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Verdant Yank Newsletter by Cara Augustenborg - January 2017
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Dear Friend,
Happy New Year! Plenty of environmental action has already kicked off the first month of 2017. Here's what I was up to in January at the Verdant Yank and beyond: 

On The Verdant Yank

Divestment by any other name...
As Ireland becomes the first country in the world to divest state assets form fossil fuels, I looked back on how far we've come since I joined the call for Ireland to "break up with fossil fuels". Ten points to those who spot the Shakespeare reference! Read more here.  
'Tomorrow' provides hope
My thoughts on the day America inaugurated its 45th President and how a french film about tomorrow gave me some much needed perspective that there is no need to despair about one man today. Read more here.  

In The News

RTE 2FM with Dave Fanning
This month, I met the legendary Dave Fanning for the first time and had a nice chat about all things climate related plus a dose of hope via Demain Le Film and Transition Towns on RTE 2FM. Listen on Soundcloud. (12min) 
Galway's Flirt FM - #EPAFreeze
I discuss Trump's latest censorship of US EPA and USDA and implications to the environmental movement for Flirt FM's Newsfeed. Listen on MixCloud (7min).
RTE Six One News - 2016 Weather
We all love a good weather story in Ireland! Here's RTE's Science Correspondent, Will Goodbody, reporting on Met Eireann's 2016 weather data for RTE Six One News with a last climate word from yours truly. (2min)
 
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Thanks so much for your readership and support of the Verdant Yank! Keep fighting the good fight!
 
-Cara
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