Robert Reich has a intriguing list progressive groups that we should join in order to persuade the Democratic leadership in Congress to reduce Global Warming.
Trees and bushes make us healthier! So we should plant more trees and bushes. Plus birds, wildlife, and we get fruits tom eat! Groups like Treepeople and individuals like Wangari Maathai start movements that lead to millions of trees being planted. Trees prevent flooding, clan the water, give us cooler temperatures, make us healthy and happy. Link: Trees and shrubs Green spaces improve heart and artery health, independent of income.
Gardening makes people live longer and healthier lives. Link Working outdoors and growing and eating food that you like both contribute to health. This study reminds of earlier one on long lived people. Those studies said that people who lived in small communities where they walked to get places,where they ate yogurt, and where they ate local food and danced regularly lived longer.
Learn and spread knowledge about insects. This article shows recent studies that show 45% declines, which harm birds, plants, frogs, lizards, and the many flowers, trees, fruits, and vegetables insects pollinate. It tells us how we can help insects:Planting pollinator gardens, asking parks managers to sustain beneficial insect populations, asking cities, schools, and neighbors to reduce pesticide use. You can do citizen science with the Xerxes Society. Or you can count fireflies
Link Great Story! Divers free a trapped whale, and then she nudges and gently pushes each of the divers! She swims in joyous circles around them