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Jun 15, 2010

Aloha Friends, Since you last read, I was in a state of turmoil. Things are starting to settle down as I am treading on new soil. Through the next few months I am working on developing the new website and request all of you to assist in gathering key information relating to the four elements of Earth College's principals. One Ocean One Air One People One Planet All four categories have specific needs and everyone can make a difference in their daily lives. All of the different suggestions offered through our Poll taken last year have to be highlighted with useful, real, basic solutions which anyone can perform. I hope that you will help me to develop Earth College as a on-line environmental education platform with practical no nonsense solutions. Peace, Love and Life, Lyra Jubb Founder of Earth College

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Posted: Jun 15, 2010 2:29pm
May 12, 2010

Dear Friends,

I know that it has been a while since I have been active in the community.  My life has been going through some serious changes and I have had to leave my husband.

In the chaos and confusion of the battle that has ensed, I have been financially strapped and  have been unable to keep the website active.  It has gone on long enough that all of the information has been locked up and I have no way of paying the web host for keeping the site up.

I need help and in a really big way.  Earth College has been my life's work, keeping me sane in times of chaos and insanity.  My ex has now started selling magnets and using the money for his own purposes, leaving me without any recourse.

Anything that you can do to help revive this wonderful work would be greatly appreciated.

Peace, Love and Life,
Lyra Jubb
Founder of Earth College

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Posted: May 12, 2010 2:14pm
May 28, 2009

My husband and I got Google Earth and were looking at the polar caps.  There is a special feature from the NSIDC, which shows the rate of snow fall and ice over the past thirty years.

 Above is a time lapse video of the North Pole snow and ice concentration from 1979-2008. Alarmingly, almost half of the North Pole has melted or broken off, and about 250 MI in circumference is gone from the South Pole. (I just cannot find that one again.)

And, this it just the tip of the ice berg!


Did you know that there are many volcanoes erupting in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands?

Do you remember the oil spill of 1989? It wasn't until August of last year that Exxon agreed to pay 75% of the cost of clean-up.

Did you know that there is a huge island of trash in the North Pacific Ocean estimated to be larger than the Continental US?

There are real human and wildlife disasters erupting all around the world, mainly due to lack of knowlege about our effect on the planet, and yet, only 10% of the global population has met the challenge to create little to no negative environmental impact while living on this amazing planet.

I was recently turned on to a book called "The 100th Monkey A story about social change", which talks about how, on an isolated island, one monkey learned how to wash the sand off a sweet potato. She taught her mother and others this trick and, when the 100th monkey leaned, all of the monkeys in the island chain knew how. Now, there are far more people on the planet than monkeys and so it will take considerably more people learning the same methods of sustainable living before the whole world will be keyed into this restorative method, but anything is possible.

Although our governments are doing their best to keep the status quo, there is much more that needs to be done and we do not have time for these 'birds' to get with the real program.  Please help us reach the tipping point of human consciousness before Earth reaches the tipping point of life.  Join us now and connect with other people driven to carry the wave of information about sustainable living for a sustainable future across this beautiful planet we all call home.

Peace,
Lyra Jubb

Co-founder of Earth College

This topic is also discussed in:

Earth Day

Greenpeace

Global Healing



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Posted: May 28, 2009 10:33am
Jun 23, 2008

Get involved and speak out before it is too late!
 
With oil prices ever rising, people are coming close to a decision about the future of life in America.  We can either keep burning oil, adding carbon dioxide to the air, thus contributing to further Global Warming, or we can stand up for the green alternatives which are viable and available.  Please join us in support of clean home based energy, technology, and transportation.

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Earth College is proud to sponsor Keep The Oil In The Soil.  We will be protesting proposed off-shore and land oil drilling in America on July 4, 2008.  The alternative solutions to our energy and transportation needs are already viable and available.  We speak out in favor of implementing these green alternatives as opposed to drilling for and using oil any more.

Route 7 passes right through Middlebury and people can not help but slow down to heed traffic.  Therefore we will be gathering at the Middlebury Green on July 4, 2008 from 12-3PM.  Holding signs and offering information about the alternatives will be the focus of this event.

 If you are unable to make this event, we encourage you to host your own at your local intestate highway.  Whether it is a tailgate or simply a bunch of people on the highway, may we stand united against the threat of oil drilling in America.

Please RSVP.  You are welcome to copy our flier and edit it to your specifications.  Visit Earth College for more information.

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