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What’s Happening to the Bees?

Each bee visits about 1,500 hundred flowers per day. They pollinate 80% of the world’s plants, which makes them responsible for about 30% of the food we eat (1). Without bees, we would not have honey, beeswax, oilseeds, or most of the fruits and vegetables we know and love. On [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Comments Off on What’s Happening to the Bees?

Grassroots Green Hero: Save Our County’s Alonzo Spencer!

Alonzo Spencer, president of Save Our County, speaks during a demonstration at City Hall decrying a hazardous waste incinerator run by Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The EPA had recently detailed serious and repeated pollution violations. Citizens have fought the presence and operation [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Grassroots Green Hero: Save Our County’s Alonzo Spencer!

Let’s Stand with Standing Rock

Photo Credits: Alex Cohen of Soul Much Water. The time for action is always now! In case you haven't heard, here's a brief rundown of what's happening at the Dakota Access Pipeline. This movement is often referred to as the NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline. The Army Corps [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Let’s Stand with Standing Rock

Local STL Group Gets Politicians to Respond

Towards the end of August, Just Moms STL hosted two candidate forums about the West Lake Landfill with a combined attendance of 120 different community members. Both events invited the candidates from the Democratic and Republican Party in races for Congress, the Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the [...]

By |September 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Local STL Group Gets Politicians to Respond

CHEJ’s Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership

For years, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice has been mentoring a movement, empowering people and preventing harm   to  human health caused by exposure to environmental threats. Included in this work is CHEJ's Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership. Started in 2002, this program targets  students in schools [...]

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We hosted a Candidate Forum in St. Louis that empowered constituents and held politicians accountable this election season.

Just Moms Co-Founder Karen Nickel happily maintains control of the microphone while Sam Page, democrat running to maintain his seat for County Councilmen of District 2 responds to questions about West Lake. This past Thursday, August 18th, members of the St. Louis community came together to hold their [...]

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Grassroots Green Hero: Susie Quinn

We have not lost, until we quit. Susie Quinn from Torch Can Do, at a group rally last November. The group assembled in summer 2015 to respond to an injection well and frack-waste-handling operation in Torch, Ohio. In the first three quarters of 2015, injection wells in Torch and surrounding [...]

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With Federal State of Emergency Over, What’s Next for Flint?

Just yesterday, the federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan over lead-contaminated water expired. What comes next for a community continuing to deal with a public health crisis? Residents in Flint have been understandably concerned about the August 14th deadline, as Michigan Radio reports. President Obama declared a Federal State [...]

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