Feed Your Mind: Get Summer 2017 Magazine

 

clean water

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

CLAIRFIELD, Tenn. — On the northern slope of Cooper Ridge – a long, low-slung rise in Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains – sits the 127-year-old Hatfield Cemetery, a well-maintained strip of flower-adorned plots where gravestones older than a century sit next to still-fresh graves. Bright pink ribbons hang in the tree branches surrounding the cemetery, marking 100 feet from […]

Bui Cong Tuong – A Poet Fights for Environmental Justice

Bui Cong Tuong – A Poet Fights for Environmental Justice

Hero’s name: Bui Cong Tuong Home city: San Diego Organization affiliation: Environmental Health Coalition Why this person is a Community Hero: “Bui Cong Tuong became one of Environmental Health Coalition’s newest members after graduating from SALTA, our community leadership program. Upon graduation he made a promise to his community: ‘By all means necessary, I will […]

Hope in a Bottle

Hope in a Bottle

When Myrna Sifuentes goes grocery shopping, there’s one thing that’s almost always on her list: water. Her household of five goes through three cases of bottled water per month. “I try to go to SAM’s Club so I get a better deal,” she said. Like pretty much everyone in Tornillo, Texas, a border town of about […]

Appalachian Residents Sue EPA, Calling for Clean Water

Appalachian Residents Sue EPA, Calling for Clean Water

  Residents concerned about clean water in Appalachia are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and asking for a response to past petitions arguing that Kentucky and West Virginia have failed to regulate “harmful” pollution caused by mountaintop removal coal mining. The legal action was filed on Jan. 7 by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) […]

Ark. Groups Celebrate ‘Grassroots Victory’ for Clean Water

Ark. Groups Celebrate ‘Grassroots Victory’ for Clean Water

Residents concerned about water quality in Arkansas are hailing the repeal of a law and the protection of what one community leader calls some of the “cleanest freshwater streams and lakes” in the country. The Arkansas state Legislature on Oct. 19 voted to repeal Act 954, which had stripped the classification of potential drinking water […]

Jeff Chalan – ‘On This Earth to Guide My Kids’ (VIDEO)

Jeff Chalan – ‘On This Earth to Guide My Kids’ (VIDEO)

Dad’s Name: Jeff Chalan Home City: Cochiti Pueblo Nation (in the Southwest) Organization Affiliation: Cochiti Pueblo Nation Community Participation: Native American rights, poverty, environmental justice Why This Person Is Being Honored: “Jeff Chalan, a member of the Cochiti Pueblo Nation, was profiled in the 2010 Equal Voice documentary, ‘Raising Hope.’ He and his wife have three […]