Posted by: Noni | April 20, 2014

RED light GREEN light… STOP!

Did you ever play this game when you were younger? All the kids on my block would gather in the empty lot and we’d play Red Rover Red Rover, Dodge Ball and Red Light Green Light.

Here’s how it goes: One person is “It” They stand a determined distance (20, 50, …however much space available) away from the others players who stand side by side in a line. The person who is “It” then turns their back to them and calls out Greenlight, GO… Go…. Go….and when they feel ready they shout, STOP! The point is to catch the other players moving because while the “It” player has their back turned, the other players quickly try to sneak up on them. But, they must freeze when STOP is called.

Players who are seen moving are eliminated from the round of play. (or they go back to the starting line and try to sneak up again) The object for the advancing players is to try to reach the player calling Go, go, stop without being caught moving. If they manage to “TAG” the leader they take a turn as “It” It’s a fun game and one I remember fondly. Of course there were always disputes about whether someone was actually seen moving…  or the person calling being accused of turning before calling STOP but for the most part we just played and had fun.

I was recently reminded of this game while working on a project to bring awareness about global warming.

We’re calling the campaign STOP. Basically, while we’ve all had our backs turned, global warming has caught up on us. There are many who will argue that it is just the natural cycle of the earth. But, it’s not. Global warming is real and it’s sneaking up behind us. The longer we turn our back, the closer it gets. What are the challenges we face today?

Economic Shock, Peak Oil, Manufacturing, Food Scarcity, Pollution and Overpopulation… are 6 categories which are forefront and relevant today. On his website, - James Gien Varney Wong has collected and curated an abundance of data, solutions, support materials, videos and articles to drive home the urgency of our current situation.


But knowing we’re in trouble isn’t enough. It’s time to act. So, we’re busy gathering experts and concerned citizens to join our efforts to STOP the damages being inflicted on mother earth.  We hope that through a concentrated effort and with international collaboration of everyone (yes, EVERYONE)  we can find solutions to our current dire circumstance. Some say it’s too late, that we’ve already passed the point of no return… but I prefer to believe that somewhere in this world there is a person capable of envisioning a solution to clean and heal our planet. If we all focus our energies on that outcome, perhaps we have a chance.  Collectively, we can STOP the destruction of humanity, ready…? Let’s GO!!!



Posted by: Noni | March 31, 2014

As I walk along the lake I receive a bur

As I walk along the lake I receive a bursting of spring’s hopefulness…


It’s sad to think that 2+ years has gone by since I wrote this. What has changed? Not much. The dangers of invasive pipeline expansions are still valid and relevant. Despite an avalanche of scientific data (which unfortunately isn’t reaching the mainstream media/public, and which is being systematically destroyed by our reckless leader,>> Harper) and despite resistance from brave citizens and activists, the bulldozers continue to gobble up our hope of a healthy future.

My good friend Gien in South Africa has been working diligently curating and compiling an extensive website with information on pretty much any issue that may be concerning you about the path of humanity. His site offers images, videos, pod casts, articles, charts, and links to references for in depth study on a host of topics. After your read my poem I invite you to visit his site for the scientific information regarding this issue. Peak Oil –

Stay informed, be part of the solution, be part of the change.

Originally posted on The Big Picture, The Fine Print:

The Pipeline - An Ode to Enbridge

written by Alison Noni Richards (c) 2012

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Posted by: Noni | March 27, 2014

Why? Inuit go hungry more than any other

Why? Inuit go hungry more than any other indigenous group: report

Hunger in Inuit Children

Inuit children go hungry with preschoolers often going a day without food.

Posted by: Noni | March 2, 2014

A brilliant adaptation of one of my favo

A brilliant adaptation of one of my favorite songs. Landfill In The Sky by the Wiebs – YouTube #BanTheBurn

Posted by: Noni | February 21, 2014

Call me a geek or nerd or whatever you l

Call me a geek or nerd or whatever you like, but I love science!

Posted by: Noni | February 12, 2014

Nanomotors Steered Inside Living Human C

Nanomotors Steered Inside Living Human Cells For the First Time

Posted by: Noni | January 15, 2014

The important thing is to not stop quest

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has it’s own reason for existing.
~ Albert Einstein

For the third year in a row! I’m not sure if it’s the Trekkie’s finding  me through search engines or people with pinched Vagus Nerves but either way this has been a favorite since I initially posted it.

Beware Vulcan Nerve Pinch

Posted by: Noni | January 10, 2014

Nobody Can Stop Them!

Nobody Can Stop Them!

A lot has changed since my days at Occupy Vancouver, but the fact remains that I am still just a nobody.

Artwork by Pablo Stanley – The artist in no way endorses or agrees with the opinions presented in the linked blog posting. “The Woman Who Knew Too Much”

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