are in love with our planet. One of the
reasons we work for peace is to nurture our entire planet; we want
our beautiful Mother Earth to
flourish. CODEPINK is one of the few
groups that connect war and the environment. Pink
and green are gorgeous together,
don't you think? As natural as a stem and a flower.
is definitely not green.
It is, in fact, quite the opposite. The U.S. military is the single
largest consumer of oil in the world and the world's larger polluter,
generating 750,000 tons of toxic waste
annually. If we stop funding the war for oil in Iraq, our tax dollars
can go toward developing clean, green sources of energy that will
help us build a healthy, peaceful planet.
like to think of CODEPINK
as a perennial garden; we plant seeds of love and peace that flower
throughout the year--often in surprising places (did you see the
parody of CODEPINK
on Saturday Night Live this weekend?) Help the CODEPINK
garden grow. You can spread seeds of peace by signing
our War is Not Green petition and sending
it along to five friends. The more people who join us,
the more we can work for the Earth.
is deeply inspiring to see what we can create when we come together.
We witnessed a glorious blossoming in New Orleans, where we just
planted a beautiful community garden in the still devastated Lower
Ninth Ward. Click
here to see pictures of the garden and photos from the
phenomenal tribute to the women of New Orleans organized by V-Day--the
campaign to end violence against women and girls. It was a true
honor to bring love and beauty and hope to a community so desperately
in need of healing.
can plant seeds of peace in your own community by downloading our
is Not Green petition and flyer
and bringing them to your local Earth Day celebrations; you can
also put our War
is Not Green sign in your window. We need to remind our
friends and neighbors how war hurts the Earth as well as her citizens.
We need to remind them that we can all stand up and nurture both
peace and the environment.
you for helping us spread seeds of peace throughout the world!
With love (and love for our amazing Mother Earth),
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Rae,
even more seeds of peace at our Summer of Hope in DC! We will
be hosting weekly activist training camps in June and July at
the CODEPINK house; you and other
passionate, engaged women will learn powerful and creative activism
tools, and will then bring your new knowledge straight to the
halls of Congress! To join us, click
who resisted as the filed their taxes this week and
did not BUY BUSHE'S WAR.