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April 2009

Armentano: Legalizing Pot Makes Lots of Cents for Our Cash-Starved Government

“Legalizing cannabis just makes sense. So why aren’t we doing it?” —Paul Armentano, co-author of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green, Fall 2009) From Alternet: What could you do with an extra $14 billion? Members of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and other […]

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Woody Tasch Talks Sustainable Cash on The Peter Laufer Show

Woody Tasch, author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, spoke with Peter Laufer (Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq) on The Peter Laufer Show concerning the nascent slow money movement (recently featured on NPR). The slow money movement is, I guess you’d […]

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Robert Kuttner Stands Up for Single-Payer Health Care

Two nationally known health care policy thinkers will be in Vermont this week, engaging in a debate over health care organized by the Janus forum at UVM.(VPR.net) One of the two figures mentioned above is Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power […]

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Naomi Wolf: Investigating Torture, Congress? Look in the Mirror.

Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, warns that going after rank-and-file soldiers and operatives who committed torture is just scapegoating at its shameful worst. As in the Nuremberg trials, we need to go after and prosecute the masterminds—the architects of the legal rationale, and those at […]

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WATCH: Mat Stein’s 10 Steps to Saving Ourselves Before It’s Too Late

Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, sits down with the folks at Sustainability Television to talk about his book, which has been described as the bible of emergency preparedness and green and healthy living. When I first wrote the book, it was pre-9/11 and […]

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WATCH: Lewis Black: A Bucket of Humanure and One Dead Spongebob

Folks, if you really want to get people to abandon their wasteful ways and embrace a greener lifestyle, you’ve got to get ’em while they’re young. As a child I remember watching all the kid-oriented Earth Day programming with rapt attention. I even watched Captain Planet—and Captain Planet was not a good show. That’s the […]

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WATCH: We are Rats in a Global Chemical Experiment

Mark Schapiro, editorial director of the Center for Investigative Reporting and author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, recently participated in Current:Green’s Earth Day question series. In this video, Mark addresses the following question: Here’s my Earth Day burning question. How bad are the chemicals that […]

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Walk Out for Earth Day: Chelsea Green’s Recommendations for Proper Celebration

In case you weren’t already made aware by the media frenzy running rampant across the green bolognasphere, today is Earth Day. So, we here at Chelsea Green have only one question for you…What are you still doing at your desk?! Get up! Go! Walk out of the office and go enjoy the natural world! I […]

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WATCH: How Green Are You? Are You ACTUALLY Green?

SuperNews! is an animated sketch comedy series airing on Current TV every Friday night at 10 PM ET/PT. In their Earth Day episode, they take on the issue of green-wannabes. You know…those friends of yours who talk a big game but continue to drive SUVs, use plastic shopping bags, buy “disposable” items, drink bottled water, […]

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Eco-Love from Treehugger for The Carbon-Free Home

Yay! Treehugger just gave high marks to Stephen and Rebekah Hren‘s The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit. Nice to get a little love from an organization we deeply respect. The Hrens have learned the hard way, and pass on their experiences, from their first attempt in a cob house […]

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