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[1THING] Blog: Archive for March, 2018

[ From past 31 days, the 17 most misguided comments & actions by In(f)erior Sec. Ryan Zinke ]

Michael Reinemer

Zinke blames veterans, people with disabilities, old people for increase in park fees.


[ Clean energy boom played key role in recent US carbon emissions drop, study shows ]

Wind, solar and other clean energy development held their own against natural gas, accounting for nearly one-third of emissions reductions 2007 – 2013.


[ In case you missed it: Lead levels once deemed “safe” may cause cardiovascular death in adults ]

It’s a wakeup call for policymakers: America’s continuing lead problem must be addressed.


[ It’s Take a Walk in the Park Day ]

Friday (3/30) is officially  National #TakeAWalkintheParkDay. I like to think of it as the official kickoff of taking a Walk Any Day in one of the many beautiful parks in the ATX area! Click here to find one close to you. Or venture out in the ATX area to experience parks in areas in ATX that are new to you. Walk rather than drive, which helps w/ the carbon foot prints in ATX and on Mama Earth! Great for your health and #1THING too! 


[ How environmental innovation will transform business as usual ]

Google, Walmart and other leading companies are investing in innovations that empower people to take action.


[ New report outlines 5 key principles for responsible oil and gas management on America’s public lands ]

Alex Thompson

Today, the Hispanic Access Foundation, Protect Our Winters, The Wilderness Society, and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union released a new report


[ We stood up for America’s wildest forests–but another big fight is on the horizon ]

Congress has passed a bill to fund the federal government without proposals that could have introduced logging and road-building to millions of acres of America’s wildest forests.


[ EarthDay 2018- A World w/ out Plastic Pollution ]

Earth Day 2018 happens on Sunday, April 22nd. The Earth Day Network is centering on Plastic Pollution and the need to stop using plastic to save Mama Earth from being destroyed and engulfed in nothing but plastic.

According to the Earth Day Network, Plastic Pollution is poisoning and injuring marine life and disrupting human hormones. It’s littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. In response, Earth Day 2018 will focus on fundamentally changing human attitude and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution. Click here for more! 

Join the MovementSign up to Join the Earth Network Movement! Be part of the world’s largest environmental movement.

Donate – Earth Day Network’s Mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

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If we all do 1THING to help stop Plastic Pollution, our home ‘Mama Earth’ will be so much better because of it.  Make it a point to STOP USING plastic straws , baggies, shopping bags… Go for reusable containers / bags. Doing 1THING will make a Big Difference! Let’s make Everyday, Earth Day! ‘Mama Earth’ is our Home! Let’s Protect her! Click here for more! 


[ How a groundswell of citizen activism helped save the EPA ]

Congress listened and this will mean less pollution, healthier kids and, just maybe, a reality check for Washington politics.


[ People deserve a say on what happens to Bears Ears–not just mining and energy interests ]

The Trump administration has quietly scheduled public meetings on how the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments will be managed in the future, minimizing input from the public while propping up fossil fuel and other special interests.