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VIDEO: USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson On Earth Day

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Letterman: Are you [the EPA] concerned with climate change? That doesn’t come under your heading or does it?

Jackson: Oh Absolutely we’re concerned with climate change. Absolutely.

Letterman: And there’s nothing we can do about that really is there? [laughter]

Jackson: I personally don’t think it’s hopeless. I think we need to move. I think we need to act.

Letterman: It’s hopeless. Absolutely. When you see the president tell him I said, it’s hopeless. [laughter]

Here’s 3 videos featuring the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson for Earth Day. Continue reading

QUOTE: Rapper Master P on BP’s Oil Spill


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It’s definitely something that’s another tragedy for our community. [You] have to realize we have to prepare for this but, you never know when something like the oil spill will happen.”

“It’s out of control and it’s killing the animals and the business people that do fishing in that area. People don’t realize how this is it’s going to effect the entire country.” ~Percy “Master P” Miller as told to AllHipHop.com

I’m glad a New Orleans rapper can make a statement like this that shows concern for animals and business people as well as well as looking at a bigger picture. So often this BP oil leak is described as some type of local problem. Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Pesticides, ADHD and BP’s Oil Spill

Here’s my hypothesis: BP’s oil spill will lead to rising ADHD cases in children.

BP’s April 20th massive oil spill is an environmental disaster with effects reaching much farther out than just the Gulf region. With wildlife refuges and major bird migration stopovers in the way of the oil spill the destruction of their habitats will have ramifications for many of us.

Birds eat insects. Continue reading

The Source Magazine’s “Green Issue”

The Source has released their “Green Issue” this month with Method Man, Ghostface and Raekwon on the cover alternating with J. Cole.

I actually found out about this trough Majora Carter on Twitter who had this to say:

I’m still trying to figure out what “green” means in this instance other than the color scheme. No mention of anything dealing with the environment on the cover. Maybach’s and iPad’s aren’t very green. I haven’t heard back from The Source yet. I also haven’t bought The Source magazine this millennium. Continue reading

SO FRESH AND SO GREEN’S TOP 5 POSTS OF 2009

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Happy New Year and Happy Independence Day to All the Haitians out there. We here at sofreshandsogreen.com we are excited about this new year. So here’s a look back at last year’s greatest hits just before we jump into what’s in store for 2010.

Homelessness Sucks: Carteret Island Climate Change Refugees
Victims of climate change make it a not so abstract concept in this post full of images to illustrate the point.

Hello World! Welcome To So Fresh And So Green.com
There’s a nice intro to the site in this post.

An Interview With DJ C-Reality: He’s Not Just A DJ, He’s A Hip Hop Purist Part 1 and Part 2
One of my favorite interviews with one of my favorite DJs.

An Interview With Josh Goldstein- Artist and NYC Bodega Enthusiast
Part 1
and Part 2

Here’s 2 for the price off 1. It’s been a big 2009 for Josh Goldstein and it was a pleasure to have a Q&A with him.

Is Cookie Monster Now Veggie Monster?
One of our most popular posts attempts to answer the question once and for all: Is Cookie Monster Now Veggie Monster?

Here’s a few honorable mention posts:

Graffiti Taxonomy Project

My confession about where my commitment to nature comes from: Madam Toussaint as a Treehugger

Special thanks to Marthalicia for her participation in Marthalicia Matarrita On Being An Artist In The Military

What does Ghostface have to do with overfishing? Find out in Overfishing Slows In Some Areas But Continues In Others

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Economists Say Climate Change Is Bad For The Economy

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The economy is in trouble, but we already knew that. So what’s new? Well, 144 top economists were surveyed by the New York University School of Law and most agree climate change is a threat to the United States and the global economy.

84% of those surveyed agreed the effects of greenhouse gases on the environment present a “clear and present danger” to those economies.

Most also agreed the sectors hardest hit would be the agriculture, followed by fishing and forestry.

This may sound harmless but if agriculture takes a serious hit we will have problems feeding ourselves… I mean even more than the problems we are currently having feeding ourselves.

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Economists’ responses to the statement: “The environmental effects of greenhouse-gas emissions, as described by leading scientific experts, create significant risks to important sectors of the United States and global economy.”

Senators continue to debate whether or not climate change is a threat. Sadly is seems we are still in the Bush era of fact equals opinion, particularly when it comes to science.

So what about a solution? Continue reading

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