For context, this essay was originally written for a small group of weekly Church goers, ages 60 and up, who wanted to learn more about why younger generations are no longer attending Mass at high rates. The parish is wealthy and mostly white, so this is the audience the article…


Conflict minerals are sought-after natural resources that are mined in conflict zones then sold to fund violence and war. Conflict minerals are found throughout central Africa — and likely in your cell phone, laptop, car, jewelry, etc. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country in central Africa, conflict…


  1. Switch to wind and/or solar as the electricity source in your apartment or home. No wind turbines or solar panels needed, and prices are competitive. Here’s how to do it.
  2. Get your office, gym, place of worship, school, etc to switch to wind and/or solar as the electricity source.
  3. Tell…


My letter to Syracuse University Chancellor Syverud in response to this video and this video:

Chancellor Syverud,

My name is Corinne Shutack, and I graduated from the School of
Education in May 2004. My sister graduated from Newhouse in May 2003,
my brother graduated from Newhouse in May 2002, and my brother-in-law
graduated…


Many people’s lives have been saved by seat belts since these laws went into place in the late 1960s. Many people’s lives have been saved by drunk driving laws since these laws went into place in the late 1970s. Many people’s lives have been saved by smoking restrictions since these…


“This country, with race, with everything, we won’t look at it, but we have to look at it, because that’s the only way we can heal it. Then you get to move on and be free. But people are so scared of looking at it.”
-Rose McGowan

“Courage is the…


Steps:

  1. Know your options: PEPCO offers several companies that are green power providers:

2. Look at the available plans for each company by clicking on the links above to view each company’s plans or by using…


Steps:

  1. Know your options: PSEG offers two companies that are provide wind or solar electricity. They are:

2. Look at the available plans for each company by clicking on the links above to view each company’s plans or by using…


For the following areas, use these cheat sheets :

For all other areas, follow these steps:

  1. Identify wind and solar suppliers in your area.
  • Google terms like “wind, solar, [your city]” and “renewable energy, [your zip code].”

Steps:

  1. Know your options: BGE offers several companies that are green power providers:

2. Look at the available plans for each company by clicking on the links above to view each company’s plans or by using…

Corinne Shutack

Working towards a world where pain and suffering isn’t caused by a fellow human. Twitter @corinne_shutack

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