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Finding the real meaning of Earth Day

The Meaninglessness of Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, the one day of the year set aside to celebrate our planet. It’s a curious aspect of human psychology, assigning arbitrary rotations of the planet to construe meaning, focus awareness, and inspire action; as such, the tactic is marginally effective. Every New Year’s Eve we resolve to do better, each birthday passes with renewed hope of a…

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PepsiCo Foundation Expands Access to Safe Water for More Than 22 Million People Worldwide

World Water Day 2019 Key water facts from Water.org An example of corporate efforts to help solve social and environmental challenges. A Key Factor in PepsiCo’s Broader Aim to Contribute to Positive Water Impact Purchase, NY (March 22) – PepsiCo announced today that it has helped more than 22 million people in underserved communities around the world gain access to…

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Despite Andrew Wheeler's deceptive framing of the issue, it is important to understand the direct link between water and climate, on World Water Day and every other day.

Andrew Wheeler and the Water-Climate Nexus

Andrew Wheeler has served as acting EPA Administrator since July of 2018, when things just got too scummy, forcing former administrator Scott Pruitt out of office. Wheeler was confirmed last month, formally replacing Pruitt as EPA Administrator – to the delight of ardent pro-deregulation Republicans and ire of almost everyone else. Acting to the fears expressed by many climate scientists,…

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As head of EPA, Andrew Wheeler wants to reduce protections from toxic chemical pollution

Toxic Chemicals Coursing Through Your Veins

The Sierra Club raises concerns ahead of a vote in the Senate Environment and Public works committee to advance Andrew Wheeler as permanent head of the EPA.

Trump Golf course needs protection from sea level rise

Trump’s Climate Skepticism Ends Where His Golf Courses Begin

Trump claims he “doesn’t see” the impacts of climate change. At the same time he works to protect his golf courses from sea level rise.

We are more than consumers

How REI Staying Closed On Black Friday Fights Consumerism…And How You Can Too

Black Friday, that infamous day after Thanksgiving when stores give great deals, starts earlier and earlier every year. The day for some retailers actually starts on Thanksgiving. JCPenney opened up at 5 pm PST on Thursday, while Kohl’s, Best Buy, Macy’s and Target opened their doors at 8 p.m. Walmart opened an hour later at 9 p.m. Let’s make something…

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Water Efficiency for Business

Much too often the narrative for business about sustainability centers on immediate costs. Claims that it is too costly or complicated to adopt sensible strategies to increase efficiency, conserve resources, and reduce environmental impact is simply not true. This infographic, courtesy of Illinois-based Dober, shows five simple examples for improving water efficiency at low or now cost. Dober