Causes

Causes

I’ve been active in environmental causes since the early ‘70’s. It started with anti-nuclear protests and demonstrations and I have never lost the passion I feel about how we treat this fantastic place we call “Mother Earth”.

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I was one of the founders of an organization called “ECO” (Earth Communications Office), which got the movie industry to incorporate environmental messages into their content. We were also responsible for the PSAs that ran in movie theaters all throughout the ‘80s. And we were instrumental in starting recycling and energy saving programs at all of the studios.

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The work goes on and with climate change looming, and with so many other threats to our planet, I feel that I can’t let down or let up on our fight to treat our “Mother” better and to preserve the natural world for our children to enjoy.

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The organizations that I work with now are all tremendously effective and we are making progress. If you are inclined to join the crusade, their websites are included here. Please join me in the fight to save our planet.

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Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves as the anchor for our organizational valueswww.defenders.org

Friends of the Earth is a global network representing more than two million activists in 74 different countries. In the United States, they advocate in the halls of Congress, in state capitals, and with community groups around the country. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Berkeley, CA, and members in all 50 states, they urge policymakers to defend the environment and work towards a healthy environment for all people. www.foe.org

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. www.ucsusa.org

In 2012, a group of educators, philanthropists, and stakeholders created Ten Strands to support state agencies, school districts, and individual teachers in their efforts to bring high-quality environmental education curriculum to as many students as possible. www.tenstrands.org

Environment California is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. They believe there’s something special about California — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. www.environmentcalifornia.org

In June 2013, Friends of the Earth’s campaign succeeded: Southern California Edison permanently shut down the two San Onofre reactors, freeing millions of nearby residents from the ongoing threats of radiation leaks or a major nuclear accident. Now, only one commercial reactor still operates in California, at Diablo Canyon, north of Santa Barbara, in San Luis Obispo.
www.foe.org/projects/climate-and-energy/nuclear-reactors/diablo

The Women’s Political Committee is organized for the purpose of supporting progressive women candidates, primarily in California, who are seeking elective office at all levels of government. The WPC is composed of women members and supports women only.  The candidates must support the National Feminist Agenda, that includes choice, pay equality and civil rights. womenpoliticalcommittee.org

Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue 300,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers markets and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.100% of these fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 300 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. foodforward.org
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