Climate Change is Causing More Intense Storms

As we were re-scheduling projects and meetings because of the incoming blizzard, a co-worker from another department asked me: Are we seeing more frequent and more intense storms because of climate change? Yes, we are. Even my colleagues that are not focused on the environment are changing the way they plan for extreme weather.  I work for a […]

How much did the US spend importing oil in 2013?

More recent update: How much did the US spend on imported Oil in 2014? A couple years ago, I tried to find out how much money the US economy spent on importing oil, but could not find that fact listed anywhere. All of the information I needed to calculate it was out there, so I […]

Cutting my carbon footprint by reducing my waistline

As my grandpa used to tell me, the only real ways to lose weight and keep it off are through portion control and exercise. Yes, a balanced diet helps keep you healthy, but it is simple math, in order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Besides being my wonderful […]

Comment on the Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

I listened to a live town hall with Gina McCarthy of the EPA this week. During her opening statement, she asked that people who care about climate change and green house gas emissions submit a comment on the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. They are getting a lot of comments and she […]

Be Glad It’s Snowing In January

I’ve heard a lot of people recently either complain about the snow or express their happiness  about how warm it was this month. I realize that it is human nature to talk about the weather and that most people like moderate weather.  However,  you should be really, really glad, that here in New England it […]

Being an Activist and a Mom

Being a mom and an activist isn’t easy, but for my children to be able to grow up in the world I want them to live in, it is something that I have to do. I want my children to live in a world that is balanced, clean and healthy. I have three children.  I work full time. I blog. I’m […]

IPCC Released 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change today. The IPCC is a body that was commissioned by the UN in 1988 to provide the world with a clear, scientific view of climate change and it’s socio-economic and environmental effects. Thousands of scientists volunteer their expertise to the […]

Billionaires Opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline

Have you been following the Keystone XL pipeline saga?  We have.  We haven’t written about it before, but we are strongly against it!  There are so many reasons to be opposed to this project, but the bottom line is that it will allow so much carbon to be released into the atmosphere that climate scientists […]

Love Lobster? Install Solar Panels

In New England, lobster frequently features prominently in 4th of July celebrations.  In fact, we’re invited every year to an all-you-can-eat lobster fest at a friend’s house.  I love lobster, and as long as you don’t eat it every day (think heavy metals), there is no reason not to enjoy it! However, climate change is […]

Our President’s Call to Action

I have watched President Obama’s speech on climate change several times now and keep coming back to his amazingly powerful call to action. What we need in this fight are citizens, who will  stand up and speak up and compel us to do what this moment demands.  Understand this is not just a job for […]