Environment Category

Last summer, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography teamed up with Project Kaisei to form SEAPLEX, a 20-day expedition to gather data about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a massive whirlpool-like current between North America and Asia that’s filled with trash. SEAPLEX sought to develop a better understanding of the size of the garbage patch, its […]

Sound Off: Transportation Alternatives

In: Environment, Fuel, Obama, Politics

X-Posted TBLJ clipped from www.facebook.com Photo courtesy of J.P. Griffin In case you haven’t been paying attention. There is a gas shortage in the South and the city of Atlanta, and I am guessing here, was the hardest hit, leaving tons of Gas stations without fuel. Mainly for three reasons; One, there was already a […]

This Tu B’Shvat, 60 Seattle-ites gathered to reclaim and re-direct another Jewish tradition. Using the Jewish Voice for Peace Tu B’Shvat Haggadah for Healing and Reparation, the Seattle Chapter of JVP kicked off a new national campaign: Trees of Reconciliation. With the goal of planting 3000 trees in the Jenin-Nablus-Salfit triangle of the occupied West […]

Give it up for The Jew and the Carrot who are giving us some serious holiday love, including Tu B’shvat seders in…yes, I know not surprising…New York and San Francisco. We’ve got one for you in Seattle, but definitely let us know what’s going on in your small towns, street corners, downtown bars, back roads, […]

Dependence Day

In: Dioxins, Environment, JVoices

For a bit of irony on Independence Day, watch this video of a moving speech about our dependence: I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I know I want you to realize: neither do you. You don’t know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer. You don’t know […]

A Torah Queeries essay by Marisa James Shabbat Behar-Behukotai Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34 22 Iyyar 5767 The teachings in this week’s paired parshiyot, Behar and Behukotai, are meant to prevent us from becoming greedy. At the beginning of Behar, literally “in the mountain? at Sinai, the first thing God tells Moses is “When you enter […]

One of the things that I love about new media is that sometimes you still get to see at least part of events you weren’t able to make it to in person. With that, I saw today that the Applied Research Center has posted some videos and summaries from their latest conference, “Facing Race”. The […]

I honestly can’t remember now what I was searching for online when I first stumbled on this website. I’d never heard of Green Burial before, but being an environmentalist as well as someone who believes in planning ahead, I was intrigued. By the time I’d finished reading through all of the very extensive information on […]

Endometriosis Awareness Month

In: Dioxins, Environment, Health

A year ago, I had no idea what endometriosis was. After months of rather successfully attempting to ignore that I was having pelvic pain, I finally went to Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in April. Thanks to the impeccable care of Jennifer Johnson, who I recommend to anyone and everyone in NY, I was diagnosed incredibly […]