Author Archives: Pam Lazos

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful

Groundswell Rising!

A conversation with fractivist Renard Cohen Let’s start off this interview with an answer to the burning question you are likely asking yourself: what is a fractivist? Urban Dictionary describes a fractivist as follows: fractivist n. Person opposed to liberating … Continue reading

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Bye Bye 2021

I can’t say I’m sad to see you go… So here we are at the end of another year — a good deal spent dodging the vicissitudes of life to get to this place… peering around the corner of a … Continue reading

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The Return of the Light

It’s always been interesting to me how the holy days in the christian calendar overlap with the pagan holidays of old. Before we had Christmas, there was the Germanic Yule — which gave us things like yuletide caroling and the … Continue reading

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Reusable Cash

Earning Through The Second-Hand Economy: Tips On Getting Started Thanks to Lisa Walker for this great article and helpful links on (up), (re), and (free)-cycling! by Lisa Walker Many of us would love to earn extra money but it can … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As many of you know, I am crazy for clean, safe water for all and work toward that end both in my J.O.B. and in my volunteer life. So I am sharing the post I made for the Global Water … Continue reading

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What is This Man Thinking?

He’s probably thinking about the lack of access to improved sanitation for about 1/3 of the planet’s inhabitants. Today is World Toilet Day. Let’s review a few facts: How does a species evolve? For centuries, people lived side-by-side with their … Continue reading

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The Crapper

World Toilet Day — November 19, 2021 by Tom McKeon My friend and colleague, Tom McKeon has written this lovely post about a composting toilet known as “The Crapper.” If you live in a tiny house, have an RV, or … Continue reading

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Melting Greenland

Glasgow, Scotland, COP26 conference: While world leaders continue their debate over who needs to take responsibility for climate change and how much it’s going to cost, the earth keeps heating up. If your plumbing breaks and you can no longer … Continue reading

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We Still Alive

When we talk about WASH — water, sanitation and hygiene — it’s not just access to water that we are discussing but access to clean, safe, usable water.  The reality is that more children die each year from lack of … Continue reading

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Making From the Ground Up!

Tomorrow, following GWA’s 14th Annual Conference, we will kick off the award ceremony with a showing of “From the Ground Up,” a short documentary about lack of access to clean water in Tanzania. (spoiler alert: the story has a happy … Continue reading

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