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The New York Times calls Umbra Fisk "a trailblazer in the field of eco-advice columnists" and "the arch online sage of the new green age." Her latest passion: kale smoothies ... no, sorry, civic engagement, because getting political is the only way we'll get a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Ask Umbra a question here.

Cast a vote that really matters

Don’t just vote for the White House, or you’ll never get the government you want.

Fight for school meals that make our kids and the planet healthier

Politicians are threatening to slash budgets and nutritional standards.

Bank your money on something other than dirty energy

Are your dollars supporting pipelines or fossil fuel extraction? Clean up those benjamins!

Break your newsfeed addiction with better online habits

Dr. James Hamblin prescribes some balance in your second life.

The best way to fight city hall: Make friends there

Here’s how to whip your community into shape.

Learn how your local utility can be greener! (With treats.)

OK, it’s pretty boring. But it’s important, so we're here to make it fun.

Still feel cynical and paralyzed? Let’s talk.

Time to do some soul-search— WAIT, DON’T GO!

Hand out good karma with a gift to the right green group

Here's how to figure out where your money will do the most good.

Doth protest too much? Naw. Here’s how to do it like a pro

There's a reason to hit the streets. Get it right.