As an outdoor adventurer, I see the impact humans have on the environment first hand. But it’s not all bad news bears! There are plenty of local, national, and global organizations working to protect our parks and wildlands so we can continue to explore and keep our Earth healthy. Check out my article on The Outbound Collective to… Read More 10 Nonprofits Working To Protect The Natural Areas You Love
I bet you’ve heard about the recent incident at the Cincinnati Zoo where a 4-year-old child fell into the “Gorilla World” enclosure where he came face-to-face with a critically endangered, male western lowland silverback gorilla, Harambe. For those of you unaware of this incident (read: living under a rock), here’s a quick summary. On Saturday, a 4-year-old boy… Read More To Kill or Not to Kill? And Other Thoughts on the Harambe Case
You’ve heard the buzz about businesses and institutions “going green” and taking steps to become more “sustainable”. And you’ve heard about “greenwashing“, where companies’ deceptively use green marketing to promote the perception that their products, goals, and/or policies are environmentally friendly, thereby spending more money trying to convince the public that their practices are green rather than funding sustainable… Read More Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Common Misconceptions About Sustainability
I want to live in a world where finding out the true life cycle of the products I use isn’t a full time job. If you don’t know what I mean, take a look at the 7 sins of greenwashing. A 2010 TerraChoice report showed that 95% of companies claiming to be environmentally friendly actually exhibited at… Read More Hidden Greenwashing May Influence Your Decisions
When I was in college, I guided 4-day pre-orientation backpacking trips through the Finger Lakes Trail for first-year students. To do this, I had to go through a series of trainings, one being a 4-day-long backpacking trip with 8 or so other guides to practice teaching lessons. Amidst these practice lessons, we had a fantastic time… Read More Tribute to Plants: Eat a Dandelion Today
Instead, let’s celebrate the Earth EVERYDAY. Every April 22 since 1970, hippies and nature lovers from around the country unite in a grassroots effort to remind everyone to love the Earth. The goal of the first Earth Day was to shed some light on environmental issues of our lives and raise awareness. Back in 1970, this… Read More Happy Earth Day! Now Let’s Get Rid of It.
It’s 4/20, and you all know what that means; it’s the annual holiday for marijuana lovers everywhere. While potheads throughout country indulge in their favorite drug, I am doing the same with my favorite – lupulin, the powder separated from the Humulus lupulus (hops) plant. It’s not a total change of subject. After all, hops… Read More Tribute to Plants: My Favorite Drug