The Little Big Year-Week 44: Off to the islands ‘Mon

10,000 Birds

A 14 hour driving day got us to El Paso, and then a short drive the next day got us back in the Tucson area with a half day to wrap up some business, get packed and get to the airport by 4:30 Saturday morning. The gardens are known for their large flock of Flamingos, and they do a regular feeding, much to the delight of the, well, interesting mix of international travelers.

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The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

EJCP has worked closely with communities in: Appalachia, Detroit, El Paso, Flagstaff, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. All the organizers and the director integrate the local issues to the national and international levels on a frequent basis. On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations."

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Am I An American Citizen and What Might It Mean?

Green (Living) Review

And that being the case, why should there be such a requirement when leaving El Paso, Texas for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico or from Niagara Falls, New York to Niagara Falls, Ontario? (By All political governments and international law discourage statelessness, which is what one becomes when one renounces one’s birthright citizenship and refuses to assume citizenship of another country.

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Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

The Secretary, however, is not obligated to a barrier “if the Secretary determines that the use of or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operational control over the international border at such location.” County of El Paso v. Birders have been apprehensively watching developments regarding the construction of a border wall through the renowned birding location of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

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Design Cities for Happiness

The Green Changemakers

Bogota is now held up as an international model for sustainable innovation, even for cities in the developing world. Enrique Peñalosa has become an international star of sorts among green urban designers, so I assumed he was trained as a city planner and inspired by long involvement in the environmental movement. By Jay Walljasper [link] Credit: Felipe Andrade Happiness itself is a commons to which everyone should have equal access.