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Power to the People: Seattle Stands Up for Fair Elections

During the last U.S. presidential election, I was glued to the TV. I worriedly watched each state’s tally come in. It was the first presidential election since Citizens United and the most expensive in history with both candidates combined spending nearly $2 billion. At a time when the internet gives...

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Cultivating Climate Justice: A Tale of Two Cities

This is a tale of two U.S. cities building solutions to the climate crisis from the bottom up. We start in the Northeast of the country, with Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics (CERO), a newly formed worker-owned cooperative in Boston, Massachusetts. While providing family-supporting jobs for the community, CERO works...

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NYT Said THIS About a Story of Stuffer!

The New York Times has come out with its own take on the microbeads issue. In a piece dated May 22, 2015, NYT writer Rachel Abrams starts off this way: Stiv Wilson is not much of an exfoliator. Mr. Wilson, a 42-year-old environmental advocate, lives on a sailboat, wears flip-flops...

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Victory! Strong Microbeads Bills Clears California Assembly!

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the California Assembly passed the world’s strongest microbeads legislation in a 58-11 vote. Microbeads, which can be found in everything from facial scrubs and soap to toothpaste and makeup ,show up on ingredient labels under their material names: polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate or polymethyl methacrylate....

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Can the Tiny House Movement Help Cure our “Stuffocation?”

by Matthew Lewis, Yerdle I’ll admit it: I’m obsessed with tiny houses. I’m delighted by the concept of a whole house – kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom – that’s less than a few hundred square feet. The incredible attention to detail, the challenge of designing an efficient and livable space,...

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Our Governments Won’t Lead on Climate Change. So We Will.

People in the Philippines and Australia Come Together for Climate Justice “To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change…. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian Ocean and see the impacts...

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NYC to Bill de Blasio: Pass. This. Bill.

by Shana DeClercq Made from fossil fuels. Shipped around the world in carbon-emitting boats, trains, and trucks. Used once, sometimes for as few as five minutes. It then often becomes litter – trapped in trees, poisoning wildlife, polluting waterways. It’s the single use plastic bag. And New Yorkers are so...

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