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[1THING] Blog: Archive for November, 2017

[ Maps leaked by Trump Administration show plans to gut national monuments in Utah ]

Jennifer Dickson

Both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments would be ripped apart based on the leaked maps (see below).



[ Maps: Boundary modifications for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments ]

Nov 30, 2017

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[ Senate rule violation shows Arctic Refuge drilling has no place in tax bill ]

Tim Woody


[ Get To Know Pure Earth! ]

PureEarth_930x2181THING featured organization for the month of December is Pure Earth. Thanks to our sister cluster Entercom Seattle. Pure Earth helps bring attention to the growing problem of ‘Pollution’, and raises awareness and ways to help stop the waste. Here’s the breakdown of what we’re all up against, when it comes to ‘Pollution’ and how it’s harmful to our lives… literally….

What’s the Problem?

Toxic pollutants at contaminated sites affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurological and immune system damage and an early death. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria combined. Plus, solving pollution problems usually promotes, rather than inhibits, economic growth. Yet, pollution is one of the most under-reported and underfunded problems in the world.

Why Support Pure Earth?

Pure Earth is an international non-profit organization dedicated to solving pollution problems in low- and middle-income countries, where human health is most affected by pollution. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Since its inception in 1999, Pure Earth has completed more than 80 clean-up projects in 20 countries. This has reduced exposure to toxins for local populations, especially children.

Pure Earth’s Current and Completed Projects

How can you help?

  1. Share Pure Earth’s posts on social media. Use Twitter @PureEarthNowFacebook, and LinkedIn to raise the profile of toxic pollution, which disproportionately kills those in low and middle-income countries.
  2. Make a donation. Better yet, organize a group of coworkers to make donations. Ask your employer to match it.
  3. Join the Pure Earth Corps of volunteers. Work solo, with a group of colleagues or friends, adopt a project, and raise funds.
  4. Host a “Toxic Cocktail Party” educational event. Pure Earth does the work; you create the guest list. Artisanal “toxic” cocktails are created just for you!
  5. Stay informed. Read The Pollution Blog and sign up for Pure Earth’s Newsletter.



[ Green in ATX … ZEROREZ ]

Zerorez 930x218It’s always great for Mama Earth if you can do #1THING. If you’re looking at your carpets, thinking they need a good cleaning for the holidays / New Year!  Well, there is such a #1THING as Eco-Friendly carpet cleaning …  ZEROREZ. 

Patented Green Technology:

  • Green Products – Zero soaps or detergents, safe for you, your pets and family.
  • Electrolyzed Oxidative Water – Our patented system “Empowered Water” FDA Approved – EPA Registered – Leaves Zero dirt attracting residues behind. Carpets stay cleaner longer.

Green Cleaning:

Zerorez carpet cleaning is effective cleaning with safe, non-toxic solutions. As a leader in green cleaning technology, their pre-spray is OMRI listed. OMRI stands for “Organic Materials Review Institute” and is the highest standard when it comes to anything organic. Not only is this pre-spray safe, it also contains no soaps, detergents, or surfactants in order to provide the highest standard: no residue carpet cleaning. The cleaning process is also Platinum rated by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval program (CRI Platinum SOA).

Click here for lots more! It’s #1Thing that also makes ZEROREZ Green in ATX!


[ Trump to gut popular protections for place he’s never visited that he hears is beautiful ]

Media are reporting that President Trump will arrive Dec. 4 to make the long-expected proclamation, declining either to visit the monuments or consider the sizeable majority of Utah residents who opposed his administration’s punitive review of these and other public lands in the first place.


[ Climate action today: Where we’re going and how we reach results – despite current roadblocks ]

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office, we’re taking stock of what’s changed and ramping up our efforts.

[ Climate action today: Where we’re going and how we reach results – despite current roadblocks ]

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office, we’re taking stock of what’s changed and ramping up our efforts.

[ The stealth attack on national forests that nobody is talking about ]

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s has introduced riders to the 2018 Senate Interior Appropriations bill would exempt Alaska’s two national forests, the Tongass National Forest and Chugach National Forest, from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.


[ Ways to Cut Down on too many Thanksgiving Leftovers! ]

ThanksgivingMealphoto cut down scraps 930x218We waste around 133 BILLION POUNDS OF FOOD in just the United States. It’s 31% of our total food supply that end up in landfills, release methane and contribute to climate issues. Trying to avoid food waste w/ too many leftovers after the Thanksgiving meal. Try one of these helpful ideas. It’s #1Thing that helps the environment in which we live, and it helps save money by not over buying.

  1. Food Calculator :  the food calculator from the National Resources Defense Council, helps you determine how much food you will need.R
  2. Refrigerator Thermometer: 75% of us have our refrigerators runing too high. This makes at least 4.2 million tons of food waster. Getting a separate one to put in the frig is extremely helpful 
  3. OLIO: This is an app that https://olioex.com/about connects neighbors & local businesses so extra food can be shared instead of thrown away.
  4. Copia: Another app for small volumes of leftovers. The app schedules pickups of your extra food by certified food handlers who deliver it to local nonprofits in need.
  5.  Fruit & Veggie DisK:  These help extend the life of fruits & veggies.

More here!  Have a Happy & More Green Thanksgiving / Holiday Season!