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GREEN ROUNDUP - “The Future Lies Ahead”

For a species that literally owes its remarkable evolutionary success over time to its social behavior and its many innovations (we have rightly been called “The Self-Made Man” by the anthropologist Jonathan Kingdon), we have been very slow to recognize, much less respond to what can fairly be called an existential survival crisis.  Some 99 percent of all the species that have ever evolved are now extinct. We may soon join them. Unless…

PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – October 2021

At PR for People The Connector, we  encourage people to act as a stewards to protect this great gift of life that we have been given. And we also promise to make our voices heard whenever possible. In this month’s issue, we present the voices of people who are grappling with the reality of climate change.

Notes from the road: The Holocaust of Trees

Patricia Vaccarino writes about the changing climate in the Pacific Northwest and its impact on the great trees that gave the Evergreen State its name and reputation.

Environmental Justice for All

   “Pollution-by-zip code” has been practiced for more than half a century by some of America’s largest industries, and by the regulatory agencies that are charged with their permitting and oversight. Communities of color, tribal and indigenous communities, and economically depressed areas long have been targeted as sites for chemical plants, refineries, pipelines, landfills – the kinds of enterprises that generate toxic waste. 

Building the Whale Trail

Take a journey along the whale trail to encounter the majesty of orca whales. Barbara Lloyd McMichael has written an outstanding feature article about Donna Sandstrom, who was appointed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the Southern Resident Orca Task Force. In this instance, “Southern Residents” refers to an extended orca clan, comprising several pods, that sometimes travel together in the Pacific Northwest.  Donna Sandstrom is also the executive director of The Whale Trail, a nonprofit that encourages whale-watching from shoreline sites.