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"Greening Our Blue Planet"
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GreenPolicy360: 8 Million Views as of 2016
Hundreds of Thousands of Shared 'Green Best Practice' Pages


Frontlines of Green Best Practices

It's a New Year ... #Resilience is the Keyword


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'Quick Read' on March 20th
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Trending 'Eco-Tags' & Links
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On Being a Planet Citizen
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George Monbiot on the Question of Civilization and 'Human Concern'

Misinformation About Environmental Damage: It's Business-as-Usual
Monbiot @The Guardian: Do We See Reasons for Green Optimism in the New Administration? No...
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GreenPolicy360 and its associated research group Strategic Demands are focusing on two 'big pictures' as 2017 opens:

1) The risks of nuclear weapons proliferation within a multi-national, fast-developing Cold War 2.0; and

2) The existential challenge of moving to renewable energy and new definitions of national security, even as the election of Donald Trump and appointment of Exxon chief Rex Tillerson to head of the US State Dept. portend fast-moving oil/gas/fossil fuel developments and 'pipeline geopolitics'. On and off the record, US multinationals and the new US administration are negotiating with Russia over rights to the rapidly de-icing Arctic and the existing 'energy deals of the century' between Russia-China-Iran now loom large in an era of hostilities and entry onto the world stage of an unpredictable and temperamental US "Commander-in-Chief".


Drill down into the Arctic oil/gas rush:

  • A preliminary assessment by the US Geological Survey suggests the Arctic seabed may hold as much as 25 percent of the world's undiscovered oil and natural gas reserves.
  • By one USGS reported estimate, 400 billion barrels of oil might lie beneath the Arctic seabed.

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as Secretary of State Amid Record Opposition

Push in the Arctic: Russia and US Prepare for Unprecedented Energy Exploration and Oil/Gas Production


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Trump Appointment to Head the Energy Dept Is a Man Who Campaigned to Abolish the Energy Dept

  • The US Energy Department is Responsible for Much of the Development & Oversight of the Nuclear Weapons Complex
  • A Trillion Dollar Modernization of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Is a Factor in Spawning a New Nuclear Arms Race


LASG has continued to deliver public interest research for over two decades on the US national labs, energy and nuclear policies
Visit their online website and new page of press releases to follow developments in the US nuclear weapons complex, and disarmament, and Energy Dept actions by the president-elect


Nuclear Weapons: A New 'Cold War 2.0' or New Treaties to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals

"Let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia," the Republican president-elect was quoted as saying.

"For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it. But Russia’s hurting very badly right now because of sanctions, but I think something can happen that a lot of people are gonna benefit."


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'Mixed 2.0 Signals': Nuclear Arms Reduction --- Nuclear Arms Race


"Nuclear-Policy-by-Tweet"


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Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

NASA’s Earth Science division is set to be stripped of funding... Via The Guardian

GreenPolicy360 addresses the upcoming Earth Science debate and decisions to be rendered in Congress. The consequences -- and legacy -- of this generation's actions and the votes of the US House Science committee and related Congressional representatives will be felt -- and judged -- for decades going forward.


Andrew Revkin on target as he completes his many yrs at Dot Earth and the New York Times as a greatly respected, hard-working, in-depth environmental reporter... #EarthScience #Earth360
Under Trump, Will NASA’s Space Science Include Planet Earth? -- By Andrew C. Revkin / November 28, 2016
A First Presidential Appointment to Include Myron Ebell: History of Opposition to the EPA
NYT/Revkin Archive re: Ebell and Nov. 30th -- Monbiot Speaks of Ebell


Carbon Clock

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Going Green 360°


Re:Publica 2016
Digital Rights @ GreenPolicy360
The Digital World, Free Software and Next Generation Internet
Empire & Internet Empowerment / Re:Publica, Last Kilometer, Last Chance
They're Watching You (You Have No Idea How Closely) / The WebTAP Tracking Study


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Republicans in US Congress Vote to Block National & Global Security

Attempt to Defund and Block Defense Dept. Studies and Work Related to Impacts of Climate Change

Trump v the World: Announces his Energy policy

Republican presidential candidate -- Cancel the Paris agreement, More fossil fuels, Less Clean/Renewable Energy
In a speech laying out his energy agenda for the United States, Trump promised to undo essentially every major policy developed in last decade intended to slow human-caused global warming.

