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Feel the Heat—2016 Was the Warmest Year Yet

By Fredrica Syren: Did you feel that last year was miserably hot?  Odds are you did not imagine it because according the UN, 2016 was a record hot year, a new high for the third year in a row. 2016 temperatures were, according to The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1.2 C above pre-industrial levels. The argument I have heard from skeptics of global warming is that …

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Eating for Climate Change on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren Our family used to spend a lot of money on food without even thinking about what it did to climate change because we figured it was something we enjoyed and that it nourished our bodies.  In the last year we needed to put ourselves on more of …

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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 By Larraine Roulston: The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems.  Conspicuous consumption, waste and the accumulation of material possessions place unnecessary pressures on natural resources and the environment. If we all consumed less, our footprint would be greatly reduced. Together, we can all be a powerful …

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Global Warming … Or What?

By Fredrica Syren: The day after the election, I posted on Green-mom.com Facebook that I was worried about the prospect of the next President being someone who does not believe in global warming and who wants to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as get out of the …

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Going Meatless One Meal a Week to Help Save the Planet

By Fredrica Syren: I know that whenever I talk about eating less meat people start to roll their eyes at me because, well, I’m a vegan, so “of course I want everyone to join me in the vegan life.” Actually, the truth is that I tend not to preach a …

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Impact of Global Warming on Human Health 

By Larraine Roulston:  For decades scientists have been aware that human health will be affected by climate change. During the 1980s, both Time Magazine and National Geographic featured special issues related to our ailing planet. Sadly, it has taken until now for politicians to wake up to this reality and share widely …

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How To Eat Climate Smart on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren: Our family used to spend a lot of money on food without even thinking about what it did to climate change because we figured it was something we enjoyed and that it nourished our bodies. In the last year, with a large family and a business, we needed …

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Double Food Pyramid — A Vision of Health for People and the Earth

By Dawna Matthews: Food, diet, nutrition, calories, what to eat, how much, in what combination — these are all recommendations we consider on some level each day. Different government organizations have been informing people on diet with recommendations regarding topics such as nutritional guidelines and serving sizes for quite some …

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