Protecting our Babies and Belugas from Arctic Drilling - by Raffi Cavoukian For 40 years I’ve been a children’s troubadour, best known for “Baby Beluga”—a song I’ve shared in concert with fans all across America. To this day, kids continue to inspire me. They speak freely from the heart, expressing pure joy, calling out an injustice, or asking a question. And they ask the best questions! Thinking of my young fans, I reacted strongly to a critical decision made this week affecting the fate of … [Read more...]
Celebrating Earth Day with the ClimateStore!
Happy earth day everyone!!! How will you celebrate? This tree hugging gal will most likely celebrate by digging in some dirt and planting some things...pretty much what I have been doing all week. It never gets old seeing what I can create with good soil, sunshine, and organic, non GMO seeds. I was going to plant a tree but we "might" be moving soon and I would hate to plant a tree that I won't be around to enjoy, so flowers and veggies it will be. On a larger scale, beyond my own backyard … [Read more...]
Obama Outlines National Plan for Climate Change – Is it Enough?
When the news started pouring in that President Obama was making a major announcement about climate change today I was unsure what to think at first. My feelings about his performance this term have been rather lukewarm. He hasn't done anything to stand up to Monsanto and their stranglehold on this country and he hasn't done nearly enough lately on green issues such as climate change and clean air. I was especially hoping for more action on this after the Forward on Climate rally in DC this past … [Read more...]
My EPIC Movie Premiere Experience and Review
This past weekend I had the great pleasure of seeing the new animated film EPIC (released today). My nine year old daughter and I traveled to Manhattan for the "green carpet" premiere with the team from Energy Star. I am in the middle of the above photo along with some of my online and IRL friends... Shane at Environmental Booty, Lori at Groovy Green Livin, Diane at Big Green Purse, and Leigh Ann of Green 4 U. I simply adore these ladies! It's always exciting when a new eco themed movie comes … [Read more...]
My Experience with the Forward on Climate Rally in DC
This past weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the largest climate change rally in the history of the US. Some are saying it ended up being one of the largest environmental rallies in history as well. It was a humbling experience to march on Washington and stand united with others who share my concern for the environment and my frustration that progress on climate change has been virtually nonexistent. It was a doubly wonderful experience because I was able to take my 12 year old son … [Read more...]