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Be an EcoDaredevil

This special Earth Day op-ed comes to us courtesy of our own EcoDaredevil herself, Diane Wilson. Nichols gave an incredible presentation at Bioneers last year (the one held in California), and is a self-professed “turtle geek.” Jump the Chasm: Are you an EcoDaredevil? By Wallace J. Nichols In the 1970’s, I idolized Evel Knievel. He […]

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small Change, big Change

This update in from Chelsea Green author Dan Chiras (The New Ecological Home), and his ongoing efforts to help rebuild the small town of Greensburg, Kansas. On May 4, 2007, one of the most powerful tornados ever witnessed in the United States leveled the town of Greensburg, a small community of 1,000 people. The nearly […]

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Keeping the green in Vermont

If you’re in Vermont and you want to help divert money away from the same old corporate and government robber barons, consider keeping your money here in Vermont. A new effort, supported in part by Chelsea Green, is called “Keep it in Vermont” and is urging Vermonters to consider re-investing their $600-1200 federal rebate checks […]

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Fixing the climate without soaking the middle class

Author Peter Barnes (Climate Solutions) has a new article circulating, and a new website promoting his inventive Cap and Dividend program as a way to ensure that everyone benefits dfrom either a carbon tax, or an auction of carbon emission permits. As Barnes notes, There’s also an attractive premise behind cap and dividend: the atmosphere […]

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End of America: The Inconvenient Documentary!

If the book wasn’t enough to get you up and actively working to save the country from sliding into a fascist morass—then perhaps putting it up on the big screen will. Shooting will commence in early May on the adaptation of Naomi Wolf’s The End of America, a word-of-mouth phenomenon from publisher Chelsea Green. The […]

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Chelsea Green Authors win big!

Chelsea Green’s authors have been winning big recently for their work as individuals and as writers, and even we’ve been honored for our environmental commitment as a publisher. Congrats to everyone! Diane Wilson (An Unreasonable Woman, and the forthcoming Holy Roller) is being honored with the Open Doors Award by the Fort Worth chapter of […]

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Margulis: Bacteria do everything ‘cept the talking

If ever there was a single article that captures the spirit and intellect of Lynn Margulis, this profile in the Daily Collegian may be it. It simply underscores all the reasons why we here at Chelsea Green love Lynn and why we are proud to work with her on the Sciencewriters Books imprint. Just take […]

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Big League Enviros

With the start of the baseball season underway, The Wall Street Journal’s enviro blog (“Environmental Capital”) takes a look at what teams are preaching green this season, and no we don’t mean signing bonuses or debating natural versus fake turf. Rob Nuttig, the Mother Earth News publisher and owner of the Pittsburg Pirates, is one […]

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Toxins in toys … scared yet?

Hey, when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll. You just can’t seem to click on your mouse without finding more evidence that parents are taking seriously the role of scrutinizing what’s in the products their kids play with. Shocking, I know. Remember the good old days? Lead paint on your metal toy? Hanging […]

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When is “organic” milk not organic?

A class action suit hopes to answer this question. Our friends over at Organic Consumer Association have the scoop here. Here’s a taste: Attorneys representing 52 consumers in a lawsuit against Boulder, Colorado-based Aurora Organic Dairy and some of the nation’s largest retailers will face off in court today at the federal court in the […]

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