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  1. News Posted 11/1/15
    Halloween is over, but Christmas and Valentine's Day are coming. Do you know where the chocolate you are buying for these occasions comes from? Nearly three quarters of the world's cocoa beans are grown on small farms in West Africa, where an estimated 200,000 children work as virtual slaves. Organic, Fair Trade, and chocolate from Latin America or certified by the Rainforest Alliance are generally slave-free. Get a directory of slave free chocolate from http://www.slavefreechocolate.org/
  2. News--11/2/15
    How to encourage walking and biking. Boston has a population of 600,000, but as I walked from Brookline to Copley Square, I kept seeing benches along many sidewalks and the jogging/biking paths along Fenway--not in front o f transit stops, but just there for pedestrians to sit and rest a bit. Outside the Whole Foods in Brookline there was a bike pump for cyclists to fill up their tires. I was impressed at how this city welcomes bicyclists and pedestrians. Truly this is a city "made for walking." And then there is the T, wonderful, frequent public transit. I'd love to see this everywhere.
  3. News Posted 11/3/15 BREAKING NEWS!
    Latest news from Bill McKibben. Trans-Canada has asked to have their application for the Keystone Pipeline suspended. While this is a great victory for the power of grassroots action, it is likely just a gambit, as knowing they’ve lost, they’re trying to ask for some extra innings (note they only asked for a suspension), on the theory that they’ll re-submit a new route for the pipeline after the next election. Please tell President Obama not to give them anything, and to reject the Keystone Pipeline for good! Go to 350/org. (Get Involved) to stay posted on KXL and to sign a letter to the President.
  4. Events Posted 11/1/15
    November 13-14--24 Hours of Reality (http://www.climaterealityproject.org/24hoursofreality).
  5. Events Posted 11/1/15
    The Global Climate March, http://globalclimatemarch.org/, two weeks of action beginning Nov. 28th to coincide with the Paris Climate Talks, including several events in the Bay Area. Go online to locate events in your area.
  6. Events Posted 11/2/15
    Northern California Climate Mobilization Event | Nov. 21, 2015 Take part in a mass mobilization to express your support of and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Join thousands of others to raise your voice in advance of the 2015 UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21). In Oakland, CA, meet at Lake Merritt Amphitheater at !0:30 AM. There will be buses from outlying areas. For more information, go to: www.norcalclimatemob. 12:00 noon – March 1:00 pm – Rally at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza Meet at the Lake Merritt Amphitheatre (map) March to Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza (map) [march route TBA] For more information, go to: www.norcalclimatemob.net