Lovers of our Earth’s biosphere are invited to copy and share, or print and give, these Gibbon XOEarth Awards that have been dedicated to:
+ The Gibbon – all species endangered or threatened with extinction
+ Climate Reality Project
+ May Boeve – 350.org Awesome Executive Director
+ Ricardo Salvador – Union Of Concerned Scientists [UCSUSA] Food and Environment Program
+ Natalie Portman – Vegan, Eating Animals movie producer, Climate Change Activist
+ James Hansen – NASA Climate Scientist, Activist
+ Heather Mills – Vegan, Ski Racer, VBites, Climate Activist
Kar the GibbonI hope Kar is having or had a good life. ‘Kar’ is my nickname for the individual gibbon that is on this XOEarth Award. What a dancer, yes? For life, Stele
Gibbons are social animals. Gibbons are also pair-bonding, maintaining the same mate for life, unlike most of the great apes. However, Palombit and others have found that gibbons might be socially monogamous, with occasional “divorce”, but not sexually monogamous.
The Gibbons’ calls, which can often be heard for distances up to 1 km (0.6 mi), consists of a duet between a mated pair, with their young sometimes joining in. In most species, males and some females sing solos to attract mates, as well as advertise their territories. The song can be used to identify not only which species of gibbon and the area from which it comes.
Gibbons are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, nonflying mammals.
They are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances up to 15 m (50 ft), at speeds as high as 55 km/h (34 mph). The gibbons’ ball-and-socket joints allow them unmatched speed and accuracy when swinging through trees. Nonetheless, their mode of transportation can lead to hazards when a branch breaks or a hand slips, and researchers estimate that the majority of gibbons suffer bone fractures one or more times during their lifetimes.
Also called the smaller apes or lesser apes, gibbons differ from great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and humans) in being smaller, exhibiting low sexual dimorphism, and not making nests.
In certain anatomical details, they superficially more closely resemble monkeys than great apes do, but like all apes, gibbons are tailless.
Carbonfund.orgIn recognition of the Carbonfund.org‘s crucial carbon offset projects that are helping save our biosphere’s climate, we are honored to dedicate these Gibbon XOEarth Awards to the Carbonfund.org.
As Carbonfund.org says, “Carbon offsets represent the reduction of CO2 in one location, like a renewable energy or reforestation project, to offset the CO2 produced in another location, like your home or office.”
In our opinion, currently, they may be the best at getting some of the most important carbon offset project’s funded and completed.
We love the Carbonfund.orgmotto, “REDUCE WHAT YOU CAN, OFFSET WHAT YOU CAN’T.”
Again, as Carbonfund.org says: “Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through:
• Climate change education
• Carbon offsets and reductions
• Public outreach
We [Carbonfund.org] encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint.
Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.”
We super love that they say:
“What we do to help protect the environment is for a common good, not for private gain. When Carbonfund.org purchases and retires CO2, the benefits accrue to our planet, not just an individual. Carbonfund.org is not seeking to profit from our activities. We are here to reduce the threat of climate change and pass on a cleaner environment to our children.”
“All Carbonfund.org offset projects are verified by a third party to the highest certification standards. This sort of review, coupled with an annual third-party audit of our finances and portfolio, ensure that our donors are supporting only high-quality carbon offset projects making real carbon emission reductions.”
So, please invest in Carbonfund.org‘s excellent carbon offsetting projects that are helping stop a climatic chaos that is threatening Earth’s life support system and its inhabitants.
Read more about their Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Renewable Energy projects, and then take action with Carbonfund.org >.
350.orgWe like 350.org alot. To cheer on 350.org‘s and 350Action.org‘s crucial climate protection work that is helping save our biosphere’s climate — and therefore humankind and other species — we are honored to dedicate these World Climate Action Awards to 350.org and 350Action.org.
What’s not to like – ok, ok, it’s also love! – about 350.org work on “Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries”, and that they say, “We believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.”
We also freaking [not fracking] love that 350.org peeps helped found and power up the various Climate Marches they get rolling!
350 activists around the world say, “Join the Peoples Climate Movement in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. We resist. We build. We rise.”
And they announce, “Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.
Then there is the totally righteous 350.org Divest-Invest movement.
This movement states that, “We can have a huge impact collectively when we move our money from fossil fuels to climate solutions. With renewable energy becoming more competitive every day, we can promote a healthy planet and economic security by divesting from fossil fuels and reinvesting in solutions.”
Read and do sign the pledge at 350.org to make it real. Purty please. 😉
And another HUGE THING, ya gotta love 350Action.org‘s political arm that has the mission in the United States to initiate “Campaigns, projects and actions that will change climate politics for the better.”
Please donate to both 350.org‘s and 350Action.org‘s yummy projects.
Yessssssss, Stele goes to 350.org events, signed the Divest-Invest Pledge and promises to support 350.org’s work with his energy and stuff.
Climate Reality Project.org (CRP)
At Climate Reality, they are saying urgent climate change action a necessity. In politics. In business. In every aspect of our lives. Everywhere.
Urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and speed the global shift to renewables. Urgent action to halt the oil industry’s and the Trump-ers’ radical fossil fuel agenda. Urgent action to make world leaders strengthen and honor their Paris Agreement commitments.
The Alliance encouraged federal policies that limited greenhouse gas emissions and supported low-carbon power sources. Former campaigns from the Alliance include the bipartisan “We” campaign, launched in 2008. The campaign, which included an advertisement called “We Can Solve It” featuring Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich jointly calling for a response to climate change, was created to prompt public action against climate change on a national and international level. The “We” campaign included partnerships with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, the United Steelworkers of America and the National Audubon Society.
The same year, the Alliance launched the “Repower America” campaign to support Gore’s directive to shift American homes to 100 percent clean energy within 10 years. This campaign supported climate change legislation in the United States and, according to The Washington Post in 2008, was one of the farthest reaching public advocacy initiatives in recent history.
Also in 2008, the Alliance created the Reality Coalition in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, the League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club. The Reality Coalition used television, print and online advertisements as well as grassroots events to challenge the idea of coal pollution mitigation.
In 2013, The Climate Reality Project released the Reality Drop tool, a news aggregator that collects online news stories about climate change. The social media tool was developed in partnership with Skeptical Science, a climate science blog, and Arnold Worldwide, a global communications organization, following a challenge initiated by the online publication PSFK that asked for submissions of creative ways to address climate change. The tool allows users to discuss what is said about climate change in the media and collect points by commenting on and promoting news stories about climate change and demoting articles that exhibit climate change denial. Reality Drop users can also use the tool to share news stories on social media networks.
The Climate Reality Project also addresses climate change through a network of approximately 10,000 grassroots Climate Reality Leaders, which the organization calls the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. As of 2016, The Climate Reality Leadership Corps has conducted 33 training events to prepare Climate Reality Leaders to communicate and conduct effective advocacy events within their local communities. Climate Reality Leaders come from 135 countries. Members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps lead educational events and encourage activity to address climate change in their local communities.
The Climate Reality Project has also established a partnership with Warren Miller Entertainment called “I Am Pro Snow”. The partnership’s goal is to explore the impact of climate change on winter sports and locations impacted by changes in temperature.
Some excerpted from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Climate_Reality_Project.
Support Climate Reality Project.org (CRP) at ClimateRealityProject.org.
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