Trump declares he doesn't believe the science, believes climate change a hoax and 'BS'

Trump tweet: This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. 'Environmentalists are the problem', acc to the Republican candidate for president
Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice


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In Canada, a political battle over energy & environment policy

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In the U.S., as Republican presidential candidates act to undercut US & global security, strategies for energy innovation emerge

Energy Innovation: Batteries & the Grid / Tesla Electric Vehicles / At the ARPA-E Innovation Summit


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After a Year in Space, Scott Kelly Says 'I'm More of an Environmentalist'...

Welcome home Planet Citizen.... thanks for reminding us "how the atmosphere looks and how fragile it looks... It makes you more of an environmentalist... looking down at our planet from a great vantage point."


The 'Overview Effect': Experiencing Life Changing Realizations of the Home Planet and Us


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Green Issues Around the Globe, 360°, Online

Countries Worldwide/Climate Action INDC Plans


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Threat Environment
Next US Supreme Court Justice Will Be Crucial to Climate Policy


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Reviewing the Paris Climate Summit & Politics

China and US To Sign Climate Summit Agreement on April 22, Earth Day

Planet Citizens: Action Plans, Country by Country, Region by Region"

GreenPolicy's Online Update of Country Climate Action Plans

December 2015: The Paris Agreement Approved

GreenPolicy's Report on the Climate Change Summit

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Pope Francis speaks of the Climate mtgs

"It would be sad, and dare I say even catastrophic, were special interests to prevail over the common good and lead to manipulating information in order to protect their own plans and interests."
"The Pope takes particular aim at those who reject the science behind global warming..."


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"What's up with sea level rise?"

NASA experts update current conditions & projections of sea level rise

@EarthVitalSigns#EarthRightNowRising Seas

Warming Wonders of the World


Endangered:

The 'Tiny Little Ones' &
Large 'Charismatic' Creatures

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Warming Oceans Phytoplankton & Photosynthesis

Plankton: The Ocean Food Chain & Atmospheric Oxygen

Tiny Blue Green

More than Meets the Eye

"A single kind of blue-green algae in the ocean produces the oxygen in one of every five breaths we take"

~ from "The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One" by Sylvia Earle

Visit GreenPolicy360's newly launched site -- www.tinybluegreen.com


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Vatican announcement of the eco-encyclical --- Laudato Si' --- Catholic Pontiff Speaks of an 'Integral Ecology'

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Thank You Planet Citizens

Syvia Earle, Bill McKibben, Elon Musk


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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2016

Highlights in 2016


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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2015

Highlights in 2015


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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2014

Featured in 2014


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GreenPolicy360 Archive Highlights 2013

GreenPolicy360 Highlights in 2013


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About Us

GreenPolicy360 provides green best practices, news and updates, and an online database which lists local/global policies and successful examples -- legislation/proposals/resolutions/ordinances/concepts -- of green values in practice. Our database is growing. We've experienced millions of page visits. Our Introduction Video explains how we started.

We are an eco-network, a system designed for online sharing, a distributive web of green best practices.

GreenPolicy360 was developed for use in all communities, local, national, international. GreenPolicy lets you know how other communities are dealing with many of the key public policy issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow. If you're working to craft similar green legislation/proposals/resolutions/ordinances/concepts for your local community, or you just want to get an idea of best practices that might be possible, you can use the models and templates here.

Use our online platform of best practices, build on what has worked in other communities and locations, create waves of change, multiply and keep on keeping on.

"Think and act global and local!"


 

How to Use the GreenPolicy Site

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1) Browse our All Pages Index

The GreenPolicy Index is organized into Categories and Topics and lists all pages and media content.

2) Add your Ideas, Green Best Practice... Add a Keyword, a Category and/or Topic

Add-a-Page, a New Entry to our GreenPolicy database, Click Here
We welcome your suggestions. Is there a new Category/Topic that you think should be included in our database? If so, email us your category suggestions - GreenPolicy360@gmail.com. If you would like to contribute green best practices content, consider setting up an Account and follow the model of current pages, organizing content into Categories/Topics. Contact us for suggestions and/or advice.
Consult the MediaWiki User's Guide for information on using this wiki software.

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Enter your search words/terms in the left-sidebar 'policy search' window and choose Go or Search. You can enter a keyword, key phrase, or location, or anything you want, in any combination you want. Search terms must be at least three characters. The database will not search for two-character search strings.

