For Earth Day: “A Fierce Green Fire”

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Today is officially Earth Day, but at Planet Waves, every day is Earth Day: dedicated to working in service of whole-Earth health by way of healing ourselves, our relationships and our immediate environments — using the language and framework of astrology.

Tonight PBS airs the 2013 documentary A Fierce Green Fire as part of its American Masters series. Above is the official trailer for the film. You can also view extended clips from the film — from New York housewives who take on a major chemical company that polluted their community of Love Canal to Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales, to the fight by Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubber tappers to save the Amazon rainforest — plus an interview with the film’s Oscar-nominated director, Mark Kitchell, on today’s broadcast of Democracy Now!

“Usually environmental films, no matter how good they are, are an eco-bummer,” Kitchell says. “These people succeed against enormous odds. And that should give us some kind of hope.”

More than hope: it should light your own green fire. You have some help with that: as the cardinal grand cross aligns, the Sun is occupying Chiron’s discovery degree in Taurus. If anything represents holistic environmental consciousness, that does.

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One Response to For Earth Day: “A Fierce Green Fire”

  1. bodymindalchemy says:

    Assessing the U.S. Environmental Movement
    Discussing the origins of Earth Day, student divestment campaigns, Keystone XL, and the need for collective solutions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7MTVbuIZ7g

    “The Keystone fight is a huge fight right now, because it is a referendum on Obama’s willingness to take action on climate change. But there are–I mean, the fossil fuel industry’s a bit of a hydra–you cut off one head, and seven more sprout. So we’re really working to build community power all over the country and all over the world, because that’s really where we’re going to be most successful. So I’d say our biggest misstep is losing sight of community power, which is where, you know, our real strength comes from and relying too much on top-down solutions.” – Jenny Marienau, US Field Manager for 350. org

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