Environment

Coming Soon to a Stove Near You: Radioactive Gas

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project In the waning months of 2013, the Spectra Gas Pipeline came “online” in New York City, with scant media coverage. This pipeline has the capability to deliver radioactive gas to the city’s buildings […]

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5 Ways To Stop Climate Chaos Now

Let’s face it: Climate change, global warming, whatever you call it—but one thing it is for sure is climate chaos—seems so overwhelming that most of us simply shut down emotionally and mentally when we see another headline that says the world is ending sooner rather than later. Even I shut down occasionally! OK, more than […]

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Why Farm to School Will Save
Our Food System

by Chelsey Simpson, communications associate for the National Farm to School Network For those of us interested in food system reform, there are now (thankfully!) hundreds of worthy organizations and causes competing for our time and resources. Should you volunteer to help launch a new CSA in your community? What about donating to a campaign […]

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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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