Model Forest Policy Program

FREE TELESEMINAR: Register Here

Why are forests so vital in solving the climate crisis

and protecting our communities?

You’re invited to a free 60 minute telephone seminar where staff from the Model Forest Policy Program, will discuss the often ignored climate solution: forests. Learn why forests are so vital in protecting citizens from impacts of climate change and what’s the cost of not preserving their natural “services”…or doing nothing?

Use this seminar to build your case to decision makers and the public. Choose one of the dates below:

Monday August 31 Scheduled Start Time: 9:00 P.M. Eastern, 6:00 P.M. Pacific
Wednesday Sept 9 Scheduled Start Time: 3:00 P.M. Eastern, 12:00 P.M. Pacific
Thursday Sept 17 Scheduled Start Time: 2:00 P.M. Eastern, 11:00 A.M Pacific

Here’s what you’ll take away from the 1-Hour Teleseminar:

  • Clearer understanding of critical role of forests in protecting citizens from flooding, drought and increasing CO2 levels.
  • Questions answered about your community’s forest and water climate planning problems.
  • The synergy of multiple communities tackling these issues together.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The top 5 reasons you need to address forest conservation locally.
  • Facts YOU can use to make the case for conserving your local forests.
  • Learn from success stories and failures.
  • Learn how to position your community to get future funding for climate planning.

This information is needed now by your community so don’t miss out on this free presentation.

http://mfpp.org/teleconference.html Copy and paste this link into your browser.

Here are the experts on the call:

Toby Thaler, JD, has over thirty years experience in forestry and related natural resource management issues in the Northwest. He has worked for a broad range of clients-Tribes, public interest groups, local governments-to promote sustainable resource management policies, including forest practices and forest land conservation, shoreline and water resource management.

William Paddock is a sustainability expert who works with local government and business clients on the implementation of sustainable practices and strategies. William is the Cookeville, TN, Project Director helping that region create a forest water climate action plan. William holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama and a MBA in Sustainability from the Institute for Sustainable Practice at Lipscomb University.

Nancy Gilliam, PhD., has helped over 5,000 landowners implement sustainable forestry practices. She initiated the Virginia General Assembly’s study of forest health. Nancy founded the Model Forest Policy Program in 2000 due to proliferation of chip mills in the south and lack of forest policy. She has worked with state and local government officials in VA, TN, ID, and WA guiding model forest policy development and education.

Todd Crossett, MA, has over fifteen years experience in government relations, strategic planning, facilitation, organizational development, project management and advocacy for sustainable practices. Todd served for two years as County Commissioner introducing groundbreaking water protective land use codes in conservative North Idaho.

Gwen Griffith, MA, DMV, program director in sustainable building and low impact development, brings the watershed perspective to the work of climate change mitigation and adaptation. She takes the continuum of care approach from land use planning to smart growth to green building to low impact landscaping to efficient site management. She provides in-depth education on the energy, water, climate connection with an emphasis on water efficiency and source water protection.

Thanks for registering!

Nancy Gilliam

Executive Director

P.S. Any problems registering, call me (509) 432-8679, or email me at ngilliam@mfpp.org

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Having found that the Google Reader allows me to access only the articles pertinent to REDUCING POLLUTION in the air from exhaust and toxic carbons as well as the man made electrical energy; you will be directed there for current updates.

These external frequencies ARE NOT harmonizing within the normal 6-8Hz frequency that humans, animals and the earth operate at.

The external electromagnetic fields operating at many different are not with the same range.  Hence, our body is not ADAPTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT as it was intended.

Technology is available to reverse polarization and protect yourself, your pets and life as we know it.  Research it.

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We are so blessed to be given the gift to immediately support President Obama’s mission to REMAKE AMERICA.  So give thanks and do a little more each day while setting a good example!

WHAT, you ask … how am I blessed in these tough times?

Healing the economy and environment could be a far more difficult challenge for us. It could have gotten worse than the Great Depression. If that does not seriously impact your thought process; get online and research it. You will GIVE THANKS things are not worse in the US and throughout the world. YES it is still bad here and abroad but far better than it could be.

The good news is that the WAKE UP CALL requiring everyone to conserve along with the nomination of President Obama is giving us specific actions to take without much effort.

We must create even more new jobs and many will be green in that they will support defending and protecting the environment. These green income opportunities already surround us. Are you earning from protecting the environment / supporting the Energy Plan and helping people understand how to simply reduce their carbon footprint?

If not, find a way to do it. What is your most favorite thing to do? Is it an ‘accepted’ green action? Find a place for you to create YOUR ECO LEGACY and DO It.

