How We Removed Pesticides from Our Town
Feb07

How We Removed Pesticides from Our Town

As parents we are so busy running around between school, sports, and planning for dinner that it’s easy to go about our lives without really paying attention to what is going on in our environment. I was one of those...

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Permaculture Design: An Introduction
May27

Permaculture Design: An Introduction

What is Permaculture Design? For the past few years, I have been hearing the word Permaculture used more and more often in conversations about sustainability and climate change, but I have never fully understood its meaning. I assumed it had...

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Did ALEC steal our democracy or buy it?
Mar03

Did ALEC steal our democracy or buy it?

Did ALEC steal our democracy or buy it? Have you ever wondered how many states suddenly pass similar bills to block climate change agreements, or make it tougher for people to sue large companies for personal harm, or enable the …

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“Cowspiracy” the movie, reviewed
Feb02

“Cowspiracy” the movie, reviewed

“Cowspiracy”, The Sustainability Secret” is a 91-minute documentary that blows open the connection between climate change and livestock production. Is meat almost a religion or part of being a patriotic American? Is talking about meats dark side taboo or …

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Food Waste Fuels Climate Change
Dec11

Food Waste Fuels Climate Change

In the U.S., we’ve become accustomed to excess in every form. The supermarkets overflow with more calories than any one of us could ever need, the shopping malls with more clothes than any one of us will ever wear. But...

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Disappearing Beaches and the Sand Mafia
Nov09

Disappearing Beaches and the Sand Mafia

Galveston, Texas Living in a beach town, I’m pretty constantly surrounded by sand. It’s in my hair, clothes, and car after a day at the beach and also in my lectures as a graduate student. It seems like a dull...

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