Category Archives: Environment

Climate Disruption is a Moral Issue—August 26, Harrisburg

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Interfaith Climate Advocacy Training When: August 26, 2015, 9:30am to 4:00pm Where: hosted by the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, at its 1280 Clover Lane location A day of preparation for people of all … Continue reading

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Unconventional Drilling Is Associated with Increased Hospital Utilization Rates

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/july/unconventional-drilling-associated-increased-hospital-utilization-rates Jul 23, 2015 02:25 pm | Jan Jarrett A new study by the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University finds that people living near active gas drilling go to the hospital more frequently than people who do … Continue reading

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Policy and Campaigns Manager—Virginia Conservation Network

Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) seeks a policy and campaigns manager to develop and implement coordinated advocacy campaigns relating to our healthy rivers initiative. In partnership with the network’s partner nonprofits, this position will: Synthesize campaigns and regulatory and legislative strategies from the … Continue reading

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Support Legislation to Help Nonprofits Go Green

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Did you know that energy efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to cut carbon emissions? It’s also a simple way to model stewardship of Creation for our communities. Yet many congregations and … Continue reading

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The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash

Posted at http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/15/road-future-might-be-made-plastic-trash A project in the Netherlands has big plans for the world’s single-use water bottles. (Photo: Courtesy VolkerWessels.com) July 15, 2015 Staff Writer Liz Dwyer has written about race, parenting, and social justice for several national publications. She … Continue reading

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Health Effects of Renewable Energy vs Methane—July 21, Harrisburg

A lively discussion with Dr Catherine Thomasson Tuesday July 21 7:00 PM Midtown Scholar Book Store, 1302 North Third St, Harrisburg Come with your questions and opinions. Dr. Catherine Thomasson is the executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)—a … Continue reading

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Urge PA Senators to Vote No on Amendment to Prevent National Parks from Going Bottled Water Free

From Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/): This is truly unbelievable. The House of Representatives just passed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would forbid the National Park Service from spending money to implement policies that would reduce waste and increase … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson Was Right: World Health Organization on Pesticides and Cancer

In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, which rang the alarm about the health and environmental impacts of rampant pesticide use – on our crops, lawns, and gardens. Two of those toxic chemicals – DDT and lindane – were the … Continue reading

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ShellNo Day of Action—July 18, Hanover

From the Alaska Wilderness League (http://www.alaskawild.org): People are joining together across the globe to say Shell No and urge protecting our Arctic Ocean. Bring the #sHellNo resistance to PA! Join our ARCTIC OCEAN DAY OF ACTION: STAND UP for a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Farms Crucial to Chesapeake Bay Health

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-09/water/pennsylvania-farms-crucial-to-chesapeake-bay-health/a47051-1 July 9, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal court victory has cleared the way for what conservationists say needs to happen on Pennsylvania farms to … Continue reading

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