You may already know that HB 368 is in line for Gov. Haslam's signature. I ask you to support excellence in science education for students in TN--call Gov. Haslam now at 1-615-741-2001, give your name and city of record, and ask him to veto HB 368. I don't know when this might reach his desk, so time is critical on this matter.…
Written by Jan Barnett, and forwarded by Nancy B.---published in Erwin Record (not available online otherwise):
When I was asked to write and call our Tennessee state legislators, I could have said, “Why bother?” or “I don’t have time.” But I believe in the cause I’m supporting. And I’m inspired by the commitment and courage of others who believe in it.
The “cause” is protecting…
Added by Carol Landis on March 21, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments
I believe a majority of Tennesseeans enjoy nature, for a whole host of reasons. Whether for hunting (animals or morels or wildflowers), fishing, hiking, cycling, photography, birding, off-road fun, camping, and many other pursuits, I have to believe that we share our appreciation of our mountains. For many, the natural landscapes may even be a good part of the reason for living or settling here.
Many people have studied and appreciate our mountains for their bounty, their…Continue
Added by Carol Landis on March 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Check out Carol's interview with Rev. John Shuck on the WETS radio program Religion for Life. You can listen to the podcast at http://religionforlife.podomatic.com/entry/2012-03-19T15_16_58-07_00.
Nicely done Carol and John!
Check out the link below to the Green Accelerator, a webpage offering excellent resources for green business ideas as well as personal tips for green living. It is sponsored by an organization called the Center for Economic Options (CEO) in Charleston, WV. CEO works to support green businesses and connect entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to operate sustainable enterprises.
Added by George Aubrey Lee on March 12, 2012 at 9:20pm — No Comments
Here is what I wrote to my senators after seeing the TN Senate Energy and Environment Committee meet last Wednesday to discuss SB 577, the TN Scenic Vistas Act.
You have heard, and maybe you believe, that TN does not have mountain top removal. Mountain tops are certainly removed in Tennessee, more are permitted to be removed, and our ridge lines will continue to be leveled if legislation is not passed. I am imploring you, vote to keep our ridgelines safe from…Continue
Interestingly, the link to the Senators' e-mail addresses in the TN LEAF Action Alert (from Mar 1) has been blocked as a "web forgery". Hmmmm. So, in case you're afraid to "ignore this warning", I'm sharing the list below.
I'll beg. Please copy and paste it into your e-mail message to tell them how you feel about the Senate Committee's amendments on Feb. 29th that gutted the TN Scenic Vistas Protection Act (SB 577),…Continue
Added by Carol Landis on March 5, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments
In response to the vile remarks of Rush Limbaugh:
13 years ago today I was lying in a hospital bed in Chapel Hill N.C. recovering from major surgery to remove my reproductive "bits" because of ovarian cancer. This cancer was caused by ovarian cysts that all got together and morphed into a football sized mass on each ovary. I have been known to joke that it was like giving birth to twins, but I didn't have to take them home. But it was no joke. This is the same condition Sandra Fluke…Continue
Added by Robert Starkey on March 3, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments