Author Archives: Pam Lazos

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful

Toilets, Latrines, and Everything in Between

by Corinna Wang My friend and co-worker, Corinna Wang has written a most inspirational piece on the evolution of the toilet. Since April 7th is World Health Day, I thought this was a good day to post it. Thanks for … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life

So many of us are suffering right now. This past year as a result of Covid-19 has not been friendly to us humans and despite the vaccines we are not out of the tick-infested weeds yet. Whether the suffering is … Continue reading

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We Are Water Protectors

Stories and prophecies surrounding Mother Earth and Father Sky are abundant in indigenous folklore where Indigenous People have long protected the earth from those who would seek to abuse her resources. That’s why it is so wonderful to see that … Continue reading

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Pass the PVA, Please

Pass the PVA, Please When the kids were little I think I did a hundred loads of laundry a week.  Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but I easily did a few loads every couple days, depending on their activity levels.  At … Continue reading

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Here, There, and Everywhere: The Problem with Microplastics in Water and What Women Scientists are Doing to Solve It

Read all about it in wH2O, The Journal of Gender and Water, Volume 8 (2021) right here.  

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International Women’s Day — The Struggle is Real

International Women’s Day — The Struggle is Real March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day whose roots stretch back to places across the globe beginning in the early part of … Continue reading

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Happiest Child

HAPPIEST CHILD “You’re only as unhappy as your unhappiest child,” my friend who has cancer says. I believe her.  You have to accumulate a lot of stress and heartache to get cancer.  It’s easy enough to acquire.  A small bad habit, … Continue reading

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Plastic Bank

[ PLASTIC BANK Okay, since this is supposed to be a feel-good blog post, I’m not going to bury you in plastic statistics the way we are ourselves being buried in the real thing, but I will shed a dash … Continue reading

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Amid Rage

My friend Joel Burcat is back with a new book, Amid Rage, released February 2, 2021, an environmental thriller about a crazy coal mine operator, an application for a mining permit, and the anti-mining neighbors who will fight as long … Continue reading

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Yes or No?

[eddies in ice © pam lazos] While we wait for the men and women of the U.S. Senate, the world’s greatest deliberative body, to decide today whether the 45th POTUS incited an insurrection in our nation’s capitol on January 6, … Continue reading

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