Paul Tukey, A true Green Renegade!
Paul, is a calm yet passionate green activist. Having been affected personally by chemicals commonly used on lawns he can communicate his message not only using facts from his research but also his personal experiences. If your goal is to have a garden that is free of harmful pesticides and fertilizers please continue reading.
The team at A Cup of Green had the opportunity to showcase Paul and his team from SafeLawns.org to share their incredible message and film A Chemical Reaction with the locals here in South Florida.
People were incredibly moved and shocked through out... Read More
by Angie Aller
Amy Becerra, might not be Michelle Obama, but she certainly should have the same rights to grow in her own back yard as Michelle, no? Well the The Weston Hills/North Hills Homeowners Association begs to differ.
Last Wednesday Amy went to court to fight for her right to keep her organic garden. If she looses the case against her, she will be forced to pay a fine of $100 per DAY that her garden remains in her yard. The argument form the HOA is it goes against community uniformity. I can see and understand both sides of the... Read More
One year after his death, he still encourages fitness for all
Jack LaLanne dedicated his life to encouraging people to better themselves through nutrition and exercise. Widely referred to as "The Godfather of Fitness", LaLanne once joked "I can't afford to die. It would wreck my image." Although he did die, he truly lived his life well and left a legacy that all people can learn from.
AKA François Henri LaLanne
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Location of death: Morro Bay, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Jack LaLanne was a juvenile delinquent, once attacking his brother with an axe, and setting his family's house... Read More
Mapping Mortality, a series that examines air pollution
Kudos to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for their December series, Mapping mortality, that examines air pollution in Western Pennsylvania.
The series is based on a yearlong Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigation which spotlights that air pollution problems in western Pennsylvania remain far from being solved. For eight days, the series features a specific topic regarding pollution and how its affecting the area and people.
DAY ONE: THERE'S A LOT OF DEATH OUT THERE - The region at risk
DAY TWO: 'CLUSTERS' OF DEATH - Neighbors see patterns of illness, death
DAY THREE: NO FEAR OF PENALTIES - The... Read More