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Clean up litter with purpose!

The Zero Waste Warriors Litterati challenge By Madeline Stanton When I joined the Zero Waste Warriors, an initiative of Climate Reality Chicago, my first opportunity for action was an in-person cleanup (masked and socially distanced). Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join on that day. I realized we needed a way for people to participate in…
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How to Shop Sustainably for Food

How to shop sustainably for food By Leah Sorini As I’ve incorporated changes to my lifestyle that might benefit our environment, I’ve often wondered if online shopping was the more or less sustainable option. Once I started researching, it became clear that the answer was not so simple. Much depends on how you order and…
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A grandma’s journey to a plant-based diet

A contribution to our ongoing series, “What We Eat.” By Cynthia Linton I grew up on meat and potatoes – along with a cooked fresh vegetable or two (not crazy about those) and a sweet dessert. I think that was par for the course in the ’40s and ’50s. It wasn’t until 1992 that the…
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The Courage of their Conviction

The Courage of their Conviction What it was like on the frontlines protesting Line 3 Tarragon, along with several other members of our chapter, participated in a direct action while at the Treaty People Gathering in northern Minnesota in early June to protest the relocation and expansion of the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline…
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To protect the sacred, stop Line 3

Putting it all on the line to protect the sacred water June 27, 2021 By Jane Goldenberg When I arrived at Pure Bliss Ranch on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota for the Treaty People Gathering in early June, I immediately felt a shared sense of our righteous cause, and the anxiety I felt…
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Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow By Emily Murphy My curiosity about not eating meat began at a very young age. I always felt a connection to animals — I was always bringing home stray dogs and cats — and I liked eating the rainbow. When I finally connected the dots of where my food comes from, I…
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What We Eat

What We Eat: A conversation about plant-based eating By Jane Goldenberg What we eat matters, not only for our bodies but for our planet. We can either create demand for good agricultural practices or enable destructive practices that emit copious greenhouse gases and are actively destroying our land with the overuse of fertilizers and tillage.…
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We Are Rising!

We are rising against Line 3 By Emily Murphy and Jennifer Linton As fellow climate activists and concerned citizens, we’re asking you to participate in an action, June 5-8, to stand against the Line 3 pipeline and protect our Great Lakes and our future. A group of us from the chapter are planning to attend…
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The good, the bad & tipping points

The good, the bad & tipping points By Jane Goldenberg Holy Moly, he’s now talking about climate tipping points! While I wasn’t a complete climate newbie when I went to The Climate Reality Project’s training in Minneapolis in August 2019, former Vice President Al Gore’s nearly three and a half hour slide show about the…
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