Earth Day

Earth Day 2014

“Earth, be glad to see me” I found this Karuk* prayer in Judith Larner Lowry’s book Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California’s Native Landscapes at Home. I often repeat this verse when I start out on a nature hike. This wonderful sentiment comes to mind today, Earth Day 2014. It’s been 43 years since the first Earth Day was held on April …

Laurie BinderEarth Day 2014
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Why I Avoid GMOs

Three reasons: Human health The health of our soil and environment The parallel between Big-Pharma and the GMO industry Human health Many people will be shocked to learn that up until the study led by molecular biologist Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen in 2012, no other study sought to examine the long-term (chronic) effects of eating GMOs. …

Jeffrey SchmidtWhy I Avoid GMOs

Starbucks Coffee Cup Recycling Program

Adam Minter, author of the book Junkyard Planet, recently wrote an article for Bloomberg News Service that appeared in my local paper. The article’s title is: Why Starbucks won’t recycle coffee cups. The gist of the article is Starbucks does not recycle for economic reasons. The Starbucks Coffee Cup Recycling Program simply costs too much Let me explain further. In …

Jeffrey SchmidtStarbucks Coffee Cup Recycling Program

Our Logo: The Dragonfly

Nature surrounds us with myriad examples of great beauty, resilience, and capacity for adaptation. The dragonfly is one such marvel. Spot a dragonfly and we are filled with wonder and awe at its grace, beauty, and agile flight. Agency for Earth has chosen the dragonfly as our emissary to inspire eco-awareness and motivate people to care for our home, the …

Laurie BinderOur Logo: The Dragonfly