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Stuff

Aug 01, 2015 No Comments by

It is a complex relationship we have with our stuff. Some folks seem to care less about their stuff … don’t need it, don’t collect much. Others tend to attach cherished memories to stuff. We all need stuff – whether it’s clothing to protect us from the cold or sun, to help us eat, to provide some type of shelter. But, then there is this thing—this thing called “consumerism” that exists in the culture where I live in America.

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Earth Day – Reflecting on its purpose

Apr 07, 2015 No Comments by

It’s April 2015 and another Earth Day (April 22) will soon be here.

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Note to self …

Dec 08, 2014 No Comments

Plastic litter matters. 6.4 million tons of litter enters the world’s oceans each year. You’ve heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch some say is as big as Texas. With more than 1 trillion plastic bags used every year worldwide – that translates to about 1 million plastic bags being used every minute.

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As our climates changes – a new movement emerges

May 01, 2013 No Comments

Bill McKibben has long been an environmental author, beginning with his acclaimed The End of Nature in 1989. But it’s been within the last decade that he’s taken on the uncomfortable role (for him) of activist and spokesperson on behalf of Earth. The organization he leads, 350.org, has become a burgeoning movement taking on the fossil-fuel industry.

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