Earth Talk: Environmental records of the VP Candidates

Dear EarthTalk: Where do the VP choices for the upcoming Presidential election (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence) stand in terms of environmental track record and commitment? — M.F.

Not surprisingly given the current political climate, the respective Vice Presidential candidates differ on most of the issues, including their policies on the environment and energy.

 

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton’s VP choice Tim Kaine has opposed big oil companies since his career as Virginia State Senator. He first endorsed a “25% renewables by 2025” goal back in 2007, and has continued his staunch support ever since. He has been a champion of diversifying America’s energy portfolio. “We’re not going to drill our way out of the long-term energy crisis facing this nation and the world… we can’t keep relying oil,” said Kaine back in 2008. He reinforced this position again in his 2012 Senate race by arguing against tax subsidies for major oil companies.

 

As far as environmental protection, he has not shown much of a track record in support or against. In May of 2013, he did vote affirmatively on a bill to protect ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which puts out an annual national environmental scorecard for politicians, has attributed a 91 percent lifetime score to Kaine, clearly naming him as one of our nation’s leading politicians. More recently, in late 2015, Kaine voted against a bill that attacked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon pollution limits. Of course, a Republican dominated Congress passed the bill anyway, although President Obama quickly vetoed it to maintain stricter limits on carbon pollution.

 

Across the aisle, Donald Trump’s VP selection, Mike Pence, lacks any sort of environmental agenda in his political career. The LCV gives him a lifetime score of only four percent, meaning he is no friend of the environment. Pence, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2013 when he assumed the Indiana governorship, voted against a “Cash for Clunkers” recycling program in 2009 and also voted no on a bill improving public transportation in 2008. Meanwhile, he voted affirmatively for deauthorizing critical habitat zones and approving forest thinning projects in 2005 and 2003, respectively.

 

As for energy policy, Pence supported the “25% renewable energy…” goal in 2007 like his opponent Kaine. However, since then, he has supported offshore drilling, opposed EPA regulation of greenhouse gases and voted without any environmental conscience. He also voted against incentives for alternative fuels, for the construction of new oil refineries, and against criminalizing oil cartels such as OPEC.

 

“I think the science is very mixed on the subject of global warming,” Pence stated in 2009. His record of the environment since then reflects his continued skepticism toward environmental protection efforts.

 

For environmentalists, Kaine is the obvious choice over Pence, which is no surprise given the Presidential candidates who selected each of them as running mates. While Hillary Clinton may have focused more attention on other political issues over her career, she has continuously supported environmental protection and the transition away from fossil fuels, while Donald Trump has fought environmental restrictions on his ability to operate his real estate empire and recently told reporters he would consider reneging on U.S. commitments to reduce greenhouse gases made at the recent Paris climate summit.

 

CONTACT: League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org.

 

 

 

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Sep 10,2016: Super Bob

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Sep 10,2016: Fayetteville Farmers Market

Market Hours:

May, 2016 – November, 2016
Saturday, 10AM – 6PM

Location: The intersection of Ramsey Street and Ridgeway Drive near Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C.

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Sep 08,2016: Growers Guild Market Of Cape Fear Valley

Working Hours:

Mid April thru September,2016
Thursday 3 pm-6:30 pm

Location: From Village Drive, turn onto Fargo Drive toward the hospital Education Building follow to the back of the Education Building.

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5th Annual Three Days of Light Gathering 2016

3DL is a place where we can live, love, learn, and share ourselves through celebration.

It’s a place to gather as friends and family in a safe, inspirational and transformational environment that will inspire you to create the world of your dreams.

People from all around the world come together to share their visions, projects, dreams, and experiences… all in the spirit of teaching each other and building a more sustainable and conscious world. We are dedicated to providing you with an experience that will, above all else, connect you with your Soul/Star Family.

