Today my twelve-year-old daughter and I joined hundreds of men, women and children at Brayton Point, a coal-fired power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts. We were with Mothers Out Front and 350.org; we were with an angry mother from West Virginia coal country; we were in a community that deserves not to be the seat ofContinue reading “A day for outrage, a year for exponential change”
Here in the Greater Boston area we’ve just had a discharge of the combined sewer overflow system due to recent heavy rains. This affects the entire Mystic River watershed of which the Alewife Brook watershed is a part. The announcement of the overflow comes at a time when I need a reminder of the reasons why IContinue reading “Dragonflies and Damselflies and Algae, Oh My!”
Michael Rich (Ask the Mediatrician) is at the podium at The Center for Commercial-Free Childhood’s summit this morning. Here are my notes: •as of 2010, 75 percent of kids age 0-1 in the U.S. watch DVDs •CCFC was able to prove that what babies learn from television…is how to watch television •What does the growingContinue reading “Dr. Michael Rich at CCFC’s Consuming Kids Summit: A Liveblog”
Yet more shilling for the Harvard Museum of Natural History…seriously, these look like terrific programs. Kids’ classes, clubs, and programs – Harvard Museum of Natural History.