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6 Reasons to Act Today for Clean Air in Arizona

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It’s no secret that reducing air pollution creates a host of benefits for human health and the environment. But what does it mean in real terms when a coal plant cleans up its act and spews fewer particulates into the air? It’s not just a theoretical question for communities surrounding the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. This power plant is [...]

Posted on: January 2 2014
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Batteries Not Included: Why Toys R Us Got It Wrong

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By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications Play is the work of childhood. It’s so vital and fulfilling an activity that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has recognized the right of every child to play—it’s that essential to the healthy development of young people everywhere. One other thing about play: For all but the most recent [...]

Posted on: November 7 2013
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GirlTrek Takes On National Parks and Helps Black Women and Girls Take Back Their Health

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By Sandria M. Washington, GirlTrek Volunteer Leader During the month of August, black women and girls from across the country laced up their boots and stepped out to walk in national parks as part of GirlTrek’s Summer Trek Series, a partnership with the National Park Service to support “Healthy Parks, Healthy People.” GirlTrek, a national nonprofit and health organization that [...]

Posted on: September 19 2013
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Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding the Largest Urban National Park for Green Justice

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By Ramya Sivasubramanian, Assistant Director and Counsel with The City Project The Santa Monica Mountains are L.A.’s backyard, but for children of color living in poverty with no access to a car, they may as well be worlds away. Expanding the largest urban national park in the country and creating adequate public transportation to the park will bring this resource to all [...]

Posted on: January 15 2013
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Get Healthy in the Parks—Five Events to Keep You Motivated

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Did you kick off the new year with a resolution to get more exercise? Me too. With such wide-ranging health benefits— from lowering stress to improving brain function to getting a better night’s sleep—it’s no wonder so many of us start January by putting on our workout gear. (All that carbo-loading in December helps, too!) So join the club—but maybe [...]

Posted on: January 10 2013
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