Schedule

August 26, 2016

7:30 AM – (Lotus) Yoga (Kripalu) and Morning Meditation

8 AM – 9:30 AM : Pot Luc Breakfast

10:30 – Open Gates

11:00 AM
(I.S.) Team building (Games)
(ORT) Ignite the Goddess Within

1:00 PM
(I.S.) Intro to Herbal Remedy
(TGS) Communal expressions sessions
(SAS)Vibrational Barometric Physics Omni-Scentient (or… 42!)
(TLB) Light Beings Trifecta
(CP)

3:00 PM – Opening Ceremony Intention setting

3:45 PM
Water Blessing
Sound Activation (Dixon’s Violin)

5:00 PM – Keynote Series:
(PAV) Keynote Speaker – Linda Star Wolf
(ORT) Activate your “Twerk-Ka-Ba” (Dance/play)

7:00 PM
(I.S.) How to start a permaculuture garden
(I.S.) Oh-Poi! Create and spin your own Poi
(TGS) Community Sacred Song Cicle
(ORT) Sisters Circle
(TLB) Sensory Awareness Enhancement

Dusk : (Flow) Fire Safty Meeting

9:00 PM
(ORT) Tantric Dance Playshop
(TLB) Learning Astral Travel
(CP) Avatar Awakening
(CS) Mer-Ka-Ba (Light Body Vehicle) Activation!

Later:
Midnight Yoga/Sound Healing
Midnight Meditation around the fire

Music

3:45 PM – Sound Activation (Dixon’s Violin)
6:30 – Yes I
8:00 – Sirius Colors
9:30 – Numatik
11:00 – Living Light
12:30 am – The Human Experience
2:00 am – Momentology (Early Morning Stage Provided by: Mindflip

August 27, 2016

8 AM – 9:30 AM
Pot Luc Breakfast 7:30 AM
(Lotus) Yoga (Kripalu)
(C.S.) Morning Meditation/Intention Setting

9:00 AM
(I.S.) Cold Metal Forging 101
(I.S.) Making Rope with fibers found in Nature
(ORT) Self-Love Cultivation Ceremony
(CP) Shamanic Qi Play

11:00 AM
(I.S.) Your first and last Guitar Lesson
(TGS) Purpose spark (Adventure in Pers. Discovery)
(ORT) Transcending Gender w/ Breathwork
(TLB) Empowerment Training
(C.P) Influencing the rest of the world as a Conscious Professional

1:00 PM
(I.S.) Quest for your Super Powers
(TGS) 3DL collective chorus (Co-creating the 3DL 2016 theme song)
(ORT) Honoring the Sacred Yoni!
(TLB) Navigating the Matrix (Bringing awareness to the subconscious programing)
(CP)A Course In Self Mastery
(FLOW) Learning HoopDance

3:00 PM – Keynote Afternoon Sessions
(PAV) Grandma Barbara: Wallking in the Integrity of Unconditional Love
(CP) Improvisation Lab Presents: Dream and Archetypes
(TGS) Awakening the Authentic Masculine
(I.S.) Creating a 501c3 Non-Profit: Steps to Success
(SAS)

Keynote Afternoon Sessions:
Stephen Kaminanda
(Lotus) Yin Yoga

5:00 PM
(I.S.) Grant Writing for Non-Profits
(ORT) Temple of Blood (Womans cycle) Meditation
(TLB) Art of Human Connection
(SL) Intro to Slack-Lining
(CP) Jam with the Fam (Open Jam sessions)
(Flow) Flow into contact!

7:00 PM – Keynote Series:
(PAV) Arcotu: Designing and building the new Earth with Master Eco-Buidler Gabriel Cavazos
(TLB) Restoring Sacred Union
(CP) 13 Moon (Mayan Calender) Explained

Dusk – (Flow) Fire Safty meeting

9:00 PM
(ORT) Divine Union PUJA (Sacred Act of worship)
(PAV) The Big Glow (Learn how to recreate your life story)

Later:
Midnight Yoga/Sound Healing
Midnight Meditation

Music – Masquerade Ball Gala

6:00 pm – Infinite Third
7:30 pm – Moon Frog
9:00 pm – DrumSpyder
10:30 pm – Kaminanda
12:15 am – Desert Dwellers
2:30am – Stratosphere (Earling Morning Stage Provided by: Mindflip

