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  • Save Your Energy for the Oceans

    About six months ago, I wrote a blog entry about how carbon emissions to the air aren’t just causing global warming — enough of them wash out into the oceans as carbonic acid that they’re destroying our beloved coral reefs, too. I am still on the case to find out how we can stop this double devastation from happening. Guess where my detective work has led me now—to those big ugly black…

  • Our Things Define Us

    As I was reviewing some of my favorite websites and blogs today, I came across a description of "stuff" on www.WorldChanging.com that I wanted to share with you. Being an environmentalist and a consumer is sometimes hard to reconcile but I found this to be a very eloquent account of the importance of being informed and thoughtful about what we buy. "Our things define us. What we buy, what we use, what we keep and throw away, what we waste, and what we save: the stuff…

  • Climate Change

    Climate change is a hot topic nowadays and we often hear that rich countries are the culprits behind the bulk of the warming that is starting to change our planet. Sometimes It takes an image to really drive the message home. This one at Turbulet Issues threw me for a loop - check out a couple maps that underscore the responsibility wealthy countries have in this climate crisis.

  • Why buy renewable energy?

    If “renewable energy” makes you think of installing a wind turbine in your backyard, think again! There are ways of purchasing renewable energy without necessarily installing it directly on-site. And for those of you who think wind turbines are a blight on our landscape, I have to ask—would you rather have a power plant in your backyard? But I digress… Did you know you may be able to buy…

  • Lights out in Sydney

    A few months ago, I was in Paris for a conference and there was a quite a commotion made over a proposal to turn off the lights of the city for 5 minutes as a symbolic gesture recognizing climate change as a major issue in our society today. Some applauded the idea and eagerly awaited the opportunity to participate while others criticized the proposal as a harebrained scheme dreamt up by the environmental wackos who might cause the energy supply systems of the entire…