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Museum Remembers Coal Mining Tradition in West Virginia

I’m proud of the tiny wrench stamped with “Ford” on it from my grandfather’s tool collection.  It’s a relic from his years of working at the Ford Garage and other garages before that, where he was known for his ability to tinker with automobiles and fix just about anything.  While the Model T went only […]

Continue Reading By on June 29, 2015 in Appalachia, coal, energy, natural resources, travel, with our own hands

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

Southern Climate Vigil Offers Spiritual Response to Climate Change

Being mindful and prayerful about the People’s Climate March in New York City this weekend was a focus of the Greater Knoxville Climate Vigil hosted last weekend by Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light.  Church pastors and people of various faiths gathered at Knoxville, Tennessee’s downtown Alex Haley Heritage Square for the event.  They called this […]

Continue Reading By on September 19, 2014 in climate change, community, faith

Deep & Diverse Faith Moves Many to New York for People’s Climate March

Want more thoughtful content like this?  Subscribe to Flour Sack Mama’s newsletter to stay in touch!  Deep & Diverse Faith Moves Climate Marchers to New York The prospect of catastrophic climate change is a distinctly moral issue for thousands of people of faith who are headed to New York City for the People’s Climate March. […]

Continue Reading By on September 18, 2014 in clean air, clean water, climate change, faith, parenting

Green Goes Mainstream: Rodale Institute says Organic Agriculture Could Reverse Climate Change

World leaders, Fortune 500 executives and climate scientists are all discussing solutions to impending climate change chaos. They’re crunching numbers and exploring how new technology could help.  In our ongoing Green Goes Mainstream series, we hear from agriculture experts who’ve discovered that the solution to climate change could be right under our feet. Leading research […]

Continue Reading By on July 31, 2014 in agriculture, farm, farming, organic, pollinators, sustainable

Green Goes Mainstream: Tennesseans Tell EPA #ActOnClimate

The weekend before a busload of Tennesseans headed to a historic Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Atlanta, their rural East Tennessee neighbors endured a tornado with 140-mile-per-hour winds that damaged or destroyed around a dozen homes. Thankfully there were no reports of injuries, despite high winds, hail and dangerous lightning.  Our special Flour Sack Mama […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2014 in climate change, environment, health, South

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

Favorite Quote on Climate Change

It was an honor when award-winning journalist and climate advocate Bill McKibben sat down to talk with us.  It was the afternoon before one of his public talks on climate and the precarious link to fossil fuel consumption.  Here’ s what he told us about climate change. Read the entire story about McKibben’s visit and […]

Continue Reading By on June 16, 2014 in climate change