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EARTH DAY: How much do you know? Take this energy quiz.

Happy Earth Day to a rain forest in Panama. Photo by Gary Bogue, Benicia, Calif.
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Here it comes — Earth Day — the observance dedicated to the idea that the more we know about energy issues and the environment, the better choices we’ll be able to make about the way we behave, the technology we embrace, and the world we create for today and tomorrow.

Forty years after the first Earth Day, how much have we learned?

For that matter, how much do you know?

Public Agenda, the nonprofit nonpartisan research and citizen’s engagement organization, challenges you to take their quiz.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Under: Earth Day, Energy, Environmental | No Comments »

Watch out for Christmas tree netting danger!

Dear Gary:
I just got a beautiful Christmas tree at Costco. They have what I initially thought was a great way to contain and transport our tree (and all others). It consisted of putting a plastic net over the entire tree.

It was great to tie down and get in the house, but once I started taking the netting off the tree I realized this huge ball of plastic netting would probably end up in the ocean or some other place where wildlife might try and eat it or get stuck in it.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
Under: Animals, Environmental, Pollution | 3 Comments »

Earthjustice: environmental suggestions for the new Obama administration

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Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of the people to a healthy environment. They bring about far-reaching changes by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Statement of Earthjustice president Trip Van Noppen on the election of Barack Obama:
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Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Under: Environmental, Obama, Wildlife | No Comments »

Time for John Muir Conservation Award nominations. Know someone?


It’s that time again — time for the 31st Annual John Muir Conservation Award from the John Muir Association in Martinez.

I just received the following press release asking for nominations from the public. Check it out and then please get back to the John Muir Association and nominate anyone you think might fit the qualifications.
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Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008
Under: Conservation, Environmental, John Muir Association | No Comments »

Once again Marin County flushes its toilets into the Bay

There’s been ANOTHER Marin County sewage spill into the Bay and more wild birds, fish and other creatures are probably dying.

** 5 million-plus gallons of sewage is spilled in Southern Marin on Jan. 25 and Jan. 31 …

** 1,500 gallons of raw sewage is spilled at Marin’s San Quentin Prison on Feb. 14 …

** 250 gallons of raw sewage spilled in North Marin on Feb. 18 …

** 6,000 gallons of raw sewage and storm water spilled in San Rafael on Feb. 24 …

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Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2008
Under: Environmental, Marin County, Pollution, Sewage spills | No Comments »

Want to “get green?” Check this FUN new interactive web site!

Need to know what you can do to help the environment?

Eager to challenge friends to “get greener?”

Want environmental advice from an extinct bird?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Under: Conservation, Environmental, Green | No Comments »