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My Visit to the First Ever “Living Building”

The highlight of my recent trip to Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY was their LEED platinum Omega Center for Sustainable Living. The first, and one of only 3 in the nation, to achieve Living Building status, it exceeds USGBC’s highest green building standards. The building has a geothermal heating/cooling system, produces all of its own …

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Tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)

(Excerpted from the United Nations Environment Programme tribute) Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Billion Tree Campaign, died 9/25/11 in Nairobi. She was 71 years old. Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her …

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Brilliant Op-Ed by Bill McKibben

Since I couldn’t have said it better myself, I am re-posting an op-ed by Bill McKibben that appeared in this week’s Washington Post newspaper. A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Nah… By Bill McKibben, Published: May 23 Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots …

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Gasland’s Josh Fox honored on Long Island

The Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment, a statewide New York based environmental organization, honored Josh Fox, creator of the Academy Award nominated film Gasland, at its annual gala this past week. Gasland was the film that shed light on the controversial issue of hydrofracking for natural gas in the shale under areas of the country including …

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Earth Week

In April, I was coordinator for Earth Week 2010 at Molloy College. We held a week of events and activities including several great speakers, all focused on the theme of water. See details on Facebook: “Earth Week, Molloy College.”