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Brynn Furey
Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Associate

Energy saving tips that are written in the stars

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Brynn Furey
Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Associate

Stealing your energy and the TPIN costume contest trophy

Congress needs to safeguard this natural wonder by preventing copper mining on nearby federal lands and waters. 

Each year, 1 million acres of boreal forest is cut in Canada, much of it turned into pulp that is used for tissue products. This threatens wildlife and puts incredible pressure on our changing climate. 

Traditional techniques in sustainable farming can play a role in protecting pollinators from overwhelming declines

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

John Muir was among the early advocates for preserving the Tongass National Forest. Teddy Roosevelt declared it a national forest — America's largest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion is owed to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.