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Pedal Power solutions to petroleum dependence and polluting vehicles: Arcata Library Bikes, Pedal Power Produce, and more!

CAOE - Committee Against Oil Exploration - stop offshore oil drilling to protect sensitive habitats and cut petroleum dependence.

Culture Change through music! The Depavers eco-rock!

Take our Pledge for Climate Protection and learn about the Global Warming Crisis Council.

SEI hometown action!
Arcata city council's proclamation against war on Iraq and Kyoto Protocol proclamation.

Overpopulation has become a reality.  Overpopulation Resources and News Tidbits

Sail Transport Network

Fact Sheets
Press Releases

Long Distance


Mapuche Indians fight for their rights in Chile

Hike the Endangered Old Growth In the Salmon River, California

Meteor and Whittler Old Growth Timber Sales 2004

         On the last weekend in June Environmental Protection Information Center's Forest Watch hosted the second summer hike to endangered old-growth in the nearby Klamath National Forest.  Our first hike on Memorial Day weekend was a huge success which brought out 32 community members from the coast and the Salmon River to see ancient forest slated for logging in the Knob Timber Sale. 
        The benefit that evening for the Klamath-Salmon Action Network was well attended and raised enough money for a new video camera to document these multiplying timber sales.


(707) 822-TREK (8735).

 Forest defense may be investigated if one comes to Humboldt County and looks into Earth First!


Ancient Humboldt forests being clearcut: Mattole Valley and Freshwater in northern California - 2002 update

Illegal logging by the renegade Maxxam Corporation's Pacific Lumber, Humboldt County, Calif.:

"The reason I went out to the forest to treesit was to see for myself, because it's a terrible thing the company is doing," explains a 15 year old activist from Arcata in the coastal redwood bioregion.

"I do this because I see the trees that are thousands of years old, and we now have the resources to create what we make from trees out of new material.  The alternatives don't destroy time and economy so much.  What the loggers are doing is devastating to the economy and to our hearts.  We need as much help as possible to slow down Maxxam Corporation and to bring about a happier place for the world."

The late, great Sulphur Creek forest:

Sulphur Creek lies on the north fork of the Mattole River. This area was densely inhabited by spotted owls, but clearcut by Pacific Lumber Co.

Canned Heat, another Timber Harvest Plan that Pacific Lumber wants to clearcut:

Canned Heat has not yet been approved by California Department of Forestry.  This area is probably the most important nesting area left in the Mattole for spotted owls, and a clearcut will be running right through their homes." - A.A., treesitting photographer for Culture Change magazine.

In early fall 2002 thirteen women treesat for 13 days, joining other treesitters in the Mattole and in Freshwater. Thirteen for Thirteen was a success, although more support is needed from the mostly somnolent local populace and from citizens around the world.

Freshwater Forest is mainly ancient redwood, northeast of Eureka, California.  The state water board could have shut down the logging, as it was causing flooding to homes and spoiling wells; however, the state agency "wimped out," according to activists, and instead asked for mediation with "the renegade, lawless timber corporation."  

The Mattole River is south of Eureka in Southern Humboldt County, and the trees at risk are mainly doug fir.

Here are relevant websites for more information, including how to get involved and visit the trees: - - - email:


Articles of interest:
Measuring and controlling the actions of governments 

Anti-globalization protest grows, with tangible results. 
WTO protests page

Tax fossil-fuel energy easily
by Peter Salonius 

UK leader calls War on Terror "bogus"

Argentina bleeds toward healing by Raul Riutor

The oil industry has plans for you: blow-back by Jan Lundberg

It's not a war for oil? by Adam Khan

How to create a pedestrian mall by Michelle Wallar

The Cuban bike revolution

How GM destroyed the U.S. rail system excerpts from the film "Taken for a Ride".

"Iraqi oil not enough for US: Last days of America?"

Depaving the world by Richard Register

Roadkill: Driving animals to their graves by Mark Matthew Braunstein

The Hydrogen fuel cell technofix: Spencer Abraham's hydrogen dream.


Ancient Forest Protection in Northern California. Forest defenders climb trees to save them.

Daniel Quinn's thoughts on this website.

A case study in unsustainable development is the ongoing crisis in Palestine and Israel.

Renewable and alternative energy information.

Conserving energy at home (Calif. Title 24)

Culture Change mailing address: P.O. Box 3387 , Santa Cruz , California 95063 USA
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Culture Change was founded by Sustainable Energy Institute (formerly Fossil Fuels Policy Action), a nonprofit torganization.