Pam Evans

I lead the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP's internal business operations. I'm 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.
kids in pond
These are truly some of the most beautiful, touching (and even hilarious) photos, essays and poems I've ever seen and read. Considering they're created by teams of inter-generational partners for the 2012 Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest makes them even more worthy of your visit to the site... and your vote. (I'm partial to the dance video "Macro Hunt Anthem", but don't let me influence you.)
germx bottle
Who would have thought some of our best friends would be the 100 Trillion bacteria living in, and on, our bodies?
lightbulbs
The old joke, "How many (blonds, lawyers, etc.) does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" just got more complicated! The old  flourescent tubes that used to illuminate millions of homes, and still light up many garages, workrooms and office buildings, bid their final adieu on Saturday. If you have one of these old fixtures in your home, you'll need to know your options when the lights go out. T12 bulbs, engineered in the 30's and used for over 50 years, are no longer being manufactured.
water bottles
Talk about the miracle of brilliant marketing: Did you know most bottled water is actually filtered municipal water? Put it in a pretty bottle, throw on a sexy label and mention something about a mountain spring, and we're willing to shell out  2000 times the amount of money it costs for something we could get virtually free (from whence it came to begin with!) Eee-gads have we been hoodwinked!
corn
When did it get so hard to know what was healthy, wholesome food?
imprelis tree
 Here's another frightening example of the lack of prudent examination BEFORE new chemicals are put on the market.  Introduced in 2010 as an eco-friendly weed killer for lawns, this one is responsible for killing or damaging hundreds of thousands of trees.
feet on scale
This 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!)
beach play
Guest 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. 
pink duck
Guest 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.
Guest 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.
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