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Grassroots Power Reflected in “Moral Mondays”

I once had a college professor who told me to never apologize for being “political”. We live in a culture that is extremely divided, Democrat vs. Republican, Progressive vs. Conservative and as a result coming across as too political is looked down upon. But as corrupt and annoying as politics may be, politics matter. Public policy matters. […]

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Minnesota ban on triclosan creates ripple effect

Note from Lindsay: I had the privilege of working with Senator John Marty when I worked for Healthy Legacy in Minnesota. He is smart, tenacious and unapologetic in his quest to protect public health and the environment. He, along with Rep. Karen Clark, just passed the nation’s first ban on the toxic chemical triclosan. This piece has been […]

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Pesticides, potatoes and the perfect french fry

A McDonald’s french fry…. so delicious. Whether it’s because they are fried, heavily salted, or seasoned with some special chemical, McDonald’s has figured out french fries. We know there is a health cost associated with eating McDonald’s fries. But what about the costs to farm communities who live, work and play near the field where […]

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Food companies cave on questionable ingredients

Speaking up, signing petitions and taking action works. All you have to do is look to recent examples where food companies caved to public pressure about their use of questionable ingredients. As the public starts to learn about the variety of chemicals used in our food, consumer products and environment, we’re also becoming increasingly savvy […]

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Art for social change

I had the privilege to spend two days with my fellow organizers at RootsCamp, a two day “unconference.” This was my first time at the conference and I was re-energized as I spent time with people making a difference all across the country. One of the things we didn’t get to discuss very much was […]

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Marriage equality sweeps the country

**UPDATE: December 19th, 2013 Great news, the state Supreme Court in New Mexico just extended their provisions to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state! Making it the 17th state to allow same-sex marriages. ——— I’m not gay. I don’t know what it’s like to come out to my friends and family. I don’t […]

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