I have mine and you are welcome to check them out and see if anything fits you like a glove. Click on COMMENTS right below the title and detail what you are looking for; where you can truly shine..

It begins with a strong commitment to educate and put that knowledge into action. Share your gift, your green actions with everyone in supporting President Obama as WE REMAKE AMERICA TOGETHER.

Although the majority of the people I speak to or network with believe in defending the environment and are doing it, others are asking why? Some are actually convinced that there is no global warming crisis.  This will remain a controversial topic, so join in and speak your mind.

Cause and Effect, my friends. What you see is the result of the cause.  Prevention is an ounce of cure; don’t you agree?  We all own an opinion, but ignorance is not an excuse; get educated, then choose.

Here are a few answers to help you make an informed / emotional decision toward actively supporting President Obama’s overall energy plan:

  • Patriotism, support remaking of America through energy plan
  • Gratitude, feeling so good doing your part (only you can decide how much is enough)
  • Purpose, it is a cause gaining serious popularity
  • Action, to lead through example, others see your positive contributions
  • Attitude, improves dramatically after completing daily task
  • Education, knowing you researched and learned
  • Message, conveying to others the importance of being in action

ACTION STEPS:

To recap, here are some of the most important steps to truly Making a Difference.

  • UNPLUG your phone charger when not in use; it releases more EMF than the cell itself
  • Use POWER STRIPS with surge protection so you can turn it off rather than each of the electronics plugged into it
  • Turn hot WATER HEATER down or off; after all it just keeps running to keep the water hot, even when not in use
  • INVENTORY all the electronics in every room of your home including garage, unplug those not in use
  • Keep a save DISTANCE between you (your loved ones) and the electronics, appliances and power outlets
  • Check your TIRE PRESSURE every time you fill up, it improves mileage efficiency
  • Use a nanotechnology fuel additive to reduce TOXIC EMISSIONS by 50% and increase MPG
  • Use an oil additive to CLEAN ENGINE parts and extend engine life and reduce vehicle maintenance costs
  • Invest in a cell, mobile, cordless phone SHIELD to eliminate EMF radiation
  • CARRY hand sanitizer and small trash bags, you never know when you will see trash lying about
  • Install an EMF Home Blokker to harness the wasted energy and convert it to CASH
  • VIEW the blood test proof video to become better informed on what EMF electromagnetic pollution is doing to our blood http://fuellegacy.com/flash/telefon/telefon.htm

This is a short summation; please COMMENT on the results now that you have completed them.

Collectively we will heal the economy and the environment in action!

The President will control the future of the auto industry when he rules on emission and fuel economy standards.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor

Last Updated: January 26, 2009: 11:28 AM ET on cnn money

NEW YORK (Fortune) — Government-guaranteed loans for General Motors and Chrysler are getting most of the attention in Washington right now, but President Obama has an opportunity to do something far more important for the future of the auto industry on Monday.

The question is whether he will do the right thing – or the smart thing?

The president directed government regulators Monday to move quickly on a request by California and 13 other states to set their own standards for automobile emissions and fuel efficiency.

California‘s proposed standards are far stricter than those that the federal government has set. The Environmental Protection Agency wants automaker fleets to average 35 miles per gallon by 2020. The California standards would effectively require them to provide cars that average 42 or 43 miles per gallon.

Obama’s action would push the EPA to rule on whether California and the other states can set their own standards. When the Bush administration ruled on the same issue, it refused to grant them a waiver.

Naturally, the reflexive good government position on this issue is to allow California to go ahead. Force the auto companies to toe the mark and make more economical cars, the argument goes, and the country will be better off. Cars that use less gas and pollute less are good for everybody.

Unfortunately, that argument ignores some inconvenient truths. Meeting one strict fuel economy standard – the federal government’s – is burdensome in its own right. It requires new smaller platforms, new high-technology engines, and, inevitably, higher prices for consumers. Forcing automakers to design a second fleet of cars for California could greatly inflate the cost.

Secondly, adjusting automaker fleets to meet stricter standards in all those states will force a whole new kind of higher mathematics. Want to buy a Toyota pickup truck in New York, one of the states that wants to follow California’s emissions standards? Well, if Toyota already sells a lot of trucks in New York and is close to or over the mileage limit, it may not be willing to sell you another gas guzzler that would push it over the state requirement.

Automakers will essentially adjust the fleet of vehicles they sell on a state-by-state basis. You may want to drive across the state line to Connecticut or New Jersey to get your pickup. If residents of those states don’t buy very many trucks, you’ll be in luck.

