Ann Podlipny

Ann Podlipny

Ann Podlipny is a retired teacher and social worker, and a current member of the NH Network's Plastics Working Group.


Israel, Palestine, and the children in the middle

By: - November 9, 2023

The long, controversial history of the Arab-Israeli conflict remains so complex that it fuels raw and volatile emotions on both sides.  There is blame everywhere, though in my view voices more often levy subtle or heavy criticism, rightly or wrongly, against Israel. Former President Barack Obama recently referred to the Jewish “occupation.” Other commentators blame […]


Anne Frank, detained immigrants, and a long history of suffering

By: - August 31, 2023

During the pandemic, our rallies to support imprisoned immigrants took place outside the Strafford County detention center in Dover. Inmates banged on windows to show appreciation for vehicles adorned with the picture of Anne Frank, the face of the Holocaust, who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The message was that innocent detainees were suffering […]


Great savings in a circular economy

By: - April 19, 2023

Today’s world laments the production of plastic that began in the 1950s to profit oil and gas companies and continues to pollute, beyond measure, our soil, air, and water.  This tragic impoverishment continues, ignoring public outcry for an end to corporate greed generating toxic waste. An April 11, 2023, article in the British journal Nature […]

A view of Earth from the observatory

New Hampshire has a responsibility to do its best for the land and climate

By: - March 8, 2023

The forecast, sung by the legendary Bob Dylan, is simple: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” What does it predict for New Hampshire? Eric Orff, wildlife biologist in the Merrimack River Valley and self described “watcher of nature,” said last month it was the first winter in 60 years […]