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Heroes of the Week: Bill Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman

Heroes of the Week: Bill Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman

This week we want to recognize former EPA Administrators Christine Todd Whitman and Bill Reilly for speaking out about the Trump Administration’s dereliction of duty when it comes to protecting the public from environmental harms.  They are members of a group called Republicans and Independents for Biden and are vocally supporting the former Vice President because […]

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Extinction Rebellion Protests Target Murdochs and the Media

Extinction Rebellion Protests Target Murdochs and the Media

Last week in the UK, the Extinction Rebellion (XR) continued their protests, this time targeted newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch.  The police arrested “more than 70 environmental activists who blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers,” as the Associated Press reported

Why This Matters: While many figures in the UK, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, quickly condemned the XR act as an attack on the free press, freedom of speech extends to protests too.

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Hero of the Week: Armond Cohen

Hero of the Week: Armond Cohen

Our hero this week is the winner of this year’s Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism:  Armond Cohen, the founder and executive director of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). As Dickinson College wrote in the award announcement: “Cohen conceived CATF’s first national campaign, which identified and […]

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Interview of the Week: Danielle Leoni, Sustainable Chef and Restaurant Owner click button

Interview of the Week: Danielle Leoni, Sustainable Chef and Restaurant Owner

Danielle Leoni is the Co-Owner and Chef of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar in Phoenix and a leader in the sustainability movement in the food world.  She is also a nominee for the 2020 Best Chef, Southwest from the James Beard Foundation.

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The Staggering Interconnectivity of Mass Incarceration and Climate Change

The Staggering Interconnectivity of Mass Incarceration and Climate Change

Five years ago a report from Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law warned that rising temperatures from global warming would strain the already overburdened U.S. correctional system and imperil the health of inmates and penal employees alike. In California these past several weeks, this warning became reality as two prisons in Vacaville, CA […]

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Interview of the Week: David Abel

Interview of the Week: David Abel

David Abel is a filmmaker and an award-winning reporter who covers fisheries and environmental issues for The Boston Globe. His most recent film “Entangled,” chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how NOAA has struggled to balance the vying interests. The film, which […]

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