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Vote for Riki Ott as #1 Game Changer in Green

Author, scientist and activist Riki Ott has been nominated for Huffington Post’s Game Changer award in the environmental category. She’s in great company, along with Robert Redford, Ric O’Barry, and Steven Colbert. Vote for Riki and learn about the other top Game Changers! From Huffington Post:
HuffPost’s Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under the radar, are changing how we look at the world and the way we live in it. We salute them for their willingness to look at things and take the risk of saying, “I think I have a better way.” Now it’s up to you to pick the Ultimate Green Game Changer. Click through the slideshow below, get the lowdown on why we chose each Game Changer, then VOTE for your favorite! We’ll reveal your picks in October. Changed the game by … walking the Gulf Coast to uncover BP’s cover-up attempts. Ott is an activist and trained marine toxicologist who has for many years worked to expose the public health problems caused by oil spills. This past spring, she took her camera and expertise to the Gulf of Mexico, gathering stories and images of the damage wrought by BP. When the Coast Guard stonewalled would-be observers, when BP destroyed evidence of animal carcasses, when the public health dangers piled up and clean-up workers were told to avoid health precautions, Ott sounded the alarm by going on television and posting her reporting online. How it all started: Ott decided to become an activist after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska; she was working in the region as a commercial “fisherma’am.” Must-click link: Riki’s blogs
Riki is the author of two books, Not One Drop, and Sound Truths and Corporate Myth$. Find out more in our bookstore!


5 Common Invasive Species and How to Manage Them

Last week, we asked authors Tao Orion and Katrina Blair to share alternative approaches to managing five different plant species commonly held to be “invasive.” St. John’s Wort, Garlic Mustard, Thistle, Oxeye Daisy, and Kudzu are often dismissed as annoyances at best and the target of aggressive eradication with harmful chemicals at worst. Orion and […] Read More..

What in the World is a Pawpaw?

Have you heard of the pawpaw? A few generations ago, most would say “yes!” You could ask just about anyone and they could tell you what this fruit looked and tasted like, and more importantly, where to find it. But today, the pawpaw remains a mystery to some and entirely unknown to others. In Pawpaw: […] Read More..

Uncovering the Many Uses for Abundant Kudzu

As Invasive Species Week comes to a close, Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species, and Katrina Blair, author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds,  share alternative approaches to understanding and managing Kudzu. Take a look through our final profile and check out any you might have missed along the way: Oxeye […] Read More..

Oxeye Daisy: A Plant for the Pollinators

As Invasive Species Week continues, Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species, and Katrina Blair, author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, are sharing alternative approaches to managing and using plants considered to be “invasive.” Take a look through today’s profile on Oxeye Daisy and check out tips for working with Garlic […] Read More..

How to Manage Invasive Thistle and Improve Your Soil

As Invasive Species Week continues, Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species, and Katrina Blair, author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, are sharing alternative approaches to managing and using plants considered to be “invasive.” Take a look through today’s profile on two variations of Thistle and check out tips for working […] Read More..