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Laura Turner Seydel
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Laura Turner Seydel is a national environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. Laura is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which promotes environmental education and gardens in schools, and Zero Waste Zone, an organization that promotes communities working together to change current disposal methods of consumed products. She co-founded Mothers and Others for Clean Air and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

Laura serves on her family’s foundation boards including The Turner Foundation, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, the Turner Endangered Species Fund, and Ted’s Montana Grill. She serves on national boards including League of Conservation Voters, Defenders of Wildlife, Waterkeeper Alliance, the Green Schools Alliance and Environmental Working Group, and is the recipient of numerous humanitarian and environmental awards.

Laura is a contributing eco-editor and environmental speaker, and lives with her husband and her three children in their home, EcoManor, the first LEED certified Gold residence in the Southeast.

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How My Step-Mom and Mother-in-Law Inspire Me

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide through MAMA, Shot@Life, and Girl Up. Scroll...

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Support the 'Save America's Pollinators Act' -- Why We Must Work Together to Save the Bees

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 11:31 AM

My fascination with pollinators began with the film my brother Rhett produced, Pollinators in Peril. The film introduced me to the serious challenges pollinators are facing and their ongoing steep decline. I couldn't have imagined 15 years later the pollinators' plight would have gotten so much worse -- but it...

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Health in Context for Our Children: Family Dinner Never Mattered So Much

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 12:05 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

I didn't spend much time in my formative years with my mother, so I...

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What a Green 2013 Means for the Planet

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 1:15 PM

A Note from the bloggers: As fellow citizens of the planet, we're joining our voices together to bring awareness to environmental issues and to suggest simple ways each of us can affect change.

On Dec. 7, Former President Jimmy Carter and Sir Richard Branson were among the guests honored for...

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Senate Firewall Key for Health and Environment

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 6:40 PM

On July 25 the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee voted to allow the Safe Chemicals Act to go to a full Senate vote. When I heard the news I literally shouted out in excitement; the approval of this legislation is a big deal for many reasons.

This was the...

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It's Time to Tell Congress: No More Toxic Chemicals in Our Products!

(15) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 3:40 PM

Having been brought up by a family passionate about conservation and the environment, I have always been quite attuned to the environment's connection to human health.

My father, my son and I underwent the Environmental Working Group's first intergenerational toxic body burden test, which tested our blood for the presence...

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