Environment America Blog

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Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to the best of our ability while quarantined in our homes, you may be wondering how you can help reduce the pollution that accelerates climate change and causes respiratory distress.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Drew Ball
State Director, Environment North Carolina

Looking for some children’s books to help spark your young one’s love of nature? We’ve got you covered.

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

On March 26th, the EPA announced a new policy that suspends enforcement of key provisions of our nation’s environmental laws during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, the new policy signals the EPA’s willingness to let companies off the hook for failing to monitor or report their pollution in light of “circumstances, including the COVID-19 pandemic.”  

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

The Canadian boreal forest is far away for many of us, but now is the chance to catch a glimpse of its incredible wildlife in your own backyard.

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Megan Severson
State Director, Wisconsin Environment

Earth Day was primed for a big celebration this year -- it's 50th. But with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it's an event that can't be celebrated with a big party. Still, that doesn't mean teachers (and parents teaching at home) can't connect with students on a broad array of environmental issues.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

This past weekend, I was basking in the sun on my porch, reading, when I overheard my neighbors discussing something that made me put my book down and listen.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

There’s no doubt that the last few weeks have been bizarre. The vast majority of us across the country are now home-bound, and we’re all doing our best to protect our neighbors and the many heroic healthcare, grocery store and other essential workers who are holding our society together through this crisis. That means doing our best to keep our distance (and sanity).

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Alex Petersen
Conservation America Campaign, Advocate

The sounds of nature can be delivered directly to your home, which is particularly valuable right now as there is a growing body of evidence that simple exposure to natural sounds can help reduce stress.