An environmental nightmare that has permanently destroyed an expanse of Canada's boreal forests the size of England, the Alberta Tar Sands project is a staggering expression of the industrial growth consciousness that values profit over life itself. The Keystone XL pipeline would exponentially compound this destruction and greatly hasten the rate of climate change.
Please take action on Thursday Sept. 1 in Portland, in solidarity with Tar Sands Activists from across the country.
TAR SANDS ACTION: Thurs. Sept. 1 in Portland
Hawthorne Bridge 7:30-9:00 am (westbound) and 4-6 pm (eastbound)
In simple solidarity with Tar Sands Action's "wave of civil disobedience" ending Sept. 3 in Washington DC, bring a homemade sign and stroll the Hawthorne Bridge 7:30-9:00 am (westbound) and 4-6 pm (eastbound), with messages along the lines of "Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Climate action now. TarSandsAction.org." Check Tar Sands Action or for inspiration and ideas.
If taking action rings a bell for you (or a resonant gong), make up a sign and be on the Hawthorne Bridge on Thurs., Sept. 1, for morning or afternoon rush hour. Feel free to comment below or contact Living Earth . And please pass this info on to others. The action will be entirely self-organizing, so creativity in love and non-violent passion for this planet and all her critters are the only limitations.
As Rumi says, "there are a thousand ways to kiss the earth"