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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White My month-long ban on single-use plastic is over, and I’m still using my tin lunchbox. But there’s also still a giant island of garbage floating in the ocean. I discussed strategies and got a few tips from resourceful readers along the way. But as a busy person living in [...]

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW by Meg White Phylis Geller — the writer, producer and director of the new documentary film Coal Country — sees her latest work as something of an attempt at conflict resolution. But when the mere definition of neutrality is at stake, it’s hard to appear evenhanded. Such is the case with coal [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White My single-use plastic bag ban is going pretty well this week. So far the only plastic bags I’ve racked up on the list is a trash bag and a couple produce bags. None of those nasty single-use plastic shopping bags made it into my hands. But as we saw [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Americans are often called out as the busiest people on the planet. And the busier you are, the harder it is to be green. This past week was not only a celebration of all things American — what with the Fourth of July festivities — but was also something [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Some people do week-long cleansing diets, others try a week without television. I just finished a week under a self-imposed ban on single-use plastic bags, and man, do I feel refreshed! As you may or may not recall, I pledged last week to go one month without the reusable [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White You’d be hard-pressed to find two words more closely associated with America than “disposable” and “plastic.” Does it follow then, that banning single-use plastic bags is un-American? If so, you’ll have to add “treason” to my list of transgressions this month: I’m going without. More on that in a [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Depending upon who you listen to, there is either a populist uprising or a coordinated domestic terrorism onslaught that has been ongoing in Peru for the past month or so. The only thing clear from photos and videos leaking out of the country is that tensions are running [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There are more of them than there are people who contract new cases of malaria each year. There are ten times more of them than people injured in traffic accidents each year. They are climate change refugees: people forced to flee their homes due to environmental degradation — [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White This morning, I opened up an e-mail from the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI) titled, “Will a Greener NYC Look Like Chicago?” “Good, Lord, I hope not,” I thought. Keep in mind, this grumbling came directly after walking from the bus stop past several overflowing garbage [...]