Pam Evans

It’s dinner time – do you know where your Obesogen is?

Posted on 07/10/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThis definitely falls into the “I’ve got good news and bad news” category – it’s not JUST the food we eat that’s packing on the pounds.  It’s almost everything we use, eat, drink, touch and smell in our modern lives – and it’s even affecting our babies. (That’s the worst of the bad news to this new grandma. Shout out to Lorelei Grace born 6/20!) They’re called obesogens, and they’re ubiquitous. Much of the plastic we store and buy food in, many …

Checklist For A Safe And Healthy Summer

Posted on 06/19/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations.  June is ‘Great Outdoors Month’ and each region of the country offers its unique way in which we welcome the summer. One of my favorite summer memories …

One Down, The Rest Of My (Long) Life To Go

Posted on 05/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. One year ago this month, I heard the words that turned my world upside down. “You have breast cancer.” I’m not alone. At 56, the chances …

Organic, Natural-What Do Eco-Labels Really Mean?

Posted on 03/13/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthGuest Post: As AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. There seems to be a rash of articles lately about eco-labeling and how confusing and misleading these terms can be to consumers. Somehow the words “All …

Catching Lizards & Nature-Deficit Disorder

Posted on 03/1/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAs AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. I’m reading the most marvelous book, ‘The Nature Principle’ by Richard Louv. Louv, a child advocacy expert, believes that “the future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, …

Breathing Clean Air Is Not An Option…For Any Of Us

Posted on 02/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAs AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. It’s early February in DC, yet when I headed out my front door the last two mornings, I was greeted not by grey, gloomy weather, but by perfectly …