.@CleanAirMoms Demand Clean Air from #Senate
In May, the EPA closed loopholes at oil refineries which allowed Clean Air Act exemptions during start up, shut down or malfunction. Coincidentally (or not), the American Petroleum Institute recently launched a new primetime ad implying that they’re too strapped for cash to clean up pollution. But facts from the Moms Clean Air Force, which just launched a Clean Air for Kids petition, puts that in perspective: Big Oil is drowning Congress in lobbying money.
Do You Need Smog Protection?
This guest post is from the Moms Clean Air Force, an amazing non-profit organization fighting for our kids’ health. Take a minute to sign their petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children from smog, then read more about why taking action on smog protection is so important–especially for the most vulnerable among us.
Body by Vegan
A few years ago, a friend forwarded me a picture of Alicia Silverstone. The subject line was simple: body by vegan. It got my attention. Because even though I try to exercise two or three times a week, there remains that stubborn five pounds of fat that took hold right below my belly button while I was pregnant and never came off. Now I know that I’m active and healthy, and I knock wood daily for that. But there is a vain teenager inside of every woman. And on the day that my friend sent me Alicia Silverstone’s picture, that teen spoke up. I wanted to have a body by…
5 Tips to Fight Air Pollution—And Asthma
There’s nothing Southern California weather, with its nearly 300 days of sunshine. But here’s one teensy-tiny drawback to the cloudless skies and general lack of atmospheric commotion: The clearer and calmer the weather, the more we Angelenos hear the freeway. And the more we think about air pollution. Now, some people aren’t bothered by the sound of the freeway. I have a friend who claims to simply imagine that she lives closer to the beach and is hearing the distant sound of crashing waves. She says the constant flow of freeway traffic noise is easily tuned out. Except I can’t tune it out. I obsess over it. To me, the freeway…