Sustainable Rossmoor is a regular contributor to the Rossmoor News through our column, Earth Matters. Past authors include Bob Hanson, Dr. Wayne B. Lanier, Carol Weed, Tom Stewart, Susan Clark, Barb Coenen, and many others. We are proud of our members and enthusiastically highlight their commitment to educating and advocating for a more sustainable world.
By James Ware
It’s hard to be an optimist these days.
The United States is mired in cultural division, dissension and downright anger. The Trump Administration has pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord. Administration appointees seem intent on attacking our environment just about every day. The Administration is trying to...Read More »
By Joy Danzig
Is the food we buy safe to eat? Is food containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) really safe for consumption? Are organically grown foods worth the additional cost? Why aren’t food producers required to disclose GMO related information on food labels?
There is an on-going debate around the subject of...Read More »
By Brad Waite
The use of plastics has created increasingly harmful effects across the globe.
A previous Earth Matters post (see “Plastics: A Two-Edged Sword“), pointed out plastic takes, on average, about 400 years to degrade. As plastic degrades, it continually emits greenhouse gases, especially methane, the primary cause of climate change....Read More »
by Judith Schumacher-Jennings
As sea levels rise, the water beneath our feet will be rising too. Rising oceans will punish shorelines hit by increasingly powerful storms. Salt water will inundate rivers further upstream. The rising seas will also push groundwater closer to the surface, exacerbating flooding throughout coastal regions, like the...Read More »
By Jennifer Mu
Politicians love to use “drain the swamp” as a campaign slogan. It’s beyond frustration when I hear on the news the repeated chanting of “drain the swamp” by politicians. Sadly, it perpetuates the popular misconception that swamps are wastelands and of little use. The truth is, swamps, wetlands...Read More »