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GreenPolicy360 Digital.Links


(FB) https://www.facebook.com/allianceforaffordableinternet
(TW) https://twitter.com/a4a_internet
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/CenterForDataInnovation
(TW) https://twitter.com/datainnovation
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/CenDemTech
(TW) https://twitter.com/CenDemTech
(Wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Democracy_and_Technology
(Blog) http://www.codeforamerica.org/blog/
(TW) https://twitter.com/codeforamerica
(FB) https://Facebook.com/CreativeCommons
(TW) https://Twitter.com/creativecommons
124K+ data sets as of 2015 - http://www.data.gov/metrics
EcoInforma http://www.data.gov/ecosystems/ecoinforma/
(TW) https://twitter.com/ePluribusUnum
(TW) https://twitter.com/digiphile
(RSS) https://www.eff.org/rss
(Wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation
(Parker Higgins-EFF) https://twitter.com/xor
Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications from Electronic Frontier Foundation
(recommended by EFF)
Lawgeek Lawrence Lessig's blog
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
(TW) https://twitter.com/chillingeffects
Cyberlaw @Harvard
Ed Felten's "Freedom to Tinker"
Groklaw
Slashdot: Your Rights Online
Ernest Miller's "The Importance Of..."
Sabrina Pacifi's "Be Spacific"
(TW) https://twitter.com/EPICprivacy
Advancing the International Bill of Human Rights - http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/Compilation1.1en.pdf
  • Fact-Checking Projects
http://www.poynter.org/2017/there-are-now-114-fact-checking-initiatives-in-47-countries/450477/
http://www.poynter.org/2016/there-are-96-fact-checking-projects-in-37-countries-new-census-finds/396256/
Beginning with PolitiFact, the original project at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PolitiFact.com
http://www.poynter.org/about-the-international-fact-checking-network/
http://reporterslab.org/fact-checking/
http://reporterslab.org/category/fact-checking/#article-1384
http://reporterslab.org/global-fact-checking-up-50-percent/
(TW) https://twitter.com/fightfortheftr
(TW) https://twitter.com/FreedomofPress
(FreedomPress Organizations) https://freedom.press/organizations
(TW) https://twitter.com/FundarMexico
Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy - https://globalnetworkinitiative.org//principles/index.php
https://globalnetworkinitiative.org/sites/default/files/GNI_-_Principles_1_.pdf
GNU Project - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Project
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentAccountabilityProject
(TW) https://twitter.com/GovAcctProj
(TW) https://twitter.com/TheGovLab
  • GovFuturesLab - Reimagining governance for an age of planetary challenges and human responsibility
(FB) https://Facebook.com/govfutures
App4Gov (TW) https://Twitter.com/App4Gov
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentTechnology
(TW) https://twitter.com/govtechnews
(TW) https://Twitter.com/Govtrack
(TW) https://twitter.com/itifdc
(TW) https://Twitter.com/GovFuturesLab
(TW) https://twitter.com/internetsociety
(Blog) http://www.opendatanation.com/news/
http://opendataresearch.org/emergingimpacts
http://opendataresearch.org/content/2014/646/towards-common-methods-assessing-open-data-workshop-report
https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaliberties
https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights
(TW) https://twitter.com/opendemocracy
(TW) https://twitter.com/OpenGov
(TW) https://Twitter.com/opengovpart
(TW) https://Twitter.com/Open_Institute
(Blog) PublicBodies.org - http://blog.okfn.org/2013/07/09/introducing-open-knowledge-foundation-labs/
(Zine) http://zine.openrightsgroup.org/
(TW) https://twitter.com/openscience
http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/08/arguing-that-politicians-tweets-shouldnt-be-irrevocable-twitter-shuts-down-politwoops-worldwide/
(TW) https://twitter.com/theopenmedia
(TW) https://twitter.com/P2P_Foundation
Civic Hall - http://civichall.org/
  • Privacy Rights in the Digital Age (Published 2016)
http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Category:Privacy_Rights

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(TW) https://twitter.com/PublicAgenda
(Wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_Freedom_Law_Center
(FB) https://www.facebook.com/sunlightfoundation
(G+) https://plus.google.com/+sunlightfoundation/posts
(TW) https://twitter.com/sunfoundation
Measuring the Impact of Open Data
(TW) https://twitter.com/tconstituent
(TW) https://twitter.com/webwewant
March 2017 Open Letter from Berners-Lee on Threats to the Web
1) "We’ve lost control of our personal data"; 2) "It’s too easy for misinformation to spread on the web"; 3) "Political advertising online needs transparency and understanding"
● We must work together with web companies to strike a balance that puts a fair level of data control back in the hands of people.
● We must fight against government over-reach in surveillance laws, including through the courts if necessary.
● We must push back against misinformation. We urgently need to close the “internet blind spot” in the regulation of political campaigning.



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