2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, landmark legislation that established a way for Americans to protect their most pristine wildlands for future generations. While the legislation currently protects some 110 million acres of wilderness from coast-to-coast from overuse and development, lots of our wildlands are still under siege from development and other pressures. The non-profit Wilderness Society has chosen seven such spots across the country in dire need of help
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A 3-D Sculpture of Salvaged Materials by Caleb Weintraub“They said it would happen this way. Storms would come. The ground would crack. Ice caps would melt and the oceans would freeze. The air would grow thick and unbreathable. We’d be forced into domes…” A larger-than-life 3-D sculpture by Caleb Weintraub featuring salvaged materials.
Querido DiálogoEcológico: El término “comunidades sostenibles” se usa bastante hoy. ¿Lo podrían definir para mí?
Querido DiálogoEcológico: Entiendo que la Agencia de Protección Ambiental tomó recientemente medidas para limitar la contaminación de centrales eléctricas. ¿Pueden dar mayor información?
Arm Warmers, Fleece Zip-Ups, iPad Sleeves and MoreARM CANDY Signs that you may need arm warmers: You live somewhere that is currently cold and: a) you are always texting, browsing or playing games on a handheld device; b) you walk a dog/dogs; c) you still prefer to wear sleeveless fashions. Recycled Knit Arm Warmers ($36) […]
Reducing Chemical Exposures Through DietHormone-altering or endocrine-disrupting chemicals are all around us—in our household dust, in our personal care products and in our food. They’re also, as scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered years ago, in most of our bodies. But a recent study from Silent Spring Institute in Massachusetts (silentspring.org) […]
Feet Fuzzies, Delectable Olive Oil, Aromatic Teas and Spices, Non-Scary Bug Spray and a Staple-less Back-to-School StaplerWARM FUZZIES You don’t have to break out the snowboard gear to appreciate the latest house shoes from California company Freewaters whose co-founders have backgrounds designing snowboard boots for Burton and O’Neill. Designed for down time, the shoes reportedly […]
Resources for Eco-Awareness and Action SHADES OF GREEN This summer, Juicy Couture launched their Choose Green eco-sunglasses collection. The Peony style ($135), available in black, tortoise or “organic green,” is cat-eye inspired and made with 55% bio-based renewable plant material. The frames, which feature Juicy Couture’s signature stamp logo, are made from “green plastic” derived […]