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Guest Post: What Can Tennessee Moms Do Right Now?

Guest post by Lindsay Pace of Moms Clean Air Force: Dear Amazing Mamas, I’m hearing from so many people who are wondering what they can do–and worrying that we are going to have a president who wants to get rid of all our clean air protections. Here’s what you can do right now: Get in […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Join the Play-In For Climate Action

We all want #CleanAir4Kids, don’t we?  We know children, the elderly and those with compromised health are more susceptible to breathing problems from air pollution.  We also know that even beautiful, picturesque places in the United States like Appalachia’s Great Smoky Mountains are still hot spots for high ozone levels — indicators of polluted air […]

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Oklahoma Blogger Shares Health & Safety Concerns about Fracking

Guest post by Lisa Sharp of Retro Housewife Goes Green Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the process of injecting high-pressured fluid to create cracks in deep-rock formations through which natural gas and petroleum will flow more freely. Fracking is fairly common in my state of Oklahoma. The oil and gas industry accounts for a third […]

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Green Goes Mainstream Series on Flour Sack Mama Blog

Anyone else stop to wonder what our great grandparents thought about their efforts at gardening, preserving food, making or repairing their own household items and even sharing with neighbors? Chances are, most of them never used the term “green,” because what we now consider greener living was simply their way of life. Tomorrow on the […]

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The Ugly Side of Climate-Changing Coal

We feel uncomfortable looking at pictures like this, don’t we?  We didn’t directly destroy this mountain and its ecosystem and pollute the water nearby.  We didn’t directly contribute to fossil-fueled climate change.  We just turned on a light switch. Revisit this story of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia and hear the voices speaking up for […]

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All Nighter Urges Wake Up Call to Climate Change

Why do I have to worry about mercury levels in fish I eat, particulate levels in the air I breathe and diseases carried by too many mosquitoes that want to bite me? Americans are slowly realizing that more and more of what we used to assume was just the way things are — is linked […]

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Groovy Green Livin’s Lori Alper on Advocating for Children

There aren’t enough hours in the day to (insert here)!  I can’t afford to (insert here)! Some other parent will have to (insert here)!  We all make excuses, despite our best intentions to live life to its fullest and care for our families.  Spend a few minutes with Lori Alper of popular blog Groovy Green […]

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