clock is ticking. The same clock that began to tick from the moment we drew our first breath will also someday cease.

Time is the great equalizer of all mankind. It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard for either. Time offers…

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