Action Alert: Label GMOs in Nevada!

Say NO to GMO foods!

Your help is needed to pass BDR 955, a bill to label genetically engineered foods in Nevada!  This bill would give Nevadans the right to know if genetically modified organisms are in our food, and to be able to make informed decisions when purchasing food for our families. It is an unfortunate fact that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are now commonly found in much of our food supply. ... Read More

Green Building Attacked by Chemical Industry

LEED Gold plaque in a public building in Nevada.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead No doubt you’ve seen that famous quote before. It is a powerful and simple truth. One such group of thoughtful, committed citizens has changed the construction industry forever. Though small in its inception, the U.S. Green Building Council ... Read More

Dangerous Fireworks – Time to Move On

Done with fireworks. Good health is more important.

What is it about our species that makes it so difficult for us to change? Sometimes, no matter how obvious it may be and despite all the logic in the world, it is still not enough. Some traditions are so ingrained in our collective psyche that they are almost invisible to us - it’s just what we do. But why? Traditional customs are like stories we’ve heard from birth that have become a part of our ... Read More

Health: People and Planet

Every home should have a library. It doesn’t even have to be an entire room; just a special place to keep your books will do, or perhaps it’s simply a cozy spot to read your latest treasure from the public library. The point is to value the experience of reading good books. A library is potentially the greenest part of any home. The knowledge contained in books can profoundly transform lives ... Read More

A Breath of Fresh Air

There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air, especially on one of those rare mornings following an overnight storm that scoured the valley, purging the smog and ushering in sharp, clear vistas. It usually doesn’t take long for the views to soften again as particulates, chemicals, exhaust and other contaminants begin to reestablish the haze. Addressing the issue of air pollution is important to our ... Read More