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Alison Rose Levy

Bagels and de Blasio: Can New York's Next Mayor Advance City Food Beyond Bloomberg?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Alison Rose Levy

By seeking input and obtaining buy-in from the populace, de Blasio may have better luck than his predecessor even in the latter's chosen food arena.

Woody Harrelson's Steps Forward to Eco-Entrepreneurship to Protect the Trees

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

Over 20 years ago, when the paper industry was "trying to push a bill through Congress to make virgin forest available in Montana," Harrelson got active with Greenpeace.

New York Health Professionals Call for Solid Science in Assessing Fracking's Health Risks

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Given such concerns as radioactivity, dangerous air pollution, and water contamination, a comprehensive, thorough and detailed assessment is a must for New York, one of the most populated states in the country, say the health professionals.

Deepak Chopra's New Book, Spiritual Solutions

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Books
Alison Rose Levy

Deepak Chopra speaks in a calm and steady voice, answering questions you didn't know you had. Steeped in knowledge, and emanating the assurance that everything is all right, he's a good person to know in times like these.

Deepak Chopra and Vandana Shiva Talk Seeds and GMOs

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

By surveying the versatile ecology of cow dung, even urban dwellers, like me, can see the earthy pragmatism embedded in the Indian worship of cows (and indeed all life) as sacred.

Dylan Ratigan, Arianna Huffington, and Deepak Chopra Want Money Out of Politics

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

"We are being bamboozled by lobbyists, it's time for democracy to be restored," Deepak Chopra told his guests, Arianna Huffington and Dylan Ratigan at a DeepakHomeBase (DHB) event this week.

Occupying the Delaware: Fractivists Call for Responsive Governance

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

According to a recent Forbes magazine article, Aubrey McClendon, the CEO of Chesapeake Gas, and the chief proponent for fracking, consumes $20,000 bo...

Holding Hands to Surround the White House: Environmental Leaders Speaking at Green Festival L.A. Urge Action

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.

Will Sustainable Farms Survive in Flood-Prone New York?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

In these upstate regions in Ulster, Sullivan, and Delaware counties, there's a new breed of organic and sustainable farming.

News Coverage Vs. PR: Is Fracking a Panacea or a Ponzi Scheme?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

How to separate fact from fiction in evaluating fracking, the new and burgeoning next phase fossil fuel proffered by the gas and oil industry?

Joaquin Phoenix, Donna Karan, and Salman Rushdie Urge Ubuntu at Urban Center

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

If there are any people on earth who can teach us about the lessons learned from living in an unjust society, while seeking opportunity, it's the people of South Africa.

Sages and Scientists 2011 with Deepak Chopra

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

"If anyone wants to understand what my Dad's true passion is, this is it," Gotham Chopra, the film maker and author son of Deepak Chopra, told the cro...

Is Gas the Solution to Our Coal Problem? Seriously?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

It would be unfortunate if the environmental community divided itself by making gas the solution to the coal problem. It's entire lifestyle from extraction to use needs to be considered for environmental damage, health risk, and costs.

Black Tie Protesters at Waldorf Greet Pa. Governor-Elect

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Usually the Pennsylvania Society weekend retreat passes un-noticed by most New York residents, but this time New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians came out in force to protest the gathering, at which the Energy Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted after-parties.

What if the Gas Industry Really Wanted to Make Fracking Safer?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

Citizens of states where fracking is pending or present, would be well-advised to read Ingraffea's letter to learn what they are in for, should fracking proceed.

What Would You Do If You Did Not Fear Death?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

We are missing out on an precious opportunity for spiritual growth when we avoid confronting and contemplating what we call death.

Gas Drilling With Brain-Damaging Chemicals Begins Near NYC's Water Source

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

Scientific research indicates that certain chemicals in large concentration in fracking fluid are carcinogens ann neurotoxins that act on the hormones and brain even in low concentrations.

Act Now: Become an Environmental Health Activist

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The laws that most of us assume are there to protect us -- our food, children and drinking water -- no longer exist. And this is our last opportunity before new legislatures in January to act.

Gasland: Will New York Be the Next Casualty of the Halliburton Loophole?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Though natural gas is marketed as the "safe" energy source compared with coal, according to an EWG report, a single well contains chemicals sufficient to "contaminate over 100 billion gallons of water."

The Dalai Lama Does Not Exist and Neither Do I

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

When the Dalai Lama teaches that according to Buddhist cosmology, the separate self does not exist, I have to pause. This world religious leader doesn't exist. And neither do you and I.

Becoming the CEO of Your Own Health

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

In the absence of a medical model able to address these prevalent diseases at an early stage, the bottom line, according to Hyman is that "You have to be the CEO of your own health."

Making the World Safe for Cancer

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

When it comes to increasing cancer rates, we've done everything right. We couldn't have done it better if we'd actually planned it.