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Flour Sack Mama Blog & #CleanCouponing Highlights from 2014

At the Flour Sack Mama blog, we’re about carrying on the best of Grandma’s traditions while improving on what we know better!  You probably have several favorite online spots for catching up with news and information that’s relevant to your life.  On this blog, we don’t try to cover it all; but as creator and […]

Continue Reading By on December 31, 2014 in agriculture, blogging, climate, garden, safer chemicals

Tennessee Ponders Future Energy Mix

Memphis residents can have their say about the replacement of a coal-fired power plant with a natural gas plant in their area.  The Tennessee Valley Authority has opened a public comment period until August 4th.  Under corrective measures agreed to with the Environmental Protection Agency, TVA must either install emission controls or retire the Allen […]

Continue Reading By on July 8, 2014 in clean air, climate, energy

Transcript: 350.org’s Bill McKibben Shares Human Costs of Climate Change & Innovative Solutions

350.org Co-Founder Bill McKibben with Blogger Anne Brock of FlourSackMama.com Could your family get involved in something today to help curb climate change?  Could your church, your local college, your community?  Still wondering why you should care? 350.org’s Bill McKibben sat down with Anne Brock of FlourSackMama.com to share his urgent message about something that […]

Continue Reading By on August 19, 2013 in 350.org, climate, climate change, environment, family, health, parenting, science

West Gets Wilder in Extreme Climate Times

No words can adequately express the sacrifice of the 19 heroes who stood up to that Arizona wildfire and lost their lives.  Loved ones and fellow firefighters honored the Prescott 19 by draping flags and gathering for a moving memorial service.  The fondly named Hotshots, skilled at this dangerous work, were trapped by flames when […]

Continue Reading By on July 22, 2013 in climate, environment, forest, natural resources, outdoors, West

Big Screen Fun for My Little Energy Star

Christmas gifts came early for my thoughtful kid that we call our little energy star!  The delivery of her prizes from LG came just in time to spend Thanksgiving watching some favorite family movies on the beautiful new  television screen.  Her TEAM Energy Star short essay on saving energy was a national winner.Thanks to LG […]

Continue Reading By on November 23, 2012 in climate, education, energy