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The Greening – Friday Update

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Welcome! You’re reading the very first JoAnnChateau.com “Friday Update.” Expect an end-of-the-week review of our new posts and updates, and other pertinent news and views that surround a particular theme. For instance, this week’s theme is “The Greening.” We’ll look at the week’s green news, as well as some timeless green views.

Friday, May 24, 2019

I am in love with this green Earth.

~ Charles Lamb

Green Presidential Candidates

The Progressive Candidates List of 2020: Medicare 4 All & No Corp Money! has been updated to include Green Party presidential candidates.

The Green Party is no longer the alternative, the Green Party is the imperative

~ Rosa Clemente

Rosa Clemente was the VP running mate of Green Party 2008 Presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney. Clemente may be biased about her party; is it really an imperative? What do you think about the Green Party, here in the United States? Would you vote for a Green presidential candidate in 2020?

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Green Lifestyle

May is National Bike Month. “Pump the peddles” for exercise and to save the planet.

A new UK study shows that a shorter work week is a win-win for both mental health AND the environment.

EcoWatch explores ethical shopping — the who, what, why, and where of shopping according to values that support a sustainable environment, animal welfare, or fairly treated workers. Data suggests that “voting with your dollar works.”

Growing your own veggies? That’s green! But maybe you have too much rhubarb and no broccoli? Try the Cropswap phone app to find other local gardeners who’ll swap produce with you.

Enjoying live theater is a low-carbon activity, but Broadway plays may be greener that you’d expect.

Launched in 2008, the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices on Broadway and beyond.

~ Broadway Green Alliance

Green & Vegan

Going vegan is going green — and, instead of a sacrifice, it’s delicious! Take a look at the menu below. You’ll be drooling.

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Green Activism

May 24 – Students and workers all over the world are joining the Global Strike for Climate. Go to Fridays for Future to get details. Please let us know in the comments if you’re part of the strike, and what it’s like.

A map of the Global Climate Strikes of May 24, 2019

As 350.org points out, “a climate emergency deserves ACTION!”

The Green New Deal

Despite conservative and establishment resistance to the Green New Deal, everyone’s talking about how it should work. Do you think we’ll hammer out the details, and actually set it in motion?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez informs critics of the Green New Deal of what is “too much” for her.

“Let me tell you what’s “too much” for me.” ~ AOC

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