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Meet Deb Haaland, Native American Congresswoman
New Mexico is sending a Native American woman to Capitol Hill. Deb Haaland campaigned on climate change and will be one of the first two Native American women to go to Congress, both elected as Democrats in 2018. Rep, Haaland discusses her environmental priorities for the new Democratic-majority House.
Beyond The Headlines
Peter Dykstra takes a look at the environmental legacy of President George H. W. Bush, who recently passed away. As the self-professed “Environmental President,” he signed the Clean Air Act and the UN Climate Treaty.
The Environmental Voting Gap
Voters who prioritize the environment are primarily young, African-American and Hispanic. But only about 40 percent of these voters actually turned up at the ballot box in the 2018 midterms. Environmental Voter Project Founder Nathaniel Stinnett explains what it might mean for environmental policy if politicians tap into this base of some 20 million “super-environmentalist” registered voters.
The Right To Repair
Nathan Proctor works in a movement that promotes resources for people who need to repair everything from smartphones to dishwashers to agricultural equipment. He says how what started as a push to reduce e-waste has expanded into a national movement for consumer rights.
Is Shopping In A Store Greener Than Buying Online?
Some like to buy gifts amid the festive atmosphere of a mall around Christmastime, while others would prefer to buy gifts online. This decision can impact not only our budgets, but the planet as well.
Green Gifts For The Holiday Season
Some holiday gifts can create needless consumption. But there are greener ways to show our loved ones that we care. The Living On Earth crew is here to share our green gift ideas for the holidays.
Smeagull The Seagull: A True Story
Smeagull the Seagull comes to the house near the shore every day. He knocks when he’s hungry and the people who live there feed him. Those humans are Living on Earth’s Explorer-in-Residence Mark Seth Lender, and his wife and illustrator Valerie Elaine Pettis. Mark reads their new children’s book about what happens when we pay attention to the animals on the other side of our sliding glass doors.
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