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Article archive for October, 2014

  • October 29th, 2014

    Oil Spills and Our Health

    Tweet A few weeks ago we focused on oil spills and planetary health, describing how environmental crusader John Francis is launching an educational campaign to teach children the deep connection between personal behavior and the well being of the planet. Equally critical, especially now, is the intimate connection between oil spills and our own health. [...]

  • October 22nd, 2014

    Trick or Treat? Keep it Sweet

    Tweet Halloween is on the horizon, and children everywhere are looking forward to days of making classroom decorations and a night of going door to door dressed as ghouls and action figures, demanding candy or consequences. (Well, perhaps that’s a trifle dramatic, though only in the spirit, or spirits, of the occasion…). However, there’s nothing [...]

  • October 15th, 2014

    Planetlines: Environmental Education from the Groundtruth Up!

    Tweet Possibly no one has been more committed to bringing the danger of oil spills to public awareness than Planetwalker John Francis, PhD. When two oil tankers collided in the San Francisco Bay in 1971, right where Francis lived, the experience rocked him to the core. He vowed to eschew all motorized transport from that [...]

  • October 8th, 2014

    Drought! How to Save Water Wisely

    Tweet California is experiencing a prolonged and potentially devastating drought, even as other areas (such as typically arid Arizona) receive far more rainfall than ever before. Yes, climate change is a reality. But there’s still a lot businesses and residences can do to conserve the water we have. This list suggests nearly 200 ways to [...]