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jGj’s Ten Environmental WINS for 2015

jGj’s Ten Environmental WINS for 2015

We’ve had some BIG Environmental wins in 2015. Let’s celebrate and continue to be inspired!

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The GMO Debate

The GMO Debate

The GMO debate continues. Why you should be concerned about genetically engineered crops and being informed about where your food comes from.

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Palm Oil Alert!

Palm Oil Alert!

Commonly listed as “vegetable oil”, palm oil needs to be on everyone’s radar. Loss of habitat and deforestation are the two most compelling reasons. Read about what you can do.

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Forward!

Forward!

A new position with NYSunworks Environmental Science Labs and a couple of fantastic Climate Events has got me energized for the future. Read on if you feel stuck and want to move Forward!

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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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