Statement: Demanding More Climate Action

Why A Growing Grassroots Movement is Demanding More Action on Climate Together, over the last four presidential administrations we have been demanding federal action on climate change. Time and time again, big corporations and partisan politics derailed every effort to address this growing threat to our planet. And now, finally, thanks to people power and […]

Rights of Nature and the Natural World

Guest post by Zeeshan Khan and Michelle Thompson Mother Earth has provided food, water, and protection for humans for more than 6 million years. Yet since the industrial revolution, consumption of natural resources has only increased. We now face a grim future: protect nature or suffer the consequences without it. Does nature have rights? Read […]

Phantom Forests: Why We Should Be Skeptical About Planting Trees

Guest Post By Michelle Thompson Many companies and government bodies over time have said something like: “As part of our climate change initiative, we’ll be planting X number of trees!” Forests are an incredibly efficient way to capture carbon from the atmosphere. But how well do these tree planting initiatives actually work? Why do organizations […]

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Cross-Laminated Timber: Why This Emerging Technology Is So Dangerous

The construction industry is one of the biggest polluters. They’re one of the largest producers of solid waste in the world. They contribute between 33% and 39% of all global greenhouse emissions. New materials and sustainable technologies are in high demand. One new possibility is mass timber or “cross-laminated timber” (CLT). But how much do […]

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