Hank D and the Bee: Advice from Tim DeChristopher

Hank D and the Bee: Advice from Tim DeChristopher

For more on Tim’s reasoning behind voting Republican in 2012 read the Grist article linked below. It’s a scary thought. Like Hank, I still need to wrap my head around it… More on Tim DeChristopher–aka “Bidder 70” From Grist: Letter from an imprisoned activist: Time to ‘play dirty’ for the climate’s sake Tim DeChristopher’s Peaceful… Read more

Reverse Trick or Treating: Help End Exploitation of Children in Cocoa Industry

Reverse Trick or Treating: Help End Exploitation of Children in Cocoa Industry

This Halloween, you can help the children forced to labor on West African cocoa farms by participating in the 5th annual “Reverse Trick-or-Treating” campaign. Despite years of promises from the major chocolate manufacturers, too little has been done to tackle the documented problem of forced child labor on many farms that supply their cocoa. Moreover,… Read more

Hank D and the Bee: Protesting the Sale of Bee’s Blood

Hank D and the Bee: Protesting the Sale of Bee’s Blood

More on bees, honey, and Local Harvest From PBS: The Buzz About Bees–A Flush Fund of Fascinating Facts PBS Again: Silence of the Bees (video: Full Episode) From St. Louis: Local Harvest Grocery Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe… Read more

Take a Stand Against Overuse of Antibiotics in Animal Production

Take a Stand Against Overuse of Antibiotics in Animal Production

70% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to food animals, often just to promote growth and compensate for the effects of unsanitary and overcrowded conditions in production facilities. This routine use of antibiotics in food animal production presents a serious danger to human health, because it helps create new strains of deadly… Read more

When Will Your Mad As Hell Moment Happen?

When Will Your Mad As Hell Moment Happen?

If you’ve been living under a rock, like I have, then you might have missed Dylan Ratigan’s mad as hell moment the first time around. If you’ve already seen it too many times, then just jump past it and read the rest of this post. If you haven’t, then take a couple of minutes and… Read more

EPA Ruling Gets Huge Response. Thank You! Now What!?

EPA Ruling Gets Huge Response. Thank You! Now What!?

In the last few months, Americans submitted more than 800,000 comments in support of a new Environmental Protection Agency ruling, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards–the first-ever national policy to curb dangerous mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. This is an unprecedented outpouring of support for cleaner air. I want to thank everyone who joined… Read more