California bans chlorifyls
The restricted pesticide chlorpyrifos has been banned in California, the state Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA),a ban that is to take total effect within two years. Chlorpyrifos was found to inhibit an enzyme critical for neurological functions and human development more severely than previously thought.
America’s renewable energy surpasses coal for the first month ever
America’s clean energy revolution is on the verge of a tipping point.The renewable energy sector is generated more electricity than coal during the month of April. That’s never happened before.
Greta Thunberg’s Climate Strikes are growing
Greta Thunberg has inspired “school strike for climate” on Fridays around the world and the movement is growing bigger every week. A book of some of her speeches just came out titledNo One Is Too Small To Make A Difference.
The film I wrote about in the Spring Issue is now playing in cities across the country including Seattle, San Diego, Minneapolis, DC, Chicago, Austin, Philly, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Denver and hopefully in a theater near you.
Regenerative agriculture is a new movement on the rise
Farmers across the country are turning the agriculture industry in a more sustainable direction.
Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems. It focuses on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting carbon biosequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil
Washington is the first state to allow human composting
Washington is officially the first state to offer human composting as a substitute for cremation or burial. The state’s legislature just passed a bill that makes it legal for companies to offer composting of human remains. Lawmakers hope the new initiative will cut down on waste and carbon emissions typically associated with traditional burials. Although it may sound strange, human composting could be a viable alternative to traditional burials in cities across the United States where grave spaces are limited. People have been practicing human composting, also known as natural organic reduction, for a long time.
Yvon Chouinard has published a new book
The iconic founder of Patagonia, has written a very personal book that is featured in this summer issue!
Sources: Patagonia.com, Inhabitat.com, CNN.com, Independent.com and facebook.com/gretathunbergsweden