First post for year is one of critical importance to all upon Earth whom wish to make it a beautiful place for all creatures, and those whom understand the many benefits in keeping our remaining forests standing….



You can make a difference. There are various ways. Come to camp, get involved at home, or take action online for the cockatoos.


Join thousands — The holy sh*t response to climate change

Posted on 1st July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do,web - Tags: ,

The last ice age happened in 6 months. 6 months for the planet to unleash an army of apartment-building-size ice blocks across Europe and the United States. It was a climate tipping point where the balance is knocked completely out of control and threatens the survival of everything — andthree more tipping points exactly like it are on the verge of happening.

It’s our “holy shit” climate moment according to a leading NASA scientist, and only a holy shit massive coordinated day of action response, right now, can change the future we’re facing.

One agreement with common sense steps to end dirty energy can save us. That’s why the UN has called an urgent climate meeting in just over 100 days with all major world leaders — if we greet them on September 21st with the largest ever global climate mobilisation in history we can break through the walls of mega coal, oil, and business that prevent even the best politicians from doing what is right.

There’s no way to get around how big a task this is. But together, each small action will add up into a millions-strong movement that literally drowns out the opposition and gives our leaders the best reason to break free and build a hopeful, clean and green future. Click below to join in:

“Tipping points” are feedback loops, where climate change feeds back on itself and causes rapidly accelerating, catastrophic consequences. Right now, methane gas that is 25 times worse for global warming than CO2 is frozen in our ice. But as the ice melts, the gas leaks, causing more melting and each melt loses us another layer of reflective ice shield that we rely on to keep the planet cool, more methane and less ice means more warming still, and everything starts to spin out of control. And that’s just one example… it’s why scientists are yelling from the rooftops that we have to act now.

We actually have the tools and the plan we need to make sure we don’t cross into a world where tipping points destroy us. And while it will take global cooperation on a bigger scale than ever before, our 36 million-strong movement already has the people power necessary to move leaders from every country to take the first steps. Just days ago, the United States and China announced serious new plans to curb their pollution — momentum is building ahead of next year’s critical Paris climate summit where a deal could be inked, and in just over 100 days we can take it up a notch further.

Taking to the streets in a record setting show of power and coordination is one of the most effective ways to create change — from the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa to civil rights in the US, it’s sometimes been the only way. This is our chance to bring that power to the most important issue of our time: survival and a thriving future for our families, and their families and the generations of people to come. Click below to be a part of it all:

We know we can do this… and do it big. When our community was just 3 million people we held 3,000 actions on the same day to protect our planet. We’re now 36 million strong, ten times the size! Imagine what we can achieve together now…

With so much hope for our future,

Emma, Iain, Lisa, Ricken, Alice, Emily, Sayeeda, Uilleam and the rest of the Avaaz team


Global warming: it’s a point of no return in West Antarctica. What happens next? (The Guardian)

A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change (Rolling Stone)

Mini ice age took hold of Europe in months (New Scientist)

Report: Prepare for climate tipping points (Politico) is a 36-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us onFacebook or Twitter.

NEWS from

Posted on 29th February 2012 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do,web - Tags: , ,

In the last 30 days, our community has grown by 2.5 million people. We were already the largest political web movement ever, and yet we’re growing faster than anyone has seen before!We’re taking more actions, winning more victories, donating more and generating thousands more media hits in one month than we used to in a year. It’s thrilling, even a little scary, especially when we see that the pace is still accelerating

Just to give a snapshot of the last few weeks —

  • 5 million of us stood up to the ACTA and SOPA internet censorship bills, helping to put SOPA on ice, and putting ACTA under threat, with the President of the European Parliament and Germany, Poland and many other countries reconsidering their positions.
  • we smuggled $1.8 million worth of medical supplies into Syria when no one else could, and raised $1.5 million more in donations, while our citizen journalists provided much of the world media’s information and images.
  • we generated thousands of news articles on 20 different campaigns.
  • our sex trafficking hotline generated information that will result in a major set of arrests this week (can’t say which country yet).
  • we raised over 4 million dollars/euros/yen online to supercharge our work, and are growing our staff team like mad to keep up with the need.
  • we ran over 40 campaigns, took over 10 million actions and told 25 million friends about campaigns we care about, on everything from deforestation in Brazil to the Murdoch scandal in the UK — and made a serious impact on many of these.

If all that wasn’t enough, we’re about to launch a couple of big projects (stay tuned) that will take our community to a whole NEW level!

It’s a thrilling privilege to serve this amazing community, and while the challenges we face are growing, the surge of spirited people rising to meet these challenges is growing even faster and stronger. We’ve come together and built something special, and it’s taking off. Let’s shoot for the stars.

With hope and excitement,

Ricken, Stephanie, Wen, Emma, Wissam, Veronique, Heather and the entire Avaaz team

PS – here’s some recent features on our community in the EconomistTimes and Guardian. And here’s a radio piece by NPR on our work in Syria, and an LA Times article on our Internet freedom campaign.

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Save our last wild cockatoos from starvation

Posted on 15th February 2012 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do - Tags: , , ,

Save our last wild cockatoos from starvation | Conservation Council of Western Australia.

WA’s unique black cockatoos are suffering





Western Australia’s unique black cockatoo species are a state icon, yet these charismatic birds are now locked in a desperate fight for survival.

Each mature cockatoo must eat 100 large marri gum nuts or 1000 small jarrah nuts every day just to survive, but the combined impacts of logging, land clearing, recent bushfires and last year’s record drought mean that there is simply not enough to go around.

Many of these birds are so hungry they are being forced into metropolitan gardens in search of food.

With our cockatoo populations already on the brink of collapse, we have just heard some appalling news.

The State Government plans to target some of the last unburned high-conservation forests for logging, and the chainsaws are set to move in within weeks!

UPDATE: Logging has already begun in the Warrup Forest, 25km South East of Bridgetown. This is a critically important habitat for black cockatoos, numbats and many other rare native animals.

If we don’t act now to stop the logging of these areas, thousands of native animals will have their homes destroyed and the black cockatoos could be pushed over the brink into extinction.

One of the areas targeted for logging, Helms block near Nannup, is even home to a flock of cockatoos that were rescued and released into the area by the Department of Environment and Conservation! This area is also acting as a temporary refuge for a huge variety of species that have escaped from that district’s recent bushfires.

Forest areas like the Warrup forest near Bridgetown are not just a vital food source for the cockatoos, but are providing some of the last remaining refuges for our unique endangered mammals like thechuditchquenda, and even our WA emblem, the numbat.

If we allow these beautiful forest areas to be logged, then there is a strong chance that we will lose our unique black cockatoos from WA’s skies forever.

By writing to Minister Marmion and telling him to stop destroying key cockatoo habitats, you will be helping to save a truly unique and beautiful icon.