One Yiddish Thing: Teaching Dogs to “Zits” in Central Park

One Yiddish Thing: Teaching Dogs to “Zits” in Central Park

The non-profit Workmen’s Circle, a social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement, held a class last weekend in Central Park in NYC aimed at combining preserving Jewish culture and love of dogs.  According to dog trainer Miguel Rodrigues who led the class, “Yiddish, I find that the words are pretty […]

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Steyer Outlines Robust International Climate Plan

Steyer Outlines Robust International Climate Plan

As Climate Week drew to an end on Friday, Tom Steyer announced a detailed plan for restoring U.S. leadership on climate change globally if he were to be elected President, including a “Global Green New Deal Fund” of $200 billion over 10 years.  Steyer said he will “prioritize strong working relationships with allies and potential […]

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Climate Change Poses Huge Risks to Housing Markets, Taxpayers Are Covering the Costs

Climate Change Poses Huge Risks to Housing Markets, Taxpayers Are Covering the Costs

  In the last 20 years, the U.S. has seen an average of almost seven natural events per year that each produce damages in excess of $1 billion. In the aftermath, not only are homeowners waiting an average of 5 years for FEMA-backed buyout of damaged homes but there’s growing concern that banks are giving […]

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Trump Administration’s “Out of Control” War Against EPA

Trump Administration’s “Out of Control” War Against EPA

The Washington Post editorialized yesterday that EPA is “out of control” and abusing its power brazenly to wage a regulatory war against the state of California, and experts argued that EPA had little to back up its accusation. “No self respecting EPA scientist or regulatory staffer is going to claim there’s a direct connection between […]

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Coal Towns Turn to Nature for Economic Revival

Coal Towns Turn to Nature for Economic Revival

  We’ve all read the headlines about economic depression in America’s coal country where unemployment rates are high as are rates of opioid mortality. However, despite this reality, residents of former mining towns are working diligently to reinvigorate their local economies. Most commonly we’ve heard of the promise of bringing green jobs to coal country […]

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Conservation on a Local Level

Conservation on a Local Level

    by Raleigh Kitchen, Membership and Outreach Manager, St. Simons Land Trust   The issue of conservation is a topical one. You hear about it on the news, read it in the paper, and sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of lands, waters, and wildlife in need of it. Conservation feels like a big […]

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