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The GOODEST: Coal, The Poison We Never Talk About in School

by Alessandra Rizzotti, Jessica De Jesus

February 4, 2013

The GOODEST can be so many things, but why not just narrow it down to one thing each week? We'll change it up and keep it fresh. After all, we consume so much daily, so for the weekend, why not just take away one big learn and do from the week?

This might be shocking but...

Coal is The Poison We Never Talk About in School

James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and arguably the world’s foremost climatologist, has called coal "the single greatest threat to civilization and all life on the planet", yet kids think it's just a 19th-century phenomenon.

Can you DO anything about it?

Of course, and we're going to help you through it. Energy month at GOOD begins now, and each day we'll be sharing how you can contribute to a better climate reality. Get on the Energy hub to learn more.

Illustration by Jessica de Jesus. Photo via (cc) Flickr user -0-.

Alessandra Rizzotti More Info

Alessandra Rizzotti has written for GOOD, Little Darling, Idealist, Takepart, Heeb, Smith, Hello Giggles, Reimagine, and has been featured on The White House blog for her work on the editorial series “Women Working to Do Good.” The editorial series she created for GOOD, “Push for Good,” helped raise over one million dollars for crowdfunding projects in social impact, and she helped launch impact campaigns with GOOD for Purina, GAP, Focus Features, Google, Apollo, and National MS Society. She’s also been published in three Harper Perrennial books with her six word memoirs, as well as four monologue books for Hal Leonard/Applause in collaboration with Grammy winner and GOOD member Alisha Gaddis. Her video art has been featured in Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher’s “Learning to Love You More” Gallery at the Baltic Contemporary Art Museum. In her freetime, she volunteers with CASA, beekeeps with nonprofit organization Honeylove, and edits children’s chapbooks for 826 LA. At Backstage Magazine, Alessandra currently strategizes and writes Twitter chats (in which she’s garnered seven million impressions) and edits casting notices, where she bridges the gap between filmmakers and actors.
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