Showing posts from February, 2013

Environmental Photographer Exhibit

Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photography in Context it currently showing at the Middlebury College Museum of Art until April 22. "In this exhibition of Burtynsky's iconic photographs of the quarries of Vermont are explored within the context of the geological and social history of the area including in particular the Italian immigrant stoneworkers in the granite quarries near Barre. " This rather stunning display of large frame photography in Vermont quarries is jaw dropping. The large panels of photographs have a mixture of texture, shapes and color that pull the viewer in and won't let go. This free display is not to be missed by lovers of Vermont history and photography. 

Tar Sands Action

Tar Sands Action | 2·17·2013 at the Washington Monument from John Picklap on Vimeo .

Obama Golfs With Oil Exec's During Rally

Marching around an empty White was not such a terrible thing. Golfing with oil executives is the height of irony. Won't be takin away that oil subsidy any time soon as suggested by Bernie Sanders proposed bill. Cozy!

Climate Commitment Needed at the White House


Epic Rally Advances Climate Change Action

The buses converged on Washington DC with what was the largest rally demanding action to mitigate Climate Change. I was fortunate to be able to join 3 bus loads of fellow Vermonters on what turn out to be quite chilly and blustery even by Vermont standards. It really didn't matter that almost no one was downtown when we marched, it really didn't matter that Barak was golfing with Tiger Woods as we chanted at the White House. We were there to show the world that complacency is not sustainable. And, if you tried to ignore the issue on this day and the days that followed, you had better not watch NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, Univision, Telemondo, The freakin Weather Channel, or just about any other media . We, the voice of sanity, clearly are not going away. You could feel that in the commitment and emotion from the speakers as well as the chanting and signs of the marchers. A serious commitment was made by 50,000 people, many who travelled long distances to march in the cold.  

Forward On Climate

Bus loads of Vermonters will be driving 10 hours on Saturday to get to Washington DC to partake in a protest to get us on track with limiting the destruction caused by excessive carbon in our atmosphere. For anyone who has been reading this blog since 2004 will know, that it is real, and business as usual presents a bleak future. This blog is not going to change anyones mind about climate change, however, the collective we must change habits and change them quickly.  It is scary to think that even if we release 0 carbon, there will still be a lag time when carbon will continue to be released. Anyone with any interest can search this information on the web. It becomes quite plain and simple. We need a massive redirection and will power is the only thing standing in the way. Individual and political will power to make change our approach to using energy and moving people from one place to another.  Join us won't you?