“There are so many issues facing our world-from environmental to personal health-and it is important that each of us pledge to do all in our power to live responsibly and considerably. We have a responsibility to future generations to take care of this planet.”
GiveGreen is the League of Conservation Voters’ bundling website exclusively for environmental champions and candidates. Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we are putting into office candidates that share our values and make environmental concerns a national discourse. (more…)
This week I attended a press conference where Mayor Kasim Reed announced a major expansion to the city’s curbside recycling program. Beginning in mid-October, the City of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 65,000 households, at the rate of one thousand per day. The citywide distribution of the large capacity recycling carts is part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s sustainability plan, which has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020, among other measures. (more…)
My friend Dianna Cohen, cofounder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, has started a petition calling on the California State Legislature to ban single use plastic bags. This is in response to a bill (AB 290 Brownley) that will ban these bags from grocery stores.
The amount of plastic in our oceans now is shocking. I’m not sure if we will ever be able to clean it up entirely, but we can stem the tide. One use plastic bags are devastating our oceans, and we need to ask ourselves is it worth it? Help California pass this law, and set a precedent for the rest of the country. (more…)
In response to the outcry over the EPA declining to ban clothiandin, one of the compounds most responsible for the bee deaths that have plagued U.S. farmers and gardeners for the last six years, the EPA has opened up a public comment period for 60 days. That means you have until OCT. 4 to LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
In addition to the LCV’s Dirty Dozen List that targets representatives with the worst environmental voting records, this campaign takes it a step further by turning up the heat on those that deny the connection between human activity and global warming. (more…)
I’ve just returned from Rio+20, and what an experience it was! Rio+20, was arguably, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be among so many passionate, progressive and inspiring thinkers! There is so much I have come away with, friends made and dreams to accomplish. I wanted to share part of a recap with you, prepared by the UN Foundation, which gives a short summary of some of the challenges and accomplishments from the event. (more…)
I left yesterday to attend the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development. The theme of the event is “The Future We Want,” and the aim of the conference is to produce a focused political document detailing how this future will be achieved. Attendees will work to develop strategies that solve today’s issues without compromising the needs and abilities of future generations. The conference will address how a green economy will aid in sustainability and enhance developments towards the eradication of poverty. I am so excited to be here among thousands of participants including governments, NGOs and other stakeholders from all over the world, each working to provide a healthy and sustainable world for our children. (more…)
Captain Planet and I are packing up for the Mobilize the Earth™ rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Earth Day! I am so excited to be asked to speak at the National Mall on Earth Day 2012.
The rally on the National Mall, America’s premier national park, is the centerpiece of the global Earth Day and part of a vast network of Earth Day events around the world. More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day Network, who organizes the global Earth Day, has set the theme for Earth Day 2012 as Mobilize the Earth. (more…)
The League of Conservation Voters has started their GiveGreen campaign to help you directly support politicians with pro-environment policies.
The 2012 election season will be the most expensive in history, and pro-environment candidates will need to raise more money than ever to run hard-hitting, successful campaigns. There’s no doubt that corporate special interests will target pro-environmental champions — and their attacks will be relentless. (more…)
My dad recently wrote an op-ed for CNN on the Keystone pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline takes on a special significance to our family because of the proposed pipeline’s proximity to our land. This is an absolute must read that breaks down the environmental issues behind stopping the Keystone XL pipeline.