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You can take the girl out of the protest, but you can’t take the protest out of the girl

I grew up on the Pawcatuck River. It’s a short little thing as rivers go, dividing Rhode Island from Connecticut and flowing into the Atlantic. As children in the 60s, all of us kids were strictly forbidden from swimming in the river because our moms said it was polluted. 162 more words

Politics

Portland Addresses Environmental Justice In City’s Climate Action Plan Update

Environmental justice is not just a lofty goal of the environmentally conscious.  Take for example the different responses to environmental contamination in two different areas in Los Angeles. 592 more words

Planning

Wasteful EPA programs get the axe

While many of us are wringing our hands regarding the less than stellar handling of the Obamacare repeal, Trump has kept his promise of working on dismantling the bizarre actions of the EPA that had little to do with anything other than a slush fund for the undeserved. 267 more words

Green

G.R. No. 101083 Oposa, et. al. v. Factoran, et. al. July 30, 1993

Facts:

The controversy, in this petition, has its genesis in Civil Case No. 90-77 which was filed before Branch 66 (Makati, Metro Manila) of the Regional Trial Court (RTC), National Capital Judicial Region. 2,977 more words

Civil Law

Polar Similar: Intersections of Anthropology and Conservation

Anthropologists and conservationists have a long history of conflict, largely stemming from the creation of protected areas that are frequently placed on the land belonging to Indigenous communities for which anthropologists advocate. 145 more words

Today is World Water Day

World Water Day, March 22nd, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. It was created with the idea of taking action to alleviate the water crisis impacting over 1.8 billion people around the globe who don’t have access to clean drinking water. 94 more words

What is Autism?

This post has sat with my for a long time. I live at the crux of two paradoxes. First, I unschool and believe all children are passionate learners and should learn however they want, and I trust that they will learn what they need to learn in life; however, I also feel that “labeling” autism is a helpful guide in understanding my child’s learning process and needs. 1,328 more words