Meet Green America Leaders: Rachel & Adam

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Why Rachel Strasz and Adam Schofield have been Green America Leadership Supporters since 2000.  Rachel Strasz and Adam Schofield have composted their household organic waste for more years than they can count. When they moved to Vashon Island, WA, from Scotland in 2015, they were surprised that even though the island belonged to the same county as Seattle, the city […]

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VICTORY: Army Corps Denies Permit for DAPL Construction at Standing Rock. What Happens Now?

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The Standing Rock water protectors and allies, including Green America, are celebrating a major victory: The Army Corps of Engineers has denied approval for the final permit that would have allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross under North Dakota’s Lake Oahe, into the traditional territory of the Standing Rock Sioux. Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil […]

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Finding Recycled Eyeglasses

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Inspired by our Summer 2016 issue of the Green American on recycling, editorial fellow Ilana Berger investigated why and how to buy recycled eyeglass frames. Here’s what she discovered…. A few weeks ago, I went to LensCrafters with my mom to help her pick out a new pair of glasses. Having been blessed with 20/20 vision, I had never been glasses […]

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Read, Reuse, Recycle

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This summer, it’s all about recycling. At least for us it is—our new issue of the Green American is out, and in it we’re investigating a major pillar of environmentalism: recycling. While countries around the world are recycling 50-80 percent of their waste, the US sits at 34 percent. This summer, we asked how we could step it up, to push ourselves […]

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BPA Substitute May Be Toxic to the Human Brain

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Bisphenol-A (BPA) gained notoriety in the 1990s as scientists studies began to draw lines between its use in many types of consumer plastics and hormone disruption, which can lead to problems with brain and nervous system development, obesity, and cancer. Today, manufacturers often turn to bisphenol-S (BPS) as a substitute that’s intended to be less toxic. However, researchers at the […]

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Honoring Dr. Theo Colborn

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Today, Green America honors the life of Dr. Theo Colborn, who passed away on December 14th.  Many of us working for environmental sustainability and social justice aim to change the world, but Dr. Colborn did just that through her groundbreaking efforts to recognize and pinpoint the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Her seminal book, Our Stolen Future (co-authored with Dianne Dumanowski and John […]

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Green Holiday Gifts for Kids

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Celebrating greener holidays can mean reducing the number of gifts you give, choosing instead to focus on relationships and the spiritual meaning attached to the holiday season. Still, many find great joy in sharing gifts with the children in their lives. Fortunately, there are many wonderful gift ideas guaranteed to bring a smile to a child’s face while supporting the […]

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