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How To Talk To a Conservative About the Environment

Published on April 24th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Not too long ago, environmental reform was a bipartisan, no-brainer issue. President Richard Nixon, a social conservative on many issues, established the Environmental Protection Agency. Our major federal environmental laws were all passed with bipartisan support, ... Read More


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Jimmy Carter, A Leader on Environmental Issues

Published on April 23rd, 2014 | by Gina Merlino

Former president Jimmy Carter is an outstanding leader on environmental issues. Like Desmond Tutu and Pope Benedict XVI, he is a man who successfully blends faith and respect for nature to enact real change in the ... Read More


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Pope Benedict XVI: The Original Green Pope

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Pope Francis has gotten a lot of attention for his progressive policies. He took the name of St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology. He’s been active in weeding out materialism and combating waste. He’s also ... Read More


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Earth Day Reminds Us That We Are All Connected

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Today is Earth Day. When it was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was a day to unite environmentalists. ”Before [that], there were people that opposed freeways, people that opposed clear-cutting, or people worried about ... Read More


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Easter Celebrated In Photos Of A Resurrected Environment

Published on April 20th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

On Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But the holiday, calculated as the first Sunday following the first full moon after the northern spring equinox, also commemorates the resurrection of flowers, warmer days, and ... Read More

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