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Six Products in Your Holiday Shopping Cart that Drive Deforestation in Latin America

Posted December 12, 2014 by Amanda Maxwell in Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Approximately 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions originate from deforestation and forest degradation, which are no longer problems that can be discounted as local or rural issues. Whether burned, processed, or discarded, trees release immense amounts of carbon dioxide...continued

New NAZCA portal showcases groundswell of climate action

Posted December 11, 2014 by Brendan Guy in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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While the true purpose of the famous Nazca Lines may never be known, a new tool ensures the full extent of climate actions around the globe can be easily recognized by all. Today marked “Lima Climate Action” day at the...continued

Our Forests Aren't Fuel

Posted December 10, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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As an admitted arborophile, I’m happy to see that tree-planting crews from the New York City Parks Department are kicking their efforts into high gear as winter approaches, planting saplings that can turn barren urban streets into cool, leafy corridors....continued

DIRTY ENERGY INDUSTRY'S SOOTY PALM PRINTS ALL OVER MICHIGAN'S HB 5205

Posted December 10, 2014 by Patrick Kenneally in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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You know the quiet satisfaction you take when driving by a wind farm.  The awe at encountering human ingenuity and goodwill in the form of perfectly sculpted and pitched blades of over 100 feet garnering wind’s immense power with each...continued

San Joaquin River Access Guide: A portal for recreation and discovery

Posted December 10, 2014 by Monty Schmitt in Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Who has not had the experience of being surprised to discover a little park or hiking trail near their home or along their drive to work they had never known was there? For more than 15 years I have...continued

Looking for Good Food in LA? Head to the School Cafeteria!

Posted December 9, 2014 by Margaret Brown in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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Today, the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles voted to reaffirm the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) commitment to the Good Food Purchasing Policy — a significant and vital step in efforts to help improve the...continued

Major US Cities Not “Chickening” Out on Good School Food

Posted December 9, 2014 by Mark Izeman in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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Today, six of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando — announced they will seek to buy only antibiotic-free chicken for the nearly three million kids they serve in...continued

Dominoes falling: A year-in-review in the consumer movement for antibiotic-free meat

Posted December 9, 2014 by Sasha Stashwick in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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It’s been a banner year for the consumer movement demanding more responsible use of antibiotics in the meat industry and more antibiotic-free meat and poultry options in our grocery stores, restaurants, and schools. The average grocery store shopper isn’t waiting...continued

5 Fascinating Things You May Not Know About Efficiency Standards for Appliances and Equipment

Posted December 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Noll in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Part 2 of a 3-Part Series If you take a look around your home, local business, or the factory down the street, you’ll find appliances and equipment that are using energy smarter, thanks to federal energy efficiency standards. Here are...continued

New York Launches Community Solar NY to Jumpstart Solarize Campaigns Across the State

Posted December 8, 2014 by Jay Orfield in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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For New Yorkers interested in going solar, there’s good news from the state today: From now until January 30th, Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative, designed to help promote 3 gigawatts of solar power by 2023, will help local governments, schools, and...continued

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