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Imaginary Heroes, Real World Change: Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade

When 9-year old Josie Garcia meets Frozey the polar bear, it’s love at first sight. And when Josie learns that polar bears are threatened by climate change, she researches the issue, gets advice from her beloved abuelita, and then creates a way for her and other kids to make a...

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Big Wins with The Story of Stuff!

September 23, 2014 It has been a busy few months for The Story of Stuff Project, and we want to let you in on everything that we have accomplished in the past few months. We have been working hard to write our own Story — one involving all of our...

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Are College Students Sleeping With Toxic Flame Retardants?

By Joan Blades My daughter is going to college this fall and we are getting ready. Her school recommended a number of items for her dorm which we dutifully purchased. Having worked on getting toxic flame retardants out of the foam in our couches over the past several years, it...

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Choking the Oceans With Plastic

By Charles J. Moore | New York Times LOS ANGELES — The world is awash in plastic. It’s in our cars and our carpets, we wrap it around the food we eat and virtually every other product we consume; it has become a key lubricant of globalization — but it’s...

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