Mushrooms Replace Fossil Fuels

Mushrooms Replace Fossil Fuels

Inspired by mushroom lovers and TED speakers Paul Stamets (a mycologist) and Eben Bayer (a product designer) I thought it might be a good idea to investigate the ways mushrooms might save the world. First up – Mushrooms as Fuel. ...

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Toxic in America

Toxic in America

American children are “guinea pigs in an uncontrolled experiment,” according to Senator Frank Lautenberg D-New Jersey who spoke to the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health on October 26th. Among the many shocking facts shared at the hearing was ...

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Prop 23 Threatens GlobalWarming Legislation in CA

Prop 23 Threatens GlobalWarming Legislation in CA

California’s Global Warming Solutions Act 2006 (aka AB 32), which brought $10 billion in clean energy investment to the state, could be repealed by Proposition 23 in the upcoming November 2 elections. AB 32 requires that by 2020 the state’s greenhouse ...

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Volunteer Journal #61 – The Somaly Mam Foundation

Volunteer Journal #61 – The Somaly Mam Foundation

The following conversation actually occurred.  It happened because I told a friend that approximately 27 million people live in slavery today – more than during the entire history of the transatlantic slave trade. Friend: So you’re saying the African slave ...

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Volunteer Journal #60 – Writing Coach

Volunteer Journal #60 – Writing Coach

I love that number 60 was in my wheelhouse. Teaching a writing workshop. That’s it. Pretty simple. Class – 6 High school kids. Who should be worried about going to college and picking up classmates. Unfortunately these kids, as KIDSAVE ...

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Food Insecurity and Climate Change

Food Insecurity and Climate Change

Extreme weather conditions fueled by climate change will increase food insecurity across the globe. Scientists and humanitarian groups point to events like this summer’s record breaking heat in Russia and floods in Pakistan and Canada as examples of how food ...

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Volunteer Journal #59 – Share Our Strength

Volunteer Journal #59 – Share Our Strength

I got the call from Share Our Strength on Friday requesting volunteer help on Sunday for the LA Times Celebration of Food and Wine benefit at Paramount. Regardless of the late notice, I got butterflies. Maybe even a bit lightheaded. ...

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