Category: Green/Sustainable Living

The Glaciers of Greenland are

The glaciers of Greenland are retreating at a frightening pace. One of the sad illusions to which many of us cling tightly is that humanity will eventually “get it” and we’ll get off our collective ass and finally act. That may or may not… Continue Reading “The Glaciers of Greenland are”

Overuse of plastics: the French are getting serious

It’s undeniable that the use of plastics for practically everything is terribly convenient. It’s also undeniable that this convenience has a huge downside; the Planet is becoming a trash heap and it’s having a devastating impact on wildlife everywhere. It’s imperative that we get serious about… Continue Reading “Overuse of plastics: the French are getting serious”

National Public Lands Day

Today is National Public Lands Day and it provides a good occasion to learn more about our National Park system and public lands in general. And to learn what volunteer opportunities there are to preserve and improve America’s public lands. If you’d like to… Continue Reading “National Public Lands Day”

Species are disappearing while humans…

It’s alarming to think about, but it’s nevertheless true that hundreds of thousands of species are disappearing while humans carry on with their ever-expanding enterprise to exploit absolutely everything on God’s green Earth. In early March of this year–just over two months ago at… Continue Reading “Species are disappearing while humans…”

Do our food choices matter?

Yes, they do. The food choices we make are very important, and in ways you may not have thought about. The ways we choose to eat have big effects on our economy, the environment, our healthcare system and certainly on animals. The effects that… Continue Reading “Do our food choices matter?”

A Step Toward Sustainability

There’s so much to like about springtime. And April just might be my favorite month. Well, this April is really special, especially for those of us who are environmentally-conscious and are rooting for our planet while she is being brutalized by modern industry and… Continue Reading “A Step Toward Sustainability”

Celebrating Earth Day 2019

As many of you probably know, Earth Day falls on April 22nd each year. But it’s being celebrated in many communities today simply because it’s a Saturday and it’s much easier to get folks out on a weekend. I’m in Central Florida and the… Continue Reading “Celebrating Earth Day 2019”

Ban on Arctic Drilling Restored

It created quite an outcry when the trump Administration overturned an Obama-era ban on most drilling in the Arctic. The Executive Order lifting the ban was signed back in April of 2017. The League of Conservation Voters believed that that executive order could not… Continue Reading “Ban on Arctic Drilling Restored”

First Cali, now New York

Some of you may know that California was the first of the 50 States to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. That happened back in August of 2014. New York is about to become the second to do it. Of course, some members of the… Continue Reading “First Cali, now New York”

What Does the EPA Do?

If you’re familiar with this blog at all, you know that environmental issues are a very big deal to me. If you care about our planet, no doubt you’ve made sure that the way you go about living your life reflects that attitude of… Continue Reading “What Does the EPA Do?”