Posts By Julie Wolk

Julie - who has written 9 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.


World Energy Day in West Bengal

By Julie, January 6 2009

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World Energy Day in West Bengal

RAN West Bengal observed “World Energy Day” in the streets of Kolkata on December 18th, 2008. Prominent speakers attended the event and expressed their grave concern at the rate of energy consumption in India. Sixty-two percent of power in India is generated from coal. “The Earth unfortunately is not a never ending treasure trove of [...]

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Giant Worm Eats Mountaintops in Search of Coal!

By Julie, December 10 2008

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Giant Worm Eats Mountaintops in Search of Coal!

Check out this amazing new cartoon teaching kids (and adults) about mountaintop removal. Kijani, the wise and powerful 800 pound gorilla teaches the gang (Bucket, Cypher, Scoot and Socket) that “Turn it Up Day” – invented by a nasty corporation that uses a giant mechanical worm to chomp off mountaintops to get at coal to [...]

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Why the Bailout is a BAD Idea

By Julie, September 29 2008

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Why the Bailout is a BAD Idea

If you’re like me and have a feeling this is a crappy deal but you weren’t sure exactly why, take a look at David Sirota’s latest article on the subject. Here is a summary of the article… the top five reasons members of Congress should (and as we’ve seen today, many have) vote against the [...]

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The Sustainable Living Roadshow is ready to roll!

By Julie, August 20 2008

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The Sustainable Living Roadshow is ready to roll!

RAN’s representative on the Sustainable Living Roadshow tour is Marty Driggs… his first report from the field… Hello blog world! Marty here, checking in from Berkeley, CA, where the crew of the Sustainable Living Roadshow is making final preparations before embarking on its first national tour, “Be The Change 2008.” We are a caravan of [...]

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Smog, the Equalizer for Olympic Athletes

By Julie, July 29 2008

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Smog, the Equalizer for Olympic Athletes

China’s already taken 90% of its 3 million cars off the road in Beijing in order to reduce air pollution for the Olympics, but that still isn’t enough for them to hit “safe” levels of pollution each day of the games. What I heard on NPR this morning was mind-blowing on a number of levels, [...]

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RAN West Bengal Gathers a Crowd to Stop Climate Change

By Julie, July 2 2008

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RAN West Bengal Gathers a Crowd to Stop Climate Change

Sudipta Sarkhel has been coordinating a RAN group out of West Bengal and doing some amazing work! I am pasting here a report from a public meeting they held last week where citizens from the area came to express their concern over pollution in West Bengal and its impact on the climate. It’s so amazing [...]

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Making Sex Green, or the Bicycle Booty Call

By Julie, May 22 2008

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Making Sex Green, or the Bicycle Booty Call

This article may not be appropriate for all audiences. It seems being green is really pervading all realms these days… I read this satirical little article penned by my friend Judah today about the environmental impact of, uh, having sex? He comes to conclusions like monogamy is good for the environment, as are lowered inhibitions. [...]

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Get Over It, and Start Taking Action

By Julie, February 5 2008

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Get Over It, and Start Taking Action

Ok, so this article was posted over a month ago. But I just saw it! One of the reasons I am so proud to work for this organization is because of the effort we’re making toward making RAN, and hopefully the environmental movement as a whole, a more inclusive, less oppressive place. It’s hard. We [...]

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Happy Hour for Petroholics: We Can’t Afford Cheap Gas

By Julie, June 29 2006

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Happy Hour for Petroholics: We Can’t Afford Cheap Gas

How Ford and GM can possibly frame their latest auto buying incentive as helping anything but foreign wars and global warming is totally beyond me. On my way to work this morning, I heard a GM commercial state that if you buy a HUMMER by July 5th, you will pay only $1.99 per gallon of [...]

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