Rethinking the Perfectly Manicured Lawn

(By Eden Powell, Communications and Campaign Assistant) Do you wish that reducing your environmental footprint was as accessible as your front yard? Well it turns out that it is! Continue reading

More Nurseries Support Pollinators

More and more local stores are committing to sell bee-friendly plants, untreated by a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Pollinators feeding on neonic-contaminated pollen or nectar can experience toxic effects at very low doses, so it’s critical to know how a flowering plant was grown before adding it to your yard. Continue reading

Take Action

Last month our suggested actions included opposing the confirmations of two nominees of concern to our work and priorities: Scott Pruitt for head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sonny Perdue head of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Continue reading

Take Three Actions Today to Protect Community and Environmental Health

From our experience, strategically targeted phone calls to your own legislators, including Senators and Representatives in Congress, have a significantly stronger impact than mass emails and petitions. Phone calls take only a few minutes. Continue reading

Abolish the EPA? Clean Water and Healthy Communities at Risk

(By Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director) President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on numerous occasions. This rhetoric has been popular with conservatives for years. But is the agency really headed for the trash bin? Continue reading