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Papa Earth

Papa Earth

Pope Francis’ first encyclical, dubbed the eco-encyclical, confirms his “Rock Star” status. He even offers advice that jGj preaches regularly: “We should also consider taking public transit, car-pooling, planting trees, turning off the lights and recycling.” What can I say? I’m a fan.

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WATER & TREES

WATER & TREES

Here we are celebrating the 45th Earth Day! It’s hard to believe Earth Day’s birthday was 1970. jGj’s Earth Day Retrospective is all about Water & Trees. Take a closer look at how drought and deforestation are connected – and what YOU can do about it!

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jGj’s Ten Environmental WINS for 2014

jGj’s Ten Environmental WINS for 2014

On the positive side, jGj lists Ten WINS for the Environment in 2014.

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Trees to the Rescue!

Trees to the Rescue!

For those of us who take trees a little for granted, science writer, Jim Robbins penned a mightily comprehensive little book titled, The Man who Planted Trees; Lost Groves, Champion Trees and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet, which features champion of the “Champion” Trees, David Milarch. Robbins illuminates how trees may be our best shot at decelerating climate change, ultimately driving home the fact that we continue to eliminate our forests at our own peril.

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A View from OZ

A View from OZ

I’m thrilled to be reporting back from Australia! This vast, wild, big-hearted country seduced me utterly. My sustainable highlights range from a sleepover with the animals at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, a chat at a Kindy with some pretty enlightened 3-5 year olds, to a farm-to-table cafe experience with some crazy cool Ducks!

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A Conversation with David Bornstein

A Conversation with David Bornstein

Since my mantra here at jenny Green jeans is “Be the Change”, I was thrilled to chat with author and journalist David Bornstein. His book How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas is equal parts illumination and inspiration. Our chat confirms what I know to be true – every individual can make a difference. Be sure to check out the Podcast at the end of the post for an extended version of the interview.

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Greener Alternatives For Your Home and Your Life

Greener Alternatives For Your Home and Your Life

I’m excited and honored to be joining a great group of enlightened women at this year’s New York Women in Film & Television’s Go Green! Panel on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30P –8:30P.

Visit this link to see the full roster and the interesting topics we’ll be covering: http://nywift.org/article.aspx?id=5003

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Earth Day Retrospective

Earth Day Retrospective

For Earth Day 2014, I asked Sustainability experts Ron Gonen, Emily Fano, and Robbie Lock to look back over the past year and talk about their favorite global and local Green achievements.

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