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 Dale J. Harrington
This is the second of my articles on the importance of recycling. In the first article, I identified some of the many products created from recycled materials. This post identifies some additional ones. Examples include: food containers, tote bags, small cork coasters, paper towels, paper plates, napkins,...Read More »
by Anne Foreman
These days, all the attention about saving the planet is focused on protecting the earth’s natural resources and stopping climate change. Why isn’t attention also focusing on the other side of the equation? For example, how many people can the earth sustain? Why has overpopulation disappeared as a concern?...Read More »
By Wayne Lanier, Ph.D.
Your average five-year-old in the West Texas oil fields knows the “geology of oil.” His family is probably in the business, so he knows about oil. He knows the history of West Texas about as well as a college geology major. Most of us don’t, so I...Read More »
As greenhouse gasses decrease, earth’s health with increase
By Jim Ware
If you are at all concerned about climate change, you have, like me, frequently uttered the phrase, “Somebody should do something about it.”
Several years ago, a good friend commented, “One day I woke up and realized, ‘I am someone.'” Then...Read More »
By Karen Perkins
A San Francisco jury recently awarded DeWayne Johnson $289 million from Monsanto Chemical Corporation. Johnson was a Benicia Public School groundskeeper. He has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer. For years he applied Monsanto’s product, Roundup/glyphosate, on school grounds.
The jury found Roundup/glyphosate, “having been a substantial factor in...Read More »