Millennial’s First Election: A Follow Up

On election night I remember watching the numbers slowly slip. Then a sense a denial began to set it, all of us in the room just knew Hillary would pull through with more votes at the last moment. Could this really be happening? Denial turned to shock in the purest form, as the announcement was made that Donald J. Trump …

Millennial’s First Election

Its October 2016, leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping and election season is upon us! This race has absolutely been one for the books, from countless scandals, to protests, to media frenzies and the first woman running for president. It’s been difficult for even experts to sift through the madness and get to the root of the candidates’ platforms. …

Back to School: College Edition

During this time of year we hear about children going back to school and the kind of environment parents are sending their kids in to each day. Important topics include what the air and water quality are in schools, toxic school supplies, and asthma triggers. These are are critical players in children’s health, since they spend such a large amount …

#SchoolsOutFoodDrive Success

As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school now would be a perfect time to recap the Moms Clean Air Force #SchoolsOutFoodDrive from this past June and what a wild success it was! The idea behind the food drive was that because of climate change the stress of finding healthy, quality produce is increasing, especially for …

FloydFest 2016 Dreamweavin’

What an amazing summer it has been! On July 27-31st, Terra Pascarosa, Melinda Truslow, and a few other dedicated volunteers were lucky enough to table for Moms Clean Air Force at FloydFest 2016 in Floyd, Virginia. Floydfest is a family-friendly world music and arts festival held annually in the Blue Ridge Mountains right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The festival began in 2002 …

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Planning Open House

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning body (RPB) has designed a draft document known as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan that will carry out a regional planning process for New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and of course Virginia. On July 12th, an open house public hearing/comment was held for the document, attended by TerraScapes organizers Symone Moore and Melinda Truslow. …

Virginia Energy Policy Forum 2016

With all the buzz around the the 2015 Clean Power Plan set in place by President Obama, energy has been a hot topic as of late. With Virginia being a powerhouse of coal and natural gas, this topic hits home for us. On June 17th, the 2016 Virginia Energy Policy Forum was held in Hampton, VA hosted by Senator Mark …

CMA CGM (America) LLC Environmental Fair

On June 7th, CMA CGM held their 7th annual Environmental Fair, which comprised of about 12 different companies/agencies that came together to share their various missions among a common audience. CMA CGM is a massive global entity with their focus on worldwide shipping, what’s even more impressive is their commitment to the environment. They use cleaner burning fuels and more …

Ocean Frontiers II Norfolk Movie Screening

On February 23, 2016, Melinda Truslow and Terra Pascarosa joined Greenfire Productions in the screening of Ocean Frontiers II at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Ocean Frontiers II is a film about the draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Plan – being released for public review this spring – and how we can help sustain the ocean environment, marine livelihoods and coastal …

“Every Breath We Take”

Clean air is essential for all living creatures—plants, animals, and people—to live healthy lives. Moms Clean Air Force co-founder and senior director, Dominique Browning, teamed up with author, President and CEO of Society for Science and the Public, Maya Ajmera, in writing the very first children’s book to teach youth about clean air. Every Breath We Take introduces children to …