Friends of 2 Rivers
A citizens' organization committed to promoting a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the communities at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.
1. Purchase locally grown, organic food.
2. Use baking soda, vinegar, and water mixtures for household cleaning.
3. Carry resuable water bottles with you to work and on errands.
4. Reduce your meeting travel - try video conferencing instead..
5. Bring a "green lunch kit" to work to reduce waste from disposables.
6. Consume seafood only from sustainable sources.
7. Use fair-trade, organic health and beauty products.
8. Commute by bike to reduce your carbon emissions.
• BAD NEWS: Atmospheric CO2 concentration has been increasing at an accelerating rate: 315.70 ppm in March, 1958; 397.83 ppm in January 2014; 399.85 ppm in January 2015. The world’s atmospheric scientists have established 350 ppm as the level beyond which increasing climate change would occur.
• GOOD NEWS: Recent agreements between the U.S., China, and India offer new hope for reducing carbon emissions and limiting the climate changes that have already begun.
If you haven't made it to any public screenings, you can view this 38 minute movie here.
Thanks to MELT (Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow) for sharing this link.
Gary Matson submitted the following letter to the editor at the Missoulian questioning AG Tim Fox's desire to limit environmental review of the proposed Longview coal export terminal. Building the terminal would increase coal train traffic through Bonner Milltown and Missoula creating major inconvenience for local citizens and ignoring the negative effects of burning coal on climate change.