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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

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

Earth Care Chat with Sierra Club & Eco Author

You don’t have to tell the parent of a child with asthma that when your child can’t breathe, nothing else matters.  They’ve been there. One in ten children in this country depends on a rescue inhaler because of an asthma diagnosis.  Others still, young and old, suffer a range of heart and lung diseases.  It […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2015 in clean air, conservation, energy, environment, environmental health, green, green parenting

Speaking Up with Moms Clean Air Force Tennessee

My MOMpartisan button from Moms Clean Air Force may very well be the hottest accessory of the season!  It’s an easy conversation starter to explain that children’s health and other clean air issues matter to all of us, since no matter what our other differences, we all breathe the same air. It was refreshing to […]

Continue Reading By on April 6, 2015 in clean air

Join Me for the Mama Summit in Nashville

If I traveled to a busy metropolitan area like New York, I would expect to breathe in more ozone pollution and be cautious about keeping an inhaler around for my youngest child.  But I’m surprised to see that even the beautiful Knoxville area gets a failing grade for high ozone days from the American Lung […]

Continue Reading By on February 27, 2015 in clean air, climate change, environmentalism, health, mountains, Nashville, natural resources, nature, parenting

Play-In Today for Climate Action

Moms around the country understand that healthy kids and a healthy climate go together. So, many of us are gathered with our families in Washington, DC today for the Play-In for Climate Action.  The event hosted by Moms Clean Air Force is a powerfully fun way to have a meaningful play date and show our […]

Continue Reading By on July 9, 2014 in clean air, climate change