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Wordless Wednesday: Do You Recycle?

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I recently read that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, 66% of the stuff we trash every day could be recycled. Unfortunately, only about 25% is actually being recycled in the United States. Part of that has to do with the fact that just because you put it in the recycle bin doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll get recycled. Say what? Well it all depends on whether you know what you’re doing (did you know pizza boxes are NOT recyclable?) andRead More ...

Local Waterways Putting Latino Families At Risk

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In the past months, Roxana and I have been pouring over tons of information that is making our eyes open up to the dangers associated with air pollution and mercury contamination. What has us the most worried, and motivated to act and raise awareness, is the fact that Latinos are particularly vulnerable to the effects of bad air quality because of the communities´ tendency to live in areas with high levels of pollution. Now, a new study released by theRead More ...

IF I CAN BE AN ACTIVIST, SO CAN YOU ¡SI SE PUEDE!

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I admit I feel very weird referring to myself as an activist or advocate of any sort.  I come from a society that believes that as a woman “calladita te ves mejor” (the quieter you are the better you look). I believed it my whole life. I’ve never spoken up publicly for things I truly believe in.  I am completely illiterate when it comes to rallying up support to call, email and/or, much less, visit our representatives to voice myRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Coal, It Does a Body Harm

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Pretty messed up, right? But it is totally true. Before I joined the Moms Clean Air Force, I didn’t know much about the devastating effects of coal-fired power plants — especially when it comes to the Latino population. If you care about the quality of the air our children breath in every day, then I urge you to support the work of MCAF. There are lots of things you can do to get involved from tweeting with us to writingRead More ...

6 Books to Encourage Clean Air in Our Homes

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I wished I could say I live a totally green and eco life.  I can, however, say I try and try and am conscious about waste and recycling.  Anyone who knows me can tell you I did try cloth diapers, but failed, and that I am the plastic bottle and paper plates, cups, etc police. It´s so easy to carry around your own water and refill it. Why the need to buy cases of plastic bottles that fill up theRead More ...

A Mother’s Day Gift…for my Niños

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Queridos hijos, I’ve never been one to care too much about celebrations like Mother’s Day. I feel they are way too commercialized and too much effort is put into material gifts. Plus, my dad — your abuelito — used to say that Mother’s Day is everyday! But I guess you’re too young to understand any of that. You’re also still too young to understand the perilous state of our planet. But, I’m not. I’ve called earth home much longer thanRead More ...

Do You Really Know What Dirty Air Tastes Like? I Do

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Once upon my life I lived in South Beach only blocks away from the turquoise Caribbean Sea.  One day, I got tired of the calmness and beauty of it all and decided I was ready to embrace a bit of chaos in my life. You know, wanting to grow up and all that.  This was before I hit my Thirties. So, I sold everything I had, packed my bags and moved to Mexico City. Just like that. Against everyone´s advice thatRead More ...

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