Go-Back Club Newspaper
I had to stop publishing my newsletter for a year because I had a full-time but that ended so I'm back now. I'm grateful for our readers and supporters during the past three years and hope that we'll get many more members as we keep going..
Quotes We Like:
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
Khalil Gibran, "The Prophet"
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden"
"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
“There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”
Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"
New Alliance to Help with Milk Basket Fundraising
The Milk Basket/Go-Back Club Partnership is now under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of the Earth Rights Institute. Details to follow on how people can make donations, which will help the malnourished, impoverished children in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
Earth Rights Institute (ERI) takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities. Earth Rights Institute advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise. We believe that in order to empower communities to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge must be conceived locally. ERI is a United Nations NGO affiliate for ECOSOC, UN Habitat, UNCSD, and UN Finance and Development.
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Becoming a Pacifist Activist: 50 Years in the Environmental Movement --
On the Ground, In the Field, Over the Moon
Why is my book so important now? As the Earth gets warmer and climate change produces so many catastrophic events which are now well publicized, it’s easy for ordinary people to get overwhelmed and feel helpless but my life proves that this is not the best way to deal with distressing news. Yes, we must face the new situations but then we must seriously work to figure out how we as individuals can become involved in the issues that matter most to us.
Here is what my readers have said:
What is the goal of the Milk Basket?
To develop the best outreach and create program practices, which will help fill the gaps in education and food service for millions of children living in the creek communities in the highly-polluted, poverty-stricken Niger Delta.
How did the Milk Basket start?
The Milk Basket started its first project in Odi, Bayelsa State, where Milk Basket founder, Ekwe Chiwundu Charles, spent a year after his graduation from college. Ekwe’s heart was so touched by the children that he started the Milk Basket in 2011 and has held onto his dream of returning to carry out the mission and goals of the Milk Basket. Odi was the scene of a violent massacre in 1999 when thousands of innocent civilians were brutally murdered. The community is trying to rebuild and regain normality and a sense of security in their lives. We partnered with The Go-Back Club in March 2015.
What are we trying to achieve?
The Niger Delta Region produces the oil wealth that accounts for the bulk of Nigeria’s foreign earnings. Paradoxically, however, these vast revenues from an international industry have barely touched the Niger Delta’s own pervasive local poverty. We want to prevent further harm and even reverse the situation.
.A HUGE THANK YOU TO my old friends who are supporting this effort to bring our newspaper back into the world after a year's hiatus. This is the first time we are charging for our work in order to help cover basic expenses. $10 a year isn't very much, but if you can afford more, please feel free to send what you can. If $10 is too high for your budget, $5 will do. A year's subscription makes a wonderful gift for anyone who cares about the future of our Earth Home. Thanks very much!