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
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
Since February, a mystery man has hung up 22 birdhouses on trees in the Upper East Side, New York City.The birdhouses line East 83rd Street between York and East End Avenues. According to the New York Post, the birdhouses are built of driftwood from local beaches. This reminded me of a project called Happy City Birds started in 2006… Read More Upcycled Urban Birdhouses Give City Birds an Addresses
Today, I re-read my college entrance essay, 5.5 years after writing it, and I wanted to share it with the web. Reading it now, as a more seasoned writer, I see that it could use a second, third, maybe fourth draft. But it’s the message that I love, almost like I had intended it as a note… Read More Insights from My College Essay
I now know what it is like to soar, and I am hooked on the feeling. Falling out of a plane is a remarkable experience. I had always said I wanted to jump out of an airplane, but never actually went out to do it (the expense was a huge factor in my hesitancy). When my… Read More Dreaming of Flight