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Southeast’s Sunsphere, Shiny Train, Cleaner Energy Choices for TVA

Taking the elevator to the top of the Knoxville’s landmark Sunsphere was the highlight of a downtown summer field trip for my family.  The girls marveled during the short ride up that we’d be climbing so high, then they scouted for different Knoxville landmarks through the golden glass on the observation floor.  I pointed out […]

Continue Reading By on July 28, 2015 in air, clean air, health, Healthy Families, parenting

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 […]

Continue Reading By on June 16, 2015 in air, children, clean air, family, pollution
rural Oklahoma

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 […]

Continue Reading By on May 18, 2015 in air, fracking, rural, safer chemicals, safety

The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living

Could Arkansas Follow New York’s Lead in Protecting Residents from Fracking?

My youngest daughter became very ill the day we visited Emily Lane’s beautiful corner of small-town Arkansas.  I wrote about this experience later at Moms Clean Air Force.  We had been on a tour of the rural area turned industrial park, and we shared the concerns residents had that led to them testing their own air despite […]

Continue Reading By on January 30, 2015 in air, environmental health, fracking, health

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 […]

Continue Reading By on August 4, 2014 in air, green, Green Goes Mainstream, health

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 […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2014 in air, Appalachia, climate change, coal, MTR

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 […]

Continue Reading By on November 18, 2013 in air, children, green, parenting, Uncategorized