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3 Lessons I’ve Learned About Why Activists Should Meditate

angel Kyodo williams (pictured above) will be leading the webinar Introduction to Mindfulness for Activists.   You might think someone like me would know a lot about meditation and mindfuln…

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Why You Should Care About Women’s History Month

Since the United States was founded, women have lived without voting rights longer than they have lived with voting rights. Think about that: In the 238 years America has been around, women have be…

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Top 4 Facts About the People’s Climate March

What's the People's Climate March? How do I get there? The World Health Organization convened its first ever conference on Climate Change and Health in Geneva, Switzerland August 27-29th, 2014. …

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Drilling for Water in Drought-Stricken California?

Does bottled water ever make sense? There's a time and a place for bottled water. In my green diva opinion, I think it's great in emergencies like earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters that s…

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Fight Litter with Your Smartphone

Do you encounter litter in your day-to-day? Have you noticed that those discarded cigarette butts and coffee cups tend to be in the same areas? A new app is looking to compile data on where litter cro…

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Does Climate Change Mix With Religion?

When I was a college freshman looking for extra credit, I stumbled into my campus' Environmental Stewardship Society’s service project. It set out to clean up the creek bed that ran through campus. As…

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10 Tips For Being The Best Volunteer You Can Be

Volunteers are always in great demand in the animal welfare world. The problem is that many prospective volunteers imagine that the only way they can help is to clean out cages and litter boxes. Anima…

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Yoga Meets Political Action

While on the scene in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention in September, I was able to catch an interview with (my shero) yogini and sacred activist Seane Corn. We met up at the Oasis that …

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Pink + Green = Breast Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons are everywhere, from lapels and teddy bears, to cleaning products and perfume. So much levity and cheeriness for a disease that is deadly serious…

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The Antibiotic-Free Meat Crusaders Target Trader Joe’s

Over a decade ago, while in San Francisco, I witnessed a handful of protesters gathered in front of a Trader Joe’s in opposition to the use of GMO corn in a cornbread mix sold at the popular market. T…

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