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The iMatter March On May 8, 2011

The iMatter March On May 8, 2011

Alex Loorz is a passionate and articulate speaker. He’s also 16 years old, with a resume of activism and community organization that indicates he’s a force to be reckoned with. I first heard Alex speak in October of last year. He told an audience of about 3,000 how he dreamed of a march on May 8, 2011 – the iMatter March – that would engage millions of youth around the world on the issue of climate change.

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Hell On Two Wheels

Hell On Two Wheels

Let me remove my rose-colored glasses and My Name Is…Pollyanna sticker for just a moment while I try to restore my heart rate and blood pressure to normal....

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Condoms For Climate Change

Condoms For Climate Change

“Mommy,” my 11-year-old daughter asked me quizzically over dinner tonight, “why do you have a big box of condoms on your desk?”

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Happy Environmentalists Wanted

Happy Environmentalists Wanted

“I’d like to join your group,” the woman said to me conspiratorially, “but I don’t want to work with a bunch of angry environmentalists.” I stifled a laugh...

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Searching For Eco-Suds

Searching For Eco-Suds

My youngest daughter loves a bubble bath. Unfortunately, she has a mother who refuses to let her soak in sodium lauryl sulphate, a known irritant and poten...

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I wish my pets had never been born

I wish my pets had never been born

I just returned from the vet where I had a 13-year-old cat put down. Buster was his name and he was, quite simply, the most loving cat I’ve ever known.  Un...

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Blame it on Barbie

Blame it on Barbie

I confess I loved Barbie. LOVED her. And all her friends – mod-hair Ken (though I never did understand the appeal of stick-on facial hair), little sister S...

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Finding Our Common Porpoise

Finding Our Common Porpoise

To say I have a family of animal lovers is to say that the Dalai Lama is a pretty nice guy. For the most part, the animals we love are of the domestic vari...

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Eco Lunacy Parenting

Eco Lunacy Parenting

My kids are screwed. It’s a shame, really. They’re awesome kids, all three of them. Smart. Funny. Compassionate. Creative. Unfortunately, they have me as t...

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Avoiding Holiday Mall Madness

Avoiding Holiday Mall Madness

November makes me grumpy. Halloween’s sugar-induced high leaves me crashing like a crack addict. The steady rain and snow ensures that my bike stays put…an...

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Sick of Swine Flu

Sick of Swine Flu

I, for one, have had it up to here (picture my feverish forehead!) with all the H1N1 Swine Flu hysteria. If I receive one more e-mail, one more Tweet , one m...

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