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Your Choice Has Power

Supply and demand. The heart of our capitalist system. On one hand it’s great: our purchasing power can help to change the marketplace for the better. On the other hand: government regulations can interrupt our leverage as consumers. The image … Continue reading

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Fossil-Fueled Obesity

At first glance, it might seem a little far-fetched. But, there is a connection between highly productive oil-based fertilizers, an increase in corn production, high-fructose corn syrup, the addictiveness of sweeteners, greed, and obesity. Details below…. For the past year … Continue reading

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Buying Bottled Water Benefits the OIL Industry

Yup, that’s right, the oil industry. The production of plastic bottles uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel more than one million U.S. cars for a year! Plus, it benefits the largest bottled water companies: … Continue reading

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An Airline with a Green Heart

I found myself on a flight recently (yes, I know!) to the East Coast. As I paged through Alaska Airlines’ in-flight magazine, an article by Keith Loveless entitled Waste Not caught my eye (page 9). In a highlighted sidebar there … Continue reading

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Climate Disruption Labyrinth

Cascadia Climate Collaborative held a two-day climate conference at Whidbey Institute last weekend. It felt like a journey. I had a sense it wasn’t going to be a typical conference when it was kicked of by a Native American, Paul, … Continue reading

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Divestment and You

If you don’t manage a stock portfolio you might be thinking: “divestment has nothing to do with me.”  However, if you’re employed and over 40, even if you don’t own stocks, you probably have a 401K or retirement fund or … Continue reading

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Water Instead of Soda

Drink water instead of soda. It’s good for you and the environment. But, what if I said, drink bottled water instead of soda? Two nights ago I saw a TV ad which made me cringe. The message was that if … Continue reading

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