A green stimulus package of a different sort for your eyes, ears and mind…

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  • Ellen DeGeneres is a rare bird.  She’s urging folks to straighten up and fly right – encouraging the adoption of a turkey rather than its slaughter; via adoptaturkey.org: “Between 250 to 300 million turkeys are raised for slaughter every year in the U.S. — more than 46 million alone for Thanksgiving.  Birds are typically packed by the thousands into dark, filthy factory farm warehouses, allotted approximately three square feet of space in which to live, debeaked & de-toed without any pain relief and bred to reach a crippling weight at an unnaturally fast rate.  Because turkeys and other birds are specifically excluded from the Humane Slaughter Act, which requires that animals be stunned prior to slaughter, their deaths are a brutal end to a miserable existence.” Learn more about Thanksgiving’s toll on turkeys at adoptaturkey.org/ or call the Turkey Adoption Hotline at 1-888-SPONSOR.
  • Actress & ocean advocate Sigourney Weaver posts on clean energy & coral reefs on NRDC’s OnEarth magazine blogsite: “Coral Reefs Are Trying to Tell Us Something: We Must Break Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels.”
    From potential massive bleaching due warming water temperatures (detailed in a New York Times piece last week), to threats from ocean acidification (as detailed in NRDC’s Acid Test movie, which she narrated) – Ms. Weaver explains that the world’s coral reefs are trying to tell us we need to curb our carbon dioxide emissions, and calls for our country to move to clean energy.
  • It’s not too late to motivate others and get involved in Bill McKibbon’s 350.org 10.10.10 International Day of Climate Action.
  • One lucky eco-conscious college student will win an iPad — Enter before October 18, winner announced November 1 – more @ ThinkGreenLiveClean.com (more…)