Global Green Weekly Rewind: Oct. 24-30

ows_we_occupyWe're still talking about these stories from the past week. Occupy Earth: In New York City, folk legend Pete Seeger marched and sang and Mark Ruffalo spoke to the occupied about fracking and the need for a clean energy future; in Oakland, protesters were injured by tear gas when police took action. (

Climate Change: An unusually early snowstorm on the East Coast caused power outages and damage -- and it snowed in Texas, too. (Treehugger)

Civil Engagement: In a video interview, Green Cross International founder Mikhail Gorbachev spoke of the power of the people in facing the environmental crisis. (Video)

Population Milestone: The world population hit seven billion and the countdown brought more attention the global challenges our planet faces. (Grist)

Clean Energy Fight: The Gulf Coast is still recovering from the Deepwater oil spill, but BP is set to drill again in the Gulf of Mexico (New York Times). Also, we heard more about the military’s move towards cleaner energy, with help from Silicon Valley. (NPR)

Pipeline Protest: Protests for the Keystone XL Pipeline continue and an estimated 1000 activists  San Francisco greeted President Obama during his visit there last week. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Ready for Primetime: We debuted the TV commercial for our new NOLA Wise program in New Orleans, which features appearances by New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and actor and supporter Wendell Pierce. (Video)