California has taken the extraordinary decision to ban plastic bags, the first State to do so.  Industry has tried to argue they can be made biodegradable, which this article strongly debunks.

By Sam Bliss

Reducing waste is hard. Who really knows what packaging is safe to recycle or compost when labeling standards […]

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Linda Richards goal is to educate about the science of nature in layperson speak, through  her writing, science and education background. She grew up in the Chicago area, loved living in Minneapolis before gravitating to the West, which is now home. The search for her purpose took her down a path of eclectic and yes, […]

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Conservation International on Monday released a series of videos narrated by Robert Redford, Kevin Spacey, and other actors that are designed to send a blunt message about humans’ impact on the planet: “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.”

Designed by advertising legend Lee Clow, who cocreated Apple’s seminal “1984” commercial, the “Nature Is Speaking” […]

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Here’s an event we think is definitely worth attending.

Growing a Global Heart Hope for the Future!


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Hall of Letters 100, University of Redlands

“To plant a tree is to plant hope!” Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills

Belvie and Dedan, […]

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1. Freshness.

Locally grown organic fruits and vegetables are usually harvested within 24 hours of being purchased by the consumer.

2. Taste.

Produce picked and eaten at the height of freshness tastes better.

3. Nutrition.

Nutritional value declines, often dramatically, as time passes after harvest. Because locally grown produce is freshest, it […]

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The Redlands Sustainability Network, in cooperation with Inland Empire Resources Conservation District (IERCD) and Wild California, presents


Come to a public forum on growing native drought tolerant plants and a NATIVE PLANT SALE!

Saturday, October 25
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Redlands United Church of Christ
168 […]

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Sustainability has now become a concern of virtually every sector of human society.

It enjoys more popular support than environmental resource conservation because it focuses on human needs, but also because it provides a positive vision for the future of the human family. From a motivational perspective, few people are inspired by […]

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Jerry Brown is the governor of California. He spoke ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Leadership Summit about politics and the value of his state’s emissions trading system in building a healthier, cleaner future. The state’s economy is growing, and its climate work is setting […]

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