Environment America Latest Blog Posts

With a strong commitment to conservation by manufacturers and consumers, the toilet paper we find on our local store shelves - whenever it reappears - can do more to protect our precious forests and our climate.

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Graham Marema
Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Lead Digital Organizer

I grew up in rural East Tennessee, where one of our biggest claims to fame was being the place where the movie “October Sky” was filmed. The blue hills and forests of my home painted the backdrop of the 1999 film, and my gym coach even boasted that he’d played an extra in one of the crowd scenes.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Confession: I’ve never really paid attention to Earth Week.

Sure, in years past, I would read the pro-environment editorials in the newspaper and skim the letters to the editor about saving the planet. Maybe I’d pass some well-intentioned ‘Respect Your Mother’ signs that kids put up at intersections, and see images of the “Blue Marble” (what astronauts called this planet when they first viewed it from space) just a bit more frequently.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and shelter-in-place orders, I’ve been spending a lot more time at home. More time indoors in the old house in Boston where I live means I’m using a lot more energy. I’m doing my best to be energy-conscious and ensure that I’m only using power that I really need. I do this because it’s both better for the environment and a way to make sure I don’t see a large spike in my utility bills. 

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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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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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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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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.