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  •  I know little of Prince Charles, (5+ / 0-)

    and am somehow gratified to read of him here. Not so much the head in the clouds guy I thought. My bad. Thanks for the clarification.

    "Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress." Leonard Nimoy, 3/1/13

    by nzanne on Thu May 09, 2013 at 08:57:57 AM PDT

    •  The irony (3+ / 0-)
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      is that Charles has been banging on about the environment for decades. His public image has gone from mockery ("talks to trees") to the mainstream of the environmental movement that is accepted almost everywhere except the USA.

      He has used the Duchy of Cornwall, which comes with extensive land holdings, to promote ideas of sustainable and organic farming. The "Duchy Original" range of organic cookies was his idea. He has long organised both the Duchy's and the Crown Estate's farm holdings to encourage sustainability, including the use of renewable energy. (One of the less fortunate incidents was the occasion a waste digester/methane fuel generator exploded on a farm in Windsor).

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Thu May 09, 2013 at 11:21:11 AM PDT

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    •  He's been promoting sustainability and been (3+ / 0-)
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      outspoken on the threats of climate change and industrialized agriculture for a long time.  Here's a speech/video that he did for the Rio+20conference in Brazil.

      Here's another one that he gave at Georgetown U which caused a stir because he told Americans to eat less meat.  But, he's right.  This is one of the easiest ways to reduce greenhouse gases.

      •  tx jules; good to know about those on 'our team' (1+ / 0-)
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        and he certainly is!

        tx for links to his other talks; i hadn't noticed his earlier talks but did know re. his interest in the organic movement.

        We Must DISARM THE NRA The next life you save may be ONE OF YOUR OWN!

        by SeaTurtle on Thu May 09, 2013 at 04:09:56 PM PDT

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