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  The Weather in Australia

Note that due to the geographic location of Australia, it is in daylight when the U.S. is in night.  Australia also and they are experiences the opposite season. When it is winter in the States it is summer in Australia.

The Daily Motivator - the title says it all!  http://greatday.com/motivate/index.html 

The Rancho Coral- by far Pete's pick for the best surfing in Costa Rica.  www.ranchocoral.com 

Greenpeace - Greenpeace is a non-profit organization, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.  To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.  As a global organization, Greenpeace focuses on the the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.  Greenpeace believes that the struggle to preserve the future of our planet is not about us. It's about you. Greenpeace speaks for 2.8 million supporters worldwide, and encourages many millions more than that to take action every day.  www.greenpeace.org  and www.greenpeaceusa.org 

Can-back - Can-Back, Inc. offers Soft Tops for many pickups and SUVís. t. The Can-Back Soft Top is the best-built Soft Top available on the market. The Soft Tops are cab high and custom fit to match the exact profile of your make or model truck.  Didgequest uses the soft top to transport didgeridoos in a pick-up.  www.can-back.com 

Tasmanian Aboriginals - Information about the past and present of these unique people.  http://www.tasmanianaboriginal.com.au 

Stories of the Dreaming - Storytelling is an integral part of life for Indigenous Australians. From an early age, storytelling plays a vital role in educating children. The stories help to explain how the land came to be shaped and inhabited; how to behave and why; where to find certain foods, etc. http://www.dreamtime.net.au/dreaming/index.htm

Corporate Sunshine Working Group - www.corporatesunshine.org  - The Corporate Sunshine Working Group (CSWG) advocates for increased environmental and social disclosure from companies. CSWG files enforcement complaints at the SEC regarding companies' inadequate environmental and social reporting; undertakes research, writing and public education; and encourages the Securities and Exchange Commission to promulgate detailed corporate social disclosure rules.CSWG is an alliance of investors (such as Trillium Asset Management and Domini Social Investments), environmental organizations (including Friends of the Earth and World Resources Institute), unions (including the AFL-CIO), and public interest groups (such as the Good Neighbor Project and the Stakeholder Alliance) working to enforce and expand SEC corporate social and environmental disclosure requirements.

Friends of the Earth Action - www.foeaction.org  - This Web site is Friends of the Earth's hard-hitting, non-tax deductible sister organization.

Friends of the Earth International - www.foei.org - We are part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world. Our members, in 70 countries, campaign on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies.

Genetically Engineered Food Alert - www.gefoodalert.org  - Genetically Engineered Food Alert is a coalition of seven organizations, including Friends of the Earth, united in their commitment to testing and labeling genetically engineered food.

Green Scissors Campaign - www.greenscissors.org  - Since 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign, led by Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense and U.S. Public Interest Research Group, has been working with Congress and the administration to end environmentally harmful and wasteful spending. Working to breach party lines, the Green Scissors Campaign has helped cut more the $26 billion in environmental wasteful programs from the federal budget.

International Right to Know Campaign - www.irtk.org  - A coalition of more than 200 environmental, labor, social justice and human rights organizations have joined together to support an International Right to Know legislative proposal. Modeled on domestic Right to Know laws, IRTK would require U.S. companies to report on the key environmental, labor and human practices of their overseas operations.

Off the Books - www.offthebooks.org  - Learn more about "Off the Books! Environment & Human Rights," a new 30-minute film by Attorney Sanford Lewis that describes the potential and limits of an enforceable, disclosure-based strategy for corporate accountability. Picking up on current public attention around the Enron scandal, this film provokes discussion of broad issues regarding corporate disclosure of public health, social and environmental issues. It calls for better enforcement and clearer reporting standards from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Red Listed - www.redlisted.com  - The Amazon Financial Information Service (AFIS) is a consortium of finance, industry, and Latin America specialists that provides and promotes analysis on social and environmental risks associated with exploration and development projects in Latin America

Save Our Environment Action Center - www.saveourenvironment.org  - This site is a collaborative effort of the nation's most influential environmental advocacy organizations harnessing the power of the internet to increase public awareness and activism on today's most important environmental issues.

Help Save Our Waters! - www.saveourwaters.org  - The SaveOurWaters.org campaign is an effort to save the Clean Water Act, and our nation's waterways. The Bush-Cheney administration wants to rewrite the Clean Water Act's rules to permit the Army Corps of Engineers to allow polluting industries to dispose of waste into our rivers and streams. A coalition of leading environmental and citizen groups have launched the SaveOurWaters.org   campaign to stop the administration from doing this.

Road Hog Reduction Campaign - www.suv.org  - This site educates consumers on safety, taxpayer costs and negative environmental affects of sport utility vehicles.

Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition - www.wildsalmon.org  - Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) is a nationwide coalition of more than 50 conservation organizations, sport and commercial fishing associations, businesses, river groups and taxpayer advocates collaborating to protect and restore sustainable wild runs of America's Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead, and the habitats that they depend upon.

Arts-Directory.org - Arts Web Directory

"Our continuing use of oil and coal increases the likelihood of sever global warming and also makes us more vulnerable to ecological disasters and terrorism.  Civilization as we know it is threatened, yet real, practical solutions exist.  With cleaner energy such as solar and wind power, and widespread efficiency improvements, it is possible to wean ourselves from fossil fuels.  We have the know-how to change the course of humanity.  All we need now is the spark.  Be part of the solution.  Go to www.foe.org.  Friends of the Earth Protect and survive.

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