• Memorializing Forests of the Pacific Northwest

    MEMORIALIZING FORESTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST If you come to Oregon or Washington today, you might question why I’m commemorating something that seems so alive and present. Ahh, you’re seeing the trees but not the forest. Look closer. The original forests, while dominated visually by trees, were alive with diverse vegetation and animal life. The […]

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  • Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides

    Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides Chemical herbicides cause many pathological conditions in humans (infertility, immune problems, cancers), are contributing to the rapid extinction of many species, denature soil, and penetrate to the water table endangering the entire ecosystem (see DANGERS OF GLYPHOSATE). Dandelions and many other plants that Americans consider weeds support insects […]

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  • Dangers of Glyphosate

    Dangers of Glyphosate Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is the key ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals routinely sprayed in industrial farming and on forest clearcuts, because it’s the most cost-effective way to prevent “competition” by weeds. Glyphosate went on the market in […]

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  • Rights of Nature

    Rights of Nature In the United States of America, nature has no rights. Nature has no agency. Nature has no standing in a court of law. This comes as a surprise to many of us. This is the result of the common paradigm we have in this country—the belief that nature is property.  A property […]

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  • History of Kitsap Environmental Coalition

    A year ago, during the first week of August in 2018, Hansville resident Randi Strong-Peterson  discovered that Pope Resources had a permit to aerially spray pesticides over 331 acres of recently clear cut forest owned by Pope in north Kitsap County. Randi posted a Facebook notice and Hansville resident Pam Keeley responded. The two met […]

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