Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Evening for the Earth

Don't miss the Earth Day Coalition's 11th Annual Instrumental Evening for the Earth. In addition to tasty food and a fabulous silent auction,the evening culminates in a performance by Cleveland Orchestra members.

Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd
Rocky River, OH 44116

RSVP by Friday, November 7
Call (216) 281-6468
Click here for details.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FirstEnergy: mercury in retrograde?

As you may or may not know, know, FirstEnergy's Lake Shore Plant in Cleveland has
petitioned the Ohio EPA for a mercury variance that would completely eliminate any limit on their mercury discharge into Lake Erie. According to World Can't Wait-Cleveland, they currently exceed the legal limit of 1.3 parts per trillion at a rate of 2.9 ppt. They are also requesting that their copper discharge limit be upped, from 38 parts per billion to 77 ppb. FirstEnergy has consistently shown itself to be a bad neighbor in Cleveland as they have been found to be non-compliant with various environmental standards for the past 12 consecutive quarters and have been issued a formal violation twice in the past 5 years. The neighborhood surrounding the plant is in serious jeopardy; residents within a three-mile radius of FELS find themselves above the 90th percentile nationwide in terms of risk for cancer (95.1 percentile); neurological hazards (95.3 percentile); and respiratory hazards (91.5 percentile).

It is my hope that you will forward the following link to anyone you know interested in this issue.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quote for the Weekend

"Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your shadow. The caterpillar will become a breathtakingly beautiful butterfly. You will no longer have to pretend to be someone you're not. You will no longer have to prove you're good enough. When you embrace your shadow you will no longer have to live in fear. Find the gifts of your shadow and you will finally revel in all the glory of your true self. Then you will have the freedom to create the life you have always desired." -- Debbie Ford