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Understanding the Pipeline Spill and What To Do About It

It's #ThoughtfulThursday. Enjoy our hand-picked selection of resources to ignite and inspire. Earlier this week, I shared about the pipeline construction and tragic spill in our area northeast Ohio county. The good news is that the spill did not contain toxic chemicals, rather it was naturally occurring bentonite clay used as drill lubricant. The bad news: too much of a good thing is still not good. Like salt is great on tortilla chips but not in your drinking water. Or snow is awesome for making snowmen but deadly in an avalanche. This has left a lot of us feeling powerless...

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On pipelines and pipedreams

On pipelines and pipedreams

It's #MotivationMonday! Enjoy this week's reflection on becoming an everyday activist to protect our precious planet at home, in our community, and beyond. This month we look at how to celebrate Earth Day Every Day. This week, 2 million gallons of drilling fluid was spilled into a wetland, thankfully not into the river, in our northeast Ohio county.  Many of my neighbors, myself included, are asking: What's in a pipeline?  The oil and gas companies are skilled at touting the benefits. In Stark County, we’ve been quoted the promise is jobs, energy security, and increased financial stability.  Of all the fossil fuel energy options...

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A Special Collaboration: Earth Day to Mother's Day

A Special Collaboration: Earth Day to Mother's Day

We're taking a brief break from our usual #ThoughtfulThursday Tools for Inspiration to share some exciting news. Earth Day 2017 is just two days away! How are you going to participate and celebrate? This year, we're teaming up with our friends at Northern Pine Co, an Indianapolis-based adventure apparel company, to offer you, moms, and our amazing planet a little something special. Introducing We hope you find many ways get outside, enjoy nature, and "Love Your Mother" this spring.  SHOP REDBUDSUDS SHOP NORTHERN PINE CO   We can do good on our own; together we can do more. We're here to help...

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