The Green Flash

Awakening Your True Nature… with Eve Simmons


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Take a Quick and Vital Climate Action Now

Powerful, quick & easy, climate action for you to take right NOW: The Senate is considering including carbon pollution pricing (with dividends going to the public) in the budget reconciliation package! This would be a huge step forward on climate. Scientists and economists agree, this will plummet our climate pollution emissions without hurting our wallets. Simple directions to write Pres Biden at http://cclusa.org/write-biden and ask for a carbon price.

Thanks & Love ❤


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V is for Vaccinated

The sign for PEACE, VICTORY, and now VACCINATED is becoming a real thing. One quick hand gesture that instantly shows others that you’re safe to be around, removes anxiety, and sends thanks to others who have done the same. A triple entendre that will shift us from fear to healthy harmony. Please adopt this symbol when in public and spread the word instead of the virus. THANKS #V=VACCINATED #VACCINATED #Victory #Peace


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Magnifying Your Enviro Message Using Broadcast Media

MAGNIFYING YOUR MESSAGE – HARNESSING MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES Getting priceless news coverage is easier than you think. Whether you’re working to save our #climate by lessening plastic pollution, supporting community choice energy, pricing carbon, divestment, or any other worthy environmental endeavor, I want you to succeed in magnifying your message in a BIG way! You can enlist broadcast media to win hearts and minds, increase public awareness, and make miracles happen. Here’s my inspiring “How To” video that will greatly expand your skills wooing broadcast media.

Cheers,

Eve


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GREAT Virtual Climate Conference Starts at 1 pm PST Today and Tomorrow

I happily invite you to spend some time with us today and tomorrow Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th starting at 1 pm PST enjoying The Power of Collective Climate Action. Hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, it promises to enlighten, educate, and empower your environmental work. Brimming with a lineup of great speakers including 3 sitting Congress Members: Mike Levin, Lou Correa, Mark DeSaulnier, and Irvine’s Mayor Farrah Khan. Click HERE and press SCHEDULE to choose what you want to see and join the Zoom. No matter where you are in the U.S., or whether your focus is on Youth Action, Environmental Justice, Engaging the Economy, Business, Labor, Communicating with Progressives, Conservatives, or beyond, peruse the extensive 2-day program and hop onto whatever topics most interest you.

To see the full program and join anytime during the conference Click HERE and then click on SCHEDULE to choose what you want to watch and join the Zoom. And remember to tune in for this Sunday’s 3:15 pm PST Breakout (Track 1) where I’ll be speaking on…

Magnifying Your Message – Harnessing Media Opportunities Getting priceless news coverage is easier than you think. Whether you’re working to save our climate by putting a price on carbon, lessening plastic pollution, supporting community choice energy, or any other worthy environmental endeavor, we want to help you succeed in magnifying your message in a BIG way! Let’s enlist broadcast media to win hearts and minds, increase public awareness, and make miracles together. Join us for an inspiring session that will expand your skills whether you’re wooing Congress, broadcast media, or your new best friend.

As always, I’m grateful for the noble work you do! – Eve Simmons


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Water-glass

It’s not easy to cope right now, so for those of you who are holding the light during the apocalypse…

My family is lucky. We live in an urban oasis with glorious west facing views from the front of our home. They extend to almost every room in the house. But from the south side, not so much, and that was depressing. There’s lots of necessary asphalt, neighbors trash cans, many cars and an RV. It may seem trifling considering the times we’re living in, but because our home has long served as a sanctuary for me, those unpleasant views had challenged my positive outlook – literally. Finally, a solution presented itself. My husband recently retired and one of his hobbies is crafting stained glass. I designed a simple pattern with nautical bevels, clear water-glass and a ribbon of color around the edges. Tom executed it beautifully. Now, instead of feeling frustration and anger about views beyond my control, I’m transported by prisms of sparkling light, light that was always there, it was only my perspective that has shifted. Our vista isn’t completely obscured, just softened. I know exactly what lies beyond, but appreciation becomes my main focus. I’ve accepted what I couldn’t change, the ugliness, and enlisted help with changing the things I could, for the better. There’s truth on both sides of the glass, but with a bit of creativity and determination, my gaze now lies upon the beauty, the serenity, the light. It seems a good analogy for coping with life these days. If you’re feeling this world’s a mess, grieving over what’s lost, I hear you, I feel your pain. And then I surrender to the joy. So do what you can to make a positive difference, appreciate your own good work and those who’ve helped along the way, then look for the beauty in yourself and in any given situation. Remember the water-glass, and let that soak into your soul.


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Guilt-Free Energy? You Bet!

Community Energy is cheap, clean, and within our grasp. Let’s bring back those blue skies, dazzling views, and clean air that we’ve experienced during the quarantine shutdown, even when we’re fully up and running. You can help make this happen. On Friday, June 5th, hear from experts about microgrids, community choice energy,  and related topics, via a Virtual Symposium on Community Energy.  Thanks to the generosity of San Diego Energy District sponsors, they are able to offer some complimentary tickets to elected officials and their staff, the staff of CCAs, activists, students, and others.  Details are on the ticket page.  

Questions on how we, the public, source our energy? Here’s a Community Choice Energy video


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Healing

Have you ever gone through a difficult or painful experience and later realized the positive lessons you’d gained by going through that particular challenge? Perhaps you’ve grown into a more insightful, wiser, stronger, or kinder version of yourself. You may have become more compassionate to others who’ve experienced similar difficulties. You’ve gained a deeper understanding of why you suffered through a certain situation.

If you’re feeling discouraged about the climate crisis, trust me, I know your pain – I’ve lived with it for 30 years. Or you may be experiencing a whole host of unsettled feelings because of this pandemic. Either way, your aching for Mother Earth, for Humanity and Nature, reflects your awareness and compassion, THANK YOU.

Lately we’ve been reminded to wash our hands frequently. What if, when we do this, we also mentally clear our thoughts of negativity? We can “wash away” fear, resentment, anxiety, etc., and cleanse our energy by relaxing into love.

Look, I know it’s a big ask to hold the Light right now, to hum along in a vibration of LOVE. But YOU, coming from a place of Love, Appreciation, and Joy, are exactly what the world needs right now – and perhaps it’s exactly what YOU need right now too.


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Hate’s Legacy

Scientific historian Naomi Oreskes makes the case beautifully… again. Partnering this time, with Harvard’s Erik M. Conway, they lay out why we find ourselves so very unprepared for this pandemic at the federal (and sometimes state) level. “You’re not the boss of me.” anti big government, anti science, anti experts rhetoric was fostered in the Reagan era. Our 40th president may have possessed an avuncular charm, but his backwards thinking has left a legacy of pain. Here’s the link to this excellent, short, Los Angeles Times article.

Those that think, “I’ll be damned if anyone’s going to tell me what to do.”, may get their wish.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-09/op-ed-trumps-coronavirus-failures-thank-ronald-reagan