jGj’s Ten Environmental WINS for 2015

FlowerIconTinyRolling Stone PopeThe publication of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Laudato si, addressing the moral imperative to acknowledge climate change and our responsibility to the earth and each other.

FlowerIconTinyThe State department’s denial of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

FlowerIconTinyShell’s announcement to halt exploration for oil off the coast of Alaska.

 

FlowerIconTinyParis Climate agreements: 195 Nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.

FlowerIconTinyCalifornia public Pension Funds (the two largest public funds in the country) divest from coal.

FlowerIconTinyProposed Australian Carmichael Mine and Abbot Point terminal expansion near Great Barrier Reef scuttled.

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Boston’s City Council pass a resolution calling on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to divest all of its assets from fossil fuels.

FlowerIconTinyMcDonalds and KFC to eliminate unsustainable palm oil from their products by 2017.

FlowerIconTinyWhite House to implement a new national strategy to protect pollinators plus a Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 11.16.31 PMfederal plan to fight honeybee and butterfly declines through habitat conservation   and other measures.

FlowerIconTinyPortland Oregon’s ban on toxic, bee-killing pesticides.

 

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