Help delay the death of our biosphere by just one minute by living an eco logical lifestyle for the next 365 days -- and you will give the equivalent of another year to live to 13,308 people. Yay Earth Hero!!!
[Some scientists are saying it is possible there could be a 97% die off of all multicellular life on our biosphere by 2035.***]
Hello Earth Lover,
** In order to extend the life of this exquisite yet dying biosphere for at least one more precious, living, loving minute, I vow to live eco logically and compassionately every day, as much as possible, for the next 365 days.**
I am on my knees as I write this, proposing to you wherever you are, to join me in the above vow to help save our biosphere.
Because adding 1 minute to the lives of 7 billion people adds 13,308 human years to various people around the world. Because adding 1 minute to the lives of trillions of other lifeforms on Earth is the equivalent of saving full lifetimes of millions of those lifeforms!
So my goal is to live very ecologically and sustainably for a full year in order to add 1 minute to the life of the biosphere!
[I think it's going to be fun to celebrate my ecological successes a year from now! And, if all goes well, I hope to pledge again for the next 365 days too!]
There are certainly countless fun, loving, magnificent, deep and sweet experiences that humans and various lifeforms are having every single minute on our planet. That's why I know that living eco in order to add a minute to the life on our biosphere is worth the effort.
But our biosphere - rather regretfully - is probably kicking the bucket. However, every minute that you and I can delay its passing is a major gift.
By the way, some people and beings will get more than 1 minute added to their lives when you succeed at the green minute rule. Because, this 1 minute is a global statistical average of the time that you help give to the entire biosphere. So while some individuals will get less than one minute added to their lives because of your lifetime of ecological action, some will get several minutes, or hours, or months or maybe even years from that 13,308 years worth of minutes that you give back.
That means it is possible that someone you know will get several minutes, days, months or even years added to their lives - thanks to your eco actions. So look at your friends or a beloveds as you take those eco actions - and envision that your ecological actions in the next 365 days might be giving them more good times with this amazing thing called life.
Even so, your and my current human bodies will eventually fade away. But when alot of us live by the *Green Minute Rule*, we will extend the life of the biosphere enough that our atoms and molecules will get a chance to become part of other lifeforms and even part of humans not yet born. Therefore, imagine your particles getting a chance to become part of other lifeforms in the future, having a good time, because you and I and others are doing the right thing now for our exquisite blue green orb.
So does this *Green Minute Rule* - sound right for you? If yes, great!
Ok! Join me in saying it out loud!
** In order to extend the life of this exquisite yet dying biosphere for at least one more precious, living, loving minute, I vow to live eco logically and compassionately every day for the next 365 days -- as much as possible. And then, I will celebrate my ecological sucesses next year on this day! On that same day, I also hope take the Green Minute Rule pledge again - for the next 365 days! **
Now that you have made the vow, here is a short list of actions that we can take to achieve our goal::
burn little or no gasoline
eat a plant based diet - vegan or vegetarian
make your job a green job
live close to work
make your home eco efficient
turn the air conditioner way down little or off
turn the heater way down little or off
buy solar or wind energy for home and biz
burn little or no jet fuel
use alternative transportation
volunteer with eco organizations
donate to eco organizations and eco candidates
canvass and vote environmental
explore XOEarth.org for more eco actions
make love, not babies
have fun in nature
So to my fellow Earth lovers who have promised to live by the *Green Minute Rule*, I say, yowzers, we have taken the plunge! Even though the future of our home planet is sketchy, let's have a really good time now that we have made our vows. Let's work, and play, and live with each other ecologically on this planet in ways that we each might add a minute to the life of its biosphere.
If you would like to call me to say the *Green Minute Rule* vow with me on the phone, I am totally for that. Call me, Stele, at 72O.34O.8O8O!
Now let's become the eco heroes we can be, everyday, for billions of other humans and critters that love to live.
Yours, Stele Ely
"I won't let what I can't do, keep me from what I can."
PS: I'll bet that that some of you are saying something like, Stele, "I am one of those eco-spunky-go-big-can-do kinda people, and I want to add 1 hour to the life of the biosphere, not just 1 minute." To those I say, "One hour times 7 billion people is 798,539.8 years that you give back to various people around the world! Plus, adding an hour saves the full lifetime of trillions of other beings. Living your life to extend the life of the biosphere by 1 hour is ultra eco grand!
Not that I think adding 1 hour to the lifetime of the biosphere is easy. Even though I am living by the Green Minute Rule, I vow to live mega eco and go for the full hour too!
Here is a short list of actions we can take to add some time to our Green Minute Rule::
quit your job to take an eco logical job
or, turn your job into a super eco logical job
show your profession how to turn it green
boycott over-packaged products - unless it is not possible
honor and reward others every day for their eco work
boycott single serving products - unless it is not possible
grow food for yourself and others
boycott single use products - unless it is not possible
carbon offset all (or nearly all) of your energy use
consider your Green Minute Rule in every decision
invite others to live by the Green Minute Rule
call on your Earth hero within to empower every action
put on tats, tags and style to rep Team Earth
like XOEarth Facebook
speak and promote eco logic everywhere, every day
get eco sexy
To add even more time to your Green Minute Rule, check out these superb organizations and their resources:
World Wildlife Federation
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Nature Conservancy
Contact me if you want other actions or resources added to the list.
*** For the science and names of scientists that support the estimate of a 97% die off of all multicellular life on our biosphere by 2035, check out Guy McPherson's *Climate Change Summary and Update*.
Large-scale assessments ::
United Nations Environment Programme (December 2010): up to 5 C by 2050
Global Carbon Project, Copenhagen Diagnosis (November 2009): 6 C, 7 C by 2100
United Nations Environment Programme (mid 2009): 3.5 C by 2100
Hadley Centre for Meteorological Research (late 2008): ~2 C by 2100
Late in 2008, Hadley Center’s head of climate change predictions Dr. Vicky Pope calls for a worst-case outcome of more than 5 C by 2100. Joe Romm, writing for Grist, claims, "right now even Hadley [Centre] understands it [> 5 C] is better described as the 'business-as-usual' case."
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (late 2007): >1.8 C by 2100 (up to 4.5 C, depending upon emissions scenarios)
Other assessments ::
Rapid climate change has happened before. Look at the 5 C rise in global-average temperature 55 million years ago during a span of 13 years. Considering the large and growing number of self-reinforcing feedback loops that humans have triggered recently, it makes it look like trouble ahead for the wise ape. >>
According to Colin Goldblatt, author of a paper published online in the 28 July 2013 issue of Nature Geoscience, "The runaway greenhouse may be much easier to initiate than previously thought." >>
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Guy McPherson says, "The rate of climate change clearly has gone beyond linear, as indicated by the presence of myriad self-reinforcing feedback loops, and now threatens our species with extinction in the near term."
This presentation by Guy McPherson brings attention to recent forecasts and positive feedbacks. Sources of forecasts include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Hadley Centre for Meteorological Research, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Carbon Project, and the Copenhagen Diagnosis.
Via his website and links to other scientists, they encourage individual and societal response to these phenomena - including authenticity, lives of excellence, the role and responsibility of our species to the world.
For the science supporting statements in his and resources from other scientists, go to Guy McPherson's *Climate Change Summary and Update*.