God Loves Pets, Too

Nowhere is God's love closer to us than in the company of our pets. That is a bold statement. Since there is no record...

My Cheesepuff was no Cream Puff

I could feel the cat gently walking around my head on the pillow, pulling my hair ever-so-slightly. Deep in that last morning dream before...

For the Love of Teddy

I have always shared my life with cats, yet nothing could have prepared me for the stray cat who found his way into my...

Cat in the Buggy

Did you see that? That woman has a cat in the baby buggy! Yes, that would be me. After almost fifty years, once again...

The Teacher

Shortly after 9/11, I had returned home to Minneapolis from Arizona. I had worked with a Tibetan lama who instructed me to work with...

Understanding Intimacy

It started innocently enough. The sign at Petco for adoption day...telling my husband, "I just want to look." I meant it when I said...

Harmony in the Garden with Feng Shui

“Oh what a beautiful garden” your friends say as they take a quick look outside the window of your home. They are experiencing the...

Wind Turbines: Bad for the Environment?

President Obama has made it clear that he is committed to expanding the nation's alternative energy capability. In his recent speech to Congress, the...

Do I have to feed my cat meat?

Dear EarthTalk: I don't eat meat, for a variety of ethical and environmental reasons, and I’d rather not feed it to my cat, either....

‘Smart’ energy grid gains ground

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called "smart grid" I've been hearing about, and how can it save energy and money? - Larry Burger, Litchfield,...

How to Start an Environmental Club in School

Dear EarthTalk: I'm thinking about starting an environmental club in my middle school. Can you give me some ideas about how to start? Can...

Environment-friendly Holiday Gifts are Available

Dear EarthTalk: Can you recommend some sources for toys and other holiday gifts that are both safe and not harmful to the environment? -...

New Initiative: Twin Cities Residents Organize, Form 20 Earth Councils;

MINNEAPOLIS - Now that our president-elect is Community Organizer-in-Chief, a new era of community organizing has begun. Continuing the trend, a new initiative called...

Greening the Kitchen can be Easy with Small Changes

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - There is a color sweeping the nation...and it's green! Many people are beginning to understand the impact, or carbon footprint,...

Recycling does not include the Tops of Cans, Bottles

Dear EarthTalk: Everyone knows we should recycle metal, glass and plastic cans and bottles, but what about all the lids, tops and caps? I...

Listening to Whispers: Sharing the Voice of the Animals

I thought I was nuts. No, I'm serious. There I was, minding my own business as I strolled through the kennels at a no-kill...

How safe are plastic food storage containers?

Dear EarthTalk: I've read that plastic bottles are not always safe to reuse over and over as harmful chemicals can leach out into the...