Finally, while higher fuel economy standards may feel like an “eat your spinach” effort by government to force us to use less oil, they ignore a reality of the marketplace. Small cars may be good for us, but if nobody wants to buy them, they won’t do anybody any good.

There is an idea afoot in the land that automakers are holding back on small cars because they would rather sell high-margin pickups and SUVs.

It isn’t true. They hold back on small cars because nobody wants to buy them. And since they are hard to sell, automakers can’t make any money on them. If there was steady, predictable demand, you would see waves of good, small cars.

The history of auto sales in 2008 provides a case in point. When gas prices spiked, sales of small and hybrid cars shot through the roof. After prices came back down, dealers couldn’t give them away.

The smart thing for President Obama to do to encourage lower gas consumption is to make gasoline more expensive by hiking the federal tax. Applying a $2 gallon tax in gradual stages would move people out of big cars in a hurry, just as high gas prices did last spring. To keep the higher tax from being a burden, it could be rebated to wage earners in the form of a reduction in their payroll taxes.

What’s smart often times doesn’t look right, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. President Obama has promised a new way of doing business. Denying the California waiver and imposing a higher gasoline tax would be a loud, clear message that he means it.

Are you optimistic? Are you secure in your job and finances, and looking at the current economic climate as an opportunity? E-mail your story to realstories@cnnmoney.com and explain why you are optimistic and how you are taking advantage of the situation. You could be included in an upcoming article.

First Published: January 26, 2009: 10:48 AM ET

How we heal our economy and our lives while bolstering the gratitude it deserves is a positive challenge. The glass is 1/2 full and don’t waiver from the belief. It could be so much worse, so I give thanks we have Communities and Individuals that are strong. They maintain an attitude of survival laced with enthusiasm at the many creative opportunities and rewards facing us.

Turning to HOW starts with us individually. Leading through example with our family, friends, business associates and our entire network of people becomes contagious. Pay it forward becomes automatic when witnessed. It is a ‘feel good’ action that replicates itself through the energy you put forth.

Reducing our carbon footprint starts with one small action that causes powerful results.

· Have you completed the INVENTORY of electronics throughout your home, work place and vehicle?

· Are you still wearing your cell, PDA, iPod etc. or always keeping it 2-3′ from you?

· How many people have discussed electromagnetic pollution with you? Do you know what it is? If not, you need to.

· Did you check the distance between the wall outlets, baby monitor, lamp or other electronics in all the children’s rooms?

· Are you a Senior or have one living with you?

· Is anyone being treated for a serious illness and recuperating at home?

By taking the time to put DISTANCE between your selves and these electronics, you reduce your health risks from the massive amounts of ‘free’ electromagnetic radiation / pollution in our living and working areas. Since these fields have been proved to change the molecular structure of our blood we can treat the source rather than only taking lotions and potions to treat the symptoms of serious immune system deficiency.

When you absolutely cannot distance yourselves, shield the devices for protection. Review the other EMF related topics within the blog or research it online. Make yourself an informed decision.

All conservation, harnessing of wasted electricity reduces your carbon footprint, thereby the elements causing global warming. You can check your carbon footprint at the Blogroll or search for and use other carbon footprint calculators found on the web.

That will go a long way in remaking / refueling America and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. It is a start, we be talking about the largest global pollutants soon.

When we look at our lifestyle and inventory all the electrical outlets, the electronics plugged into them or the power strip, we often surprise ourselves.  Of course, if we were to actually determine the amount of electricity per unit, that would further heighten our senses.

It is time to energy-crunch and budget-crunch folks.  It will help the environment and through each of us, heal the economy.  We can seriously reduce our carbon footprint measurably with a little common sense and effort.

Take the INVENTORY.  While doing so, look at the distance between the seating areas and these outlets, appliances, games, chargers, etc.  Strategically putting DISTANCE between where you sit and the location of the EMF electromagnetic fields and radiation.  A minimum of 3′ is recommended.  Why?  The negative impact on your health.

Check the children’s rooms as they are at more risks from the EMF than adults.  Wonderful little brains still developing and the skull is so soft.

Every room in your home should be inventoried.  Take note of where your breakers are in relationship to sleeping areas. 

UNPLUG your cell charger when not in use.  Do you realize it emits more EMF than the cell phone does?

If you are not talking on your cell, it is on and in your pocket, does it release EMF?  Yes it does and we have the blood tests to prove it.

Keep tabs on the distance and unplug all the appliances, electronics etc. that are not in use.  They still pull electricity from the power company and you pay for it.  BUT you don’t have to if you modify your lifestyle to reduce the expenses and pollutants.

CSea Perkins