My friend is dying. I just learned of this last week. She was diagnosed around Mother’s Day, and today she’s under hospice care. Cognitively, she’s already gone. She’s a mid-life mother, like me – way too young. I haven’t seen her in months, not outside of Facebook, anyway. I had recently noticed that she hadn’t posted […]
Our contributor Sue Nelko Carr reflected on relationships in her latest blog and it got us thinking. How can we create the relationship we want with our planet? We can start this very minute and there is a great video series that can help. Hot Mess is a PBS video series about how climate change […]
Our Mrs. Green, Gina Murphy-Darling, is attending the Global Climate Action Summit this week. You can learn more about the key summit challenges and how to get involved, by visiting the summit website. You can engage with delegates on Facebook and Twitter. Be a part of the global work by taking action this week: 1. […]
We are starting to see a rise in the number of environmental groups taking on the issue of immigration. With 82 percent of the population growth in the United States being attributed to immigration, understanding the climate impact of that immigration is vital. Scientific American sheds light on this topic in their article, How Immigration […]
The case for ending deforestation A walk in the woods can be a wonderful thing – getting out in nature, ambling down a shady path, listening to the sounds of birds and maybe the wind rustling through the leaves. It can be calming, restorative, and a chance to re-connect to the environment around you. Unfortunately […]
Did you know that, at the current rate of destruction, the world’s rainforests could completely disappear in 100 years? Why should we care and what can we do? In less than 3 minutes, National Geographic takes us on a visual journey of understanding and action.
What can I say? This podcast was an emotional one for me, as my journey to starting Mrs. Green’s World began deep inside the Amazon Rainforest. I would say, without hesitation that Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director of Amazon Watch , is a warrior through and through. Leila is also a mother; proud Chicana-Latina woman; and passionate defender […]
Those are the only things you need to consider when you read about the threat to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. From where I sit, you don’t even really have to know too much about the Refuge to make an informed decision. You just need to know that we don’t need oil (we have something […]
“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes When I first read this quote, it struck me hard. Wake up calls can feel like that, I suppose. They may be subtle or they may be more along the lines of a punch […]
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The importance of hearing from the people – those whose lives are directly impacted by climate change and political decisions at the state and federal levels – can never be understated. Faith Gemmill, Executive Director REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) was our first podcast guest during our May 2018 series: Climate Solutions: #LeadingWomen. […]