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Academy of Global Citizenship Receives Green Flag Award

Green Flags Fly in Illinois Schools

2/19/2013 // By Liz Soper

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep It was an unusually warm day in the greater Chicago region as I drove north towards Waukegan, IL in January. The temperature gauge in the car read 46 and it was only 7:30 in …

Tar sands in hand. Photo by Lou Gold

A Changing Climate and Keystone XL — Yes They’re Connected

1/31/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

Are you familiar with tar sands oil? It’s the black sheep of the oil family. It’s extremely difficult to get out of the ground (using three times as much water as extraction of crude), it produces lake sized reservoirs of toxic …

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2013 Green Inaugural Ball Teams Up with Carbonfund.org Foundation

1/14/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen.  We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and lessen the impact of global warming. That’s why the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, aside from “greening” the event, has teamed up with Carbonfund.org Foundation …

New Chevron Money Dump as Unprecedented Polluter Cash Flows

10/26/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters this election year are doing the equivalent of betting it all.  They’re spending unprecedented amounts of cash to influence the election in the hopes of electing policy makers who will gut clean air and clean water protections.  The latest, is …

Burning Concern: Drought-Driven Wildfires Generating Pollution

9/19/2012 // By Judith Kohler

This summer, the foothills and mountain peaks that form Colorado’s Front Range have been nearly invisible at times because of thick haze from wildfires in the state and across the region. The view to the west from Boulder and the …

What Is Causing the Climate to Unravel?

7/3/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

Answer: One Trillion Tons of Carbon Pollution 40,000 heat records have already been broken this year across the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the signs of an unbalanced climate system have been …

Heartfelt Testimonies Make the Difference at Philadelphia Hearing

1/24/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Last week, I traveled to Philadelphia to testify at my first public hearing.  Upon my arrival, I immediately began to second guess myself and question my earlier enthusiasm at the opportunity to speak publically as a representative of the National …

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Top 11 Coal Plant Polluters for 2011

1/12/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Polluters have been denying their effect on climate change for too long. One of the reasons that power plants have been able to get away with the amount of greenhouse gas emissions(GHG) is largely in part because we are unable to …

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El Prometo: A Promise We All Understand

1/4/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Each year, everyone gets a fresh start and many choose to make a resolution to change their lives for the better. In 2012, President Obama has the opportunity to change our lives for the better by improving our air quality. …

Polar bear family in a snowstorm

Canada, from Green to Gray

12/23/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

There was a time when Canada, symbolized by the maple leaf, was a “green,” environmentally conscientious neighbor. Remember, in the 1980s, Canada came knocking on America’s door, rightfully demanding that the United States curb the sulfur dioxide emissions causing the …

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