Environment

The Local Food Project

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director There’s an old story that’s just starting to be told again in the Ozarks. Or maybe these days it’s being told more loudly and by a new generation of young farmers and entrepreneurs. Isn’t that the way most stories begin again? I started searching the Ozarks […]

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The Power of Labeling: Preserving &
Building a Non-GMO Food Supply

by guest blogger Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project When California Proposition 37 failed to pass at the polls last November, all of us who advocate for the right to know were profoundly disappointed. However, the measure, which would have mandated labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients, garnered more than 6 million […]

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Climate Change, Fracking, and Our Children’s Health and Future

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project I feel like I live in a parallel universe. The much-anticipated United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report came out on September 27th, with dire warnings about our current […]

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What Does California’s New Toxic
Substances Law Mean for You?

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Sometimes—though not often enough for my liking—companies that manufacture consumer products grow a conscience, cave to public pressure, or both, and vow to discontinue using toxic substances in their shampoo, window cleaner, or toothpaste. It’s a step in the right direction, though it often comes […]

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The Cheapest Ways to Stay Cool

by guest bloggers from the EPA’s ENERGYSTAR program This new infographic from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR is here just in time to help you deal with the late-summer heat. We know that staying cool and keeping energy bills in control are both priorities, so we’re offering consumers information on how much energy […]

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From the Farm to the Classroom

Taylor Wilmot ’13 (apprentice) and Megan Moody ’13 (apprentice) plant seedlings at Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs, PA. Jenn Halpin (director and manager) drives the tractor.  Photo courtesy of Lauren Bruns ’13 (apprentice) by guest blogger Katherine Swantak, Rodale News online editorial intern I’m not just a college student; I’m a Dickinsonian. As a […]

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The Best Water Infographic Ever

by guest bloggers from the EPA’s WaterSense program As temperatures rise across the U.S., outdoor water use is spiking. In fact, the average American family can use up to 3,000 gallons of fresh water per day in the summer. That’s why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program is getting the word out about […]

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What an Extra $10 at Your
Farmers Market Can Do

by guest blogger Susan Sink, vice president of development and external affairs for the American Farmland Trust We all have seen it: endless miles of malls, parking lots, and red lights in a world scaled for bulldozers and cars but not humanity. The sprawl of unchecked development eating into the fertile lands closest to our […]

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