April 22: Earth Day 2013

Earth Day 2013

It’s Earth Day; today is the anniversary of a green environmental movement that began in 1970. The movement has grown from 20 million participants to over 1 billion people who are committed to the planet we all call home. Prior to December 1970, there was no legal way to thwart environmental polluters until Congress authorised the creation of the U.S.… [Read more]

Confessions of an Environmentalist: Why I Hate Earth Day

Greenwashing 101

In a lot of ways, I feel the same way about Earth Day that I feel about Black History Month and Women’s History Month. These holidays are important for raising awareness about specific issues and creating a space to talk about them, until they become entrenched traditions and periods of time in which corporate PR takes over and we do little but pay lip service to an idea. … [Read more]

Week in Review, April 22, 2012

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Happy Earth Day, everyone! If you’re able to smell clean air and enjoy drinkable water, you may want to take a good look at some of the proposals coming from the right to ensure that those little amenities are a thing of the past. What’s a little toxicity-free soil and oil-free water when compared to the bigger priority of increasing profits for big business?… [Read more]