Going Green
volume 8, issue 1


“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

— Aldo Leopold
(A Sand County Almanac)


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Current Issue: Winter 2015/2016

We’re pleased to bring you the current Winter 2015/2016 edition of Going Green, including the featured articles below. Read the issue online or a pick up a copy today.

Featured Article

StriperFest 2016: A New Generation Learns About Native Fish

by Valerie Robertson
volume 8, issue 1, pages 3
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Going Green Publications: StriperFest 2016, volume 8 issues 1

A little boy with a fishing pole stands next to a blue kiddie wading pool, fishing pole in hand; when the magnet at the end of his line catches a fish, he pulls it high up in the air with glee, and someone shows him how to know what kind of fish it is.

A little girl studies the anatomy of a Striped bass, as a local biologist dissects it.

Children and volunteers alike are wearing funny paper hats they’ve decorated with fish. . . .
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Featured Article

Green Gaming: A Few Intriguing Environmentally-themed Video Games

by Royce Grayson Morse
volume 8, issue 1, pages 16-17
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Going Green Publications:Green Gaming, volume 8 issues 1

Although Going Green encourages readers to unplug, go outside and experience nature firsthand, there are some fascinating video games available that can entertain while educating us about the environment, perfect for a cold, rainy day. Good games involve a thought-provoking experience geared toward maintaining the balance of nature or mitigating environmental damage; the best of them are engaging to play and easy on the eye as well . . .
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Featured Article

The Pope's Encyclical: The Pope and the Planet

by Philip S. Wenz
volume 8, issue 1, pages 12-13
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Going Green Publications: The Pope and the Planet, volume 8 issues 1

On September 24, 2015 as part of his first-ever visit to the U.S., Pope Francis visited Washington DC and spoke before a joint Congress, calling on the U.S. to take “courageous actions” to address climate change.

Last year I wrote a series of columns about the possible emergence of a worldwide consensus that humanity’s primary, urgent task is to save the biosphere from destruction by humans. I proposed that the consensus could emerge if the right conditions were met . . .
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Featured Article

The Case Against Pesticides

by S. M. Brander
volume 8, issue 1, pages 5-6
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Going Green Publications: The Case Against Pesticides, volume 8 issues 1

If you were asked to come up with a list of things that are poisonous, that list might include things like arsenic, rattlesnake venom, and maybe anthrax. Luckily most of us rarely encounter any of these. However, we rarely think about our daily exposure to small amounts of poison, such as the pesticides and herbicides that are sprayed on the produce we eat, in our homes, and on our backyards. Most of us think that if we aren’t immediately sickened by something, that it isn’t harmful . . .
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