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Con-Census or Peace?

Philadelphia skyline - © pam lazos I saw a cartoon the other day.  A man and a woman hold hands at the water’s edge, an old gnarled tree to the right of them, while off in the distance is a small silhouette of another person standing on a bluff, the only other human...

Water as a tool of oppression

Written by Kate French We all agree and understand that water is intrinsic to human existence and without it, life on earth will become extinct.  Simply put: water is life.  Less understood is that water has also been used a tool of oppression.  In the...

Water Security Begets Food Security

Written by Christiaan Morssink. Reflections on the United Nations Sustainable Gastronomy Day, June 18 I grew up with the ritual of growing food in the backyard and on a small plot of land that my father, like so many others, “rented” from the railroad company. All in...

Plastic-Free Life Redux

Single-use plastic in the kitchen Some months later… Plastic-Free Life Redux I am happy to report that I received a response to my plastics letter. Before I tell you what happened, let me relay a completely unnerving statistic that I read the other day, that is, only...

Plastic-Free​ Life

A Story of Independence I think I'm just one of those people that needs a mission.  A few months ago, I decided that if I'm ever going to even approach a Zero Waste Life, I need to find ways to buy things with less built-in waste.  The problem with that is I don't...

Be Like Water

by Pam Lazos When I was born, I shared the water on this planet with just over 3 billion people.  Today, I’m sharing it with 7.7 billion and growing at a rate of 85 million people per year, and it’s safe to say that no matter what year, each and every one of...

When Fish Poop Feeds the World

by P. J. Lazos If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had one live for six years until the little rascal finally called it quits.  Soon after we brought...

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