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Diane MacEachern

Blog Entries by Diane MacEachern

What Do Your Kids Really Know About Saving Energy?

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 6:28 PM

Parents may ask kids to turn off the lights. They may talk themselves blue in the face in the hopes that their children make the connection between the light switch and climate change. But do they really?

Here's your chance to find out. Team Energy Star, the Environmental Protection Agency's...

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Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 3:30 PM

There is a direct correlation between access to voluntary family planning, women's empowerment and environmental sustainability. And though the official delegates to last week's "Earth Summit" tried to water it down, thousands of grassroots activists made it one of the biggest issues to rock Rio+20, as the event was also...

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Team Energy Star Focuses on a New Audience to Save Energy: Kids

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 3:36 PM

Using energy efficiently starts at home with simple actions like turning off the lights or computer when they're not being used. The challenge is getting people -- especially kids -- to flip that switch to "off." Starting this month, the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program is tackling...

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Here's the Dirt on Some Common Laundry Detergents

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 4:42 PM

Few people would intentionally wash their clothes in detergent that contains cancer-causing chemicals.

But if you use some of the most popular laundry brands in the market, that's exactly what you could be doing.

Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), a nonprofit organization whose scientists review the ingredients lists for...

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How to Increase Plastic Bottle Recycling

(6) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 12:50 PM

If it's not easy to recycle something, is it really recyclable?

That's a fair question to ask, since we consumers are constantly being reassured that a product is "green" or "greener" because it is "recyclable" -- even when, in reality, the product is barely being recycled at...

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Ten Radical Ways to Make Our Food Better

(3) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 11:27 AM

Food should be the healthiest, safest thing our society produces and we consume. But it's not. I'd like to suggest 10 ways we can revamp our food system to make it healthier for people and the planet, and more delicious, too!

1) Help more farmers grow organic food. Right...

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Michele Bachmann Needs To Go To China Before She Tries To Shut Down The EPA

(15) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 1:32 PM

Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican Member of Congress who's running for President, vows she'll cripple the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if she's elected. Maybe if she spent a week in China like I recently did, she'd change her mind.

I've just returned from a seven-day trip to Beijing, China's capital,...

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Why Family Planning Is Critical to Global Energy Strategy

(206) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 9:23 AM

During the first Earth Day in 1970, environmental activist Stephanie Mills made headlines when she announced she would not reproduce to avoid contributing to climate change and other environmental problems attributed to a growing human population. Forty-one years later, should reducing population again be considered as a way to contain...

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