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We are committed to making a difference in our COMMUNITY. Our unique local food share initiative, Community Roots, and Roots Community Supported Agriculture program encourages sustainable food practices, reduction of our carbon footprint and secures healthy meals for local low-income families. We also hold free bi-monthly educational forums where experts
can inform the public on local, regional and national environmental issues.

What Happens When We Kill All the Bees?

From the Center for Biological Diversity: Did you know that bees pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites of food that we eat? We clearly owe a lot to our pollinator friends, and now they urgently need our help. Trump's Environmental Protection Agency just approved an enormous expansion of the use of the bee-killing pesticide [...]

By |2019-08-26T08:47:22-07:00August 26th, 2019|Community, Wildlife|0 Comments

Of The World’s New Oil and Gas Production 61% Will Come From the US

The sheer scale of this new production dwarfs that of every other country in the world and would spell disaster for the world’s ambitions to curb climate change – the effects of which we’re already witnessing through massive heatwaves, flooding, and extreme weather. Read more here: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/oil-gas-and-mining/us-set-to-drown-world-oil/

By |2019-08-23T11:04:19-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Climate, Community|0 Comments

Humanity’s Ecological Footprint contracted between 2014-2016

The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts tracks the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity of all countries, using U.N. data, from 1961 to 2016. This is two years further than last year’s edition since U.N. data is becoming available more rapidly. One finding is that humanity’s carbon Footprint dropped 1.4 percent between 2014 [...]

By |2019-07-29T15:54:44-07:00July 29th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Need to Plant 1.2 Trillion Trees

An ambitious ecologist thinks he may have discovered the secret to neutralizing CO2 emissions on planet Earth. According to his findings, we need to start planting more trees — 1.2 trillion, to be exact. Considering how serious of a problem climate change is right now, it would be pretty awesome if something as straightforward as planting trees could [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 25th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Things You Might Not Know About Recycling

Last Earth Day, I published a column in the Washington Post on common recycling myths. I received so many comments and emails in response, often asking additional questions, that I wanted to follow up with a new list here at National Geographic. The recycling industry is changing rapidly, as are advancements in materials science and product design. [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 25th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Drought and Water Pollution Means Taps Run Dry for Half of Zimbabwe’s Capital City

More than 2 million people in and around Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are currently without access to municipal drinking water, the result of a years-long drought and high water pollution levels, Climate Change News reported. With their taps running dry, residents are instead relying on merchants, open wells, streams, and boreholes for water. Read more [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 17th, 2019|Community, Water|0 Comments

New Analysis for Drought Management in the Willamette River Basin

In Oregon’s fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state’s population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance and upstream from the locations where droughts are likely to cause shortages, according to a new study. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.enn.com/articles/58795-new-analysis-reveals-challenges-for-drought-management-in-oregon-s-willamette-river-basin

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 17th, 2019|Community, Water|0 Comments

Government Should Invite, Not Repress Climate Change Activism

Last weekend, France recorded an all-time heat record of 45.9 degrees Celsius. With rising temperatures globally, heatwaves are becoming more intense and frequent and their impacts can be devastating. But when a group called Extinction Rebellion organized a protest on a Paris bridge on June 28 demanding France act more swiftly to reduce carbon emissions, they faced a [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 17th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

People with Disabilities Should Be Included in Climate Action

The United Nations Human Rights Council made history on Friday when it adopted a resolution on climate change and the rights of people with disabilities. The resolution calls on governments to adopt a disability-inclusive approach when taking action to address climate change. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/15/un-climate-resolution-emphasizes-protection-disability-rights

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 17th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Democratic National Committee’s Decision Not to Have a Debate on the Climate Crisis

In our extended interview with independent climate journalist Dahr Jamail, he talks about the Democratic National Committee’s decision not to have a debate on the climate crisis, and to bar anyone who participates in an unsanctioned debate from participating in future official Democratic primary debates. Jamail is a staff reporter at Truthout and author of [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:56:41-07:00July 17th, 2019|Community|0 Comments