August 28, 2016

7:30 AM – (Lotus) Yoga (Kripalu) and Morning Meditation

8 AM – 9:30 AM
(CP) Early Riser Qi-Gong
Pot Luc Breakfast

9:00 AM
(I.S.) Intro to Tincture Making
(ORT) – (CP) Kaleidoscope Yoga

11:00 AM
(PAV) Grandma Barbara: You are more powerful than you can imagine.
(I.S.) Understanding and creating SeedBombs
(TGS) Expressions Sessions
(TLB) New World Economy Models
(ORT) – Growing Through Conscious Relationships
(CP) Embracing your Inner Power
(SC) SexFirmative (Film Discussion

1:00 PM
(I.S.) Making your own Ice Cream and Ice Cream Social
(TGS) 3DL Collective Choruys
(ORT) Lunaception: Realigning our cycles with the devine moon goddess
(TBL) “I LOVE YOU!” Water Sound Activation!
(C.P.) – The Process Of American Freedom
(CV) A.B.C.’s of Love Making

2:00 PM
Children’s PArade
Art Auction

3:00 PM
(I.S.) Kambucha Brewing 101
(I.S.) Making your own “Plarn” (recycling plastic to make yarn) Creation and Crocheting
(TLB) Activating the superpower within!
(CP) Magic All Ice Water Therapy
(SAS) Visionary Painting with
Observational Drawing

5:00 PM
Keynote Evening Sessions: (PAV) Charles Gilchrist
Sacred Geometry: The Divine Process
(I.S.) Balance is the Key! (Intro to Indo-Boarding
(CP) – R3sonat3 Chang3 w/ W3ndy Ow3ns

7:00 PM – (PAV) The Emergence Earth Project and the future of 3DL w/ Scott Bayden Love

Dusk – (Flow) Fire Saftey Meeting

Special Presentation!!
Children’s Parade!
Emergence Earth

Music

4:15 – Noah Proudfoot
5:30 – I, Star (Full Band Set)
7:15 – Closing Ceremony/Intention Setting
7:45- Jenna Gilmore
9:15 – Ascentient
10:30 – Medisin
12 AM – Heiss
Late Night Stage Provided by: Mindflip

Date: August 26-28, 2016

Cost:
Secured Parking Pass: $20.00
T3 – GA Camping Event Pass: $155.00
T3 – Creekside Camping Event Pass: $166.00
Early Arrival – The 4th Day of Light: $50.00
“After Glow” Party (Stay 2 Extra days): $100.00
Family Camping (Up to 2 Adults and 2 Children or Young Adults): $350.00
Day Pass: Friday: $65.00
Day Pass: Saturday: $65.00
Day Pass: Sunday: $55.00
Young Adults (13-17): $50.00
Children 12 and under are free

Location:
High Country Motorcycle Camp,
765 Stoney Fork Road,
Ferguson, NC 28624.

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Sep 07,2016: Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

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Sep 03,2016: Fayetteville Farmers Market

Market Hours:

May, 2016 – November, 2016
Saturday, 10AM – 6PM

Location: The intersection of Ramsey Street and Ridgeway Drive near Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C.

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Sep 01,2016: Growers Guild Market Of Cape Fear Valley

Working Hours:

Mid April thru September,2016
Thursday 3 pm-6:30 pm

Location: From Village Drive, turn onto Fargo Drive toward the hospital Education Building follow to the back of the Education Building.

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Aug 31,2016: Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

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Aug 27,2016: Back-to-School Block Party at Marketfair

Looking for a way to celebrate the end of summer while gearing up to go back-to-school? Fayetteville’s centrally located Marketfair shopping center is throwing a community block party Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the whole family out to enjoy FREE food, music, raffle giveaways and fun for all!  

 

The event will include interactive activities including a soda tasting station, football toss and volleyball serve lessons, face painting, complimentary massage chair sessions and more. Raffle prizes range from backpacks to tablets to a year-long Planet Fitness membership, and tickets for the chance to win are only $1 – with all proceeds directly benefitting the Cumberland County District PTA.

 

All ages are welcome and sure to have a good time at this family-friendly community event! Learn more by visiting www.shopmarketfair.com and to stay up-to-date on the latest Marketfair news at facebook.com/shopmarketfair.

  

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/backtoschool-block-party-at-marketfair-2016-08-27

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