Environment

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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The Other Fracking Problem

by Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper The natural gas industry and its pipeline partners are constantly assuring us, through commercials on TV and radio, about the safety of their operations: They don’t hurt the environment; they don’t harm public health; they don’t contribute to climate change; they don’t make life in their host communities […]

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How Fracking Affects Your
Farmer’s Market

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project As we become more careful about what we put into our bodies, options and opportunities to be more health conscious abound: organic, non-GMO, gluten free…the list goes on. Will we soon be adding […]

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