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 By Bill Trueit    News

Harvest time: Thank our farmers | Earth Matters

Thank you, local farmers. Thank you for the fresh food you supplied to our grocery stores and local markets. Thank you for providing what you could to local food banks. Of all the t... — Updated 10/7/2023

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Moving forward: Electric vehicles in 2023 | Earth Matters

You have at least one family member, a neighbor, a friend, or a co-worker who already has one. This year, both production and sales of electric vehicles, EVs, are moving forward. Th... — Updated 9/9/2023

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Houston, We Have a Problem

A Gary Larsen cartoon set in a dungeon once included the text that said, "Beatings will continue until morale improves!" Beatings will continue to sensitive areas of our... — Updated 9/15/2017

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Concerned, committed and connected | Earth Matters

When you think of a two-hour PowerPoint presentation, sitting through a three-hour Washington Utilities and Transportation hearing or cleaning up fireworks debris from a kayak,... — Updated 8/16/2017

 By Bill Trueit    News

One-Stop Sustainability Shop

A one-stop marketplace for those interested in environmental practices, lifestyles, and careers was presented to an estimated 300 people who attended the Sustainability Fair at... — Updated 8/3/2017

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Our hottest year | Earth Matters

A mining company in southern China releases red clay and toxins into the local water system. The toxins find their way into the wells of the small town of Shaoguan. While there was... — Updated 2/22/2017

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Learn, Share, & Do

Last year was another year of disastrous news for our planet's failing environment. Every month of the year up to October set a record for hottest global temperatures on... — Updated 1/10/2017

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

State of Denial

Never mind that the planet is again on track to record the hottest year in recorded history. Never mind that the ocean's most productive habitats, coral reefs are 50 percent des... — Updated 11/30/2016

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

The Case for Non-partisan Environmentalism

The benefits of addressing environmental issues far outweigh a plan of business as usual. A sustainable economy will mean a cleaner healthier environment, new technology, new... — Updated 10/7/2016

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Party Platforms on the Environment

How important are environment issues to you in the November election? Major U.S. political parties, for the most part, have selected their candidates and developed their platforms o... — Updated 8/5/2016

 By Bill Trueit    Schools

Jackson staff beats seniors

Jackson High School staff beat the school’s seniors for the 13th time in the last 19 years during the annual seniors vs. staff basketball game. Staff won 93-91 on June 10. It was... — Updated 6/20/2016

 By Bill Trueit    News

Orlando: No power is greater than love

Editor’s note: Bill Trueit is a teacher at Jackson High School who writes the monthly Earth Matters column for the Mill Creek Beacon. No power is more destructive than hate, but... — Updated 6/12/2016

 By Bill Trueit    News

Attendance high at Democratic caucuses in district

Large crowds showed up March 25 and March 26 in Puget Sound for both presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ appearance at Safeco Field and for the Democratic caucuses. In the... — Updated 3/28/2016

 By Bill Trueit    News

A happy ending in Mill Creek: The Sammy Loch story

A happy ending and a bright future is the fairy tale life for the Loch family of Mill Creek. Unlike a children's fable, however, the ending in this story was in doubt as the... — Updated 9/18/2015

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Religion and the environment

As we celebrate our nation's birthday, our long-held values of small government and individual freedoms, including the right to religious freedom, may be coming in conflict... — Updated 7/2/2015

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Those radical environmentalists

Recently, in the chilly waters of Bellingham Bay, Chiara D'Angelo and Matt Fuller chained themselves to an anchored boat that will one day support a platform drilling for oil... — Updated 6/8/2015

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Earth Matters

Bill Trueit is a teacher at Jackson High School, where he is an adviser to Jackson's Project Green Club. He closely follows environmental issues both locally and on a macro... — Updated 5/2/2015

 By Bill Trueit    News

Earth Day is only the beginning

Editor’s note: Bill Trueit is a history and political science teacher at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. He is an assistant adviser to Jackson's Project Green Club, an... — Updated 4/21/2015


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