Straight Talk with Tom: The Soul of Money

The Soul of Money

I just finished reading Lynn Twist’s book, The Soul of Money, and it is one of the most inspirational messages I’ve ever read.  In this book, Lynn talks extensively about our perception of money — individually, in our families, and…

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Connecting the Dots: Breast Cancer and Office Paper

For many, October marks the end of summer, the beginning of numerous holidays, and of course, good food. But, did you know that October also marks the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month? According to the Breast Cancer Fund, breast cancer impacts the lives of nearly one in seven women in the U.S. annually, and has increased in men by 25% in the last quarter century alone.

At this point, you are probably asking what breast cancer has to do with Dolphin Blue, a provider of eco-friendly office supplies. Well the answer is simple. Everything.

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Air Pollution: Killing People, Killing Life-Supporting Earth

When any given person dies because of respiratory problems, it is probably not possible to trace the cause of death specifically to smog-producing ozone in the air. Even so, statistical studies show increases in mortality and morbidity are correlated with increases in ozone in the air. There is no doubt that high levels of ozone kill some people and make many others sick.

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Heroes of Sustainability: David Orr

David Orr

For all the work he’s done lecturing at hundreds of campuses; serving as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Washington, Ball State University, and others; and penning books, including 1991’s Ecological Literacy, which is still widely used at colleges across the country, Orr knows there’s still much more to be done.

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Heroes of Sustainability: Diane Wilson

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Diane Wilson didn’t set out to be an eco-outlaw. She wasn’t planning to be an activist, an author, or a protester — and certainly not someone who saw the inside of a jail cell as an inmate. The fourth-generation shrimper from Texas was just concerned about the pollution in her county and wanted to have a community discussion about it.

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Heroes of Sustainability: Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is generally credited with writing the first book to warn the general public about global warming, 1989’s The End of Nature, but his contributions to environmentalism hardly stop there. His latest efforts are geared toward 350.org, an international campaign with the goal of…

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