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Facebook, stay cool – just kick the coal by Chuck Baclagon
February 25, 2010, 10:14 am
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Facebook offices on University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. Photo via Flickr

Facebook’s first ever data center, full of state of the art and energy efficient equipment, will be built in Prineville, Oregon in the north west of the US. Unfortunately the energy required to operate the data center will be supplied by the utility company Pacific Power, which is primarily fuelled by coal – the largest single source of global warming pollution in the world. We have called on Facebook to dump coal all together and instead use 100 percent renewable energy, taking the lead in being part of the solution to climate change.

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Change starts with kids and undies; a Coal Superhero; and Toxic bubbles. by Chuck Baclagon

From Making Waves

This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from underneath. Underneath your clothing that is. With its eco line of men’s and women’s underwear, companies like PACT, Obviously and Pants to Poverty and wants to start a social movement with eco-friendly underwear.
Websites such as The Frisky, Mother Nature, Urlesque, Bitch, and Eco Fashion World are all raving about eco-friendly underwear that takes your daily environmental act to another level.

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Action Barbie by Chuck Baclagon
July 10, 2009, 7:31 am
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Greenpeace, both famous and notorious (depends whos asking) for its bold environmental protests, figured Obama deserved to be there. Yet not quite for the reason you might think. Right next to Lincolns sculpting, Greenpeace climbers unveiled a face-sized (65 by 35 foot) banner of Obamas face with the words America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians: Stop Global Warming. The message was crafted to call out Obama to move quicker and stronger on global climate policy as he chairs the G-8 policy conference this week in Italy.

Greenpeace climbers unveiled a face-sized (65 by 35 foot) banner of Obama's face with the words "America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians: Stop Global Warming." The message was crafted to call out Obama to move quicker and stronger on global climate policy as he chairs the G-8 policy conference this week in Italy.

From Making Waves

What an insane day it was. Avaaz members strip in Rome. Greenpeace occupies four of the biggest polluting coal plants in Italy and puts Obama’s face on Mt. Rushmore. Oxfam puts on crazy big heads. WWF pokes fun at the G8 leadership.

This is not business as usual. This is civil society crying out for change.

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Greenpeace goes to the G8 by Chuck Baclagon
July 8, 2009, 7:13 am
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From Making Waves


We’re at the G8, and a lot of other places in Italy as well. Follow our occupation of four coal fired power plants here.

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Inside an alien’s head… by Jenny Tuazon
A group of unidentified aliens visited the Asian Development Bank headquarters during an on-going high-level dialogue on climate and clean energy.

A group of unidentified aliens visited the Asian Development Bank headquarters during an on-going high-level dialogue on climate and clean energy.

The discussion of the need to prevent climate change continues apace. Honestly, I am not fed up about the issue but I’m fed up reading what the deniers have to say about it through the social media. So, I visited some blogs containing other topics to somehow get off from the usual blogs that I follow.

After browsing a couple of blogs, I came to stumble upon a quote that’s quite striking. It says, “You cannot f*ck the future, sir — the future f*cks you.” It came from a theology blog but then upon reading the quote, the issue on climate change began crawling inside my mind. Though I’m not sure of what the quote’s context is, I came to concoct my own understanding of it. Hell yes, nobody can mess up with our future here in this planet but I guess the  future itself will eventually give its final say whether we’re going to have a f*cked up one or not. In my humble opinion, what we need to do now is to welcome the choice of a solution that might actually motivate some action for once, even on alien’s method, rather than standing vainly in its stead.

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Earth Day by Chuck Baclagon
Last November 2008, Greenpeace went to a an orphanage, outside of Manila, to talk about the environment. Kids ages 7 to 14 learned about waste segregation and energy efficiency. This is how one of the children envisioned a greener and peaceful world.

Last November 2008, Greenpeace went to a an orphanage, outside of Manila, to talk about the environment. Kids ages 7 to 14 learned about waste segregation and energy efficiency. This is how one of the children envisioned a greener and peaceful world.

It was in 1970 when U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, founded the first celebration of Earth Day as an environmental teach-in, years later countries all over the world started celebrating April 22 as a special day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.
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From the climate defenders camp to the the funders of coal by Chuck Baclagon
June 18, 2008, 6:17 am
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Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn’t always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days.

When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the Rainbow Warrior and headed with mixed feelings towards the Climate Defenders Camp on the shore.

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