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  • Farmers Markets Nourish More Than Just Your Taste Buds: Why You Should Shop Locally
    On the list of things I love, farmers markets are at the top. To me, they represent the intersection of the bygone era of simplicity and the modern age of communication. A farmers market’s old-timey yet timeless character provides us with two the things we want--and need--most: friends and food.   more
  • Coffee: The Drink We Depend On Is “Endangered”
    Did you ever think that a drink that appears so abundantly is actually at risk of becoming scarce? Coffee, a drink that many of us enjoy on a daily basis is threatened. Not only is coffee an easy method to boost energy, but it is also a large part of different cultures around the world, especially in Uganda. Although the dwindling supply of coffee trees could potentially negatively impact coffee-drinkers globally, it will hit the local Ugandan economy much harder.   more
  • Your 9-Step Guide To A Planet-Happy Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and reflection, but often, we are so swept up in details and obligations that we forget to take the time to appreciate everything our Earth has, literally, brought to the table. With these 9 steps, make this Thanksgiving your greenest yet.   more
  • Simple Steps To Build Youth Sustainability Leadership Summit Produce Great Strides Towards Sustainable Culture
    What is the easiest and most important thing you can do for the environmental movement? Start a dialogue about it. Talk to your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and even strangers about environmental sustainability. Connecting with people and engaging them on a personal level is the most effective thing you can do for the environmental movement.   more
  • What Would Happen If The World Went Vegetarian?
    What would happen if everyone went vegetarian? How would it affect us globally and individually?  more
  • Ecotourism In Costa Rica
    In the past fifty years, Costa Rica set aside millions of acres of land for its national park system. Costa Ricans realized the importance of land conservation and created an industry with many positive effects. There are a variety of unique destinations for tourists to visit, making Costa Rica a top destination for ecotourism.     ( Image Source ) In the ... more
  • A Matter Of Time
    Why do we all put important tasks off until the last minute? I've discovered that passion is the only remedy to procrastination. more
  • Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Halloween
    Halloween is just around the corner this month, and it’s great to think about how you can impact the environment. Here are some ways that you can be mindful of your footprint while still celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year.   more
  • 97 Doctors: Combating Climate Change Denialism
    Have you ever wondered how to talk to a climate change denier? Have you ever tried to convince someone that climate change is human caused, but just couldn’t get through to him? Most environmentalists (including me) could answer yes to at least one of these questions. Let's discuss how to combat climate change denialism more effectively and break down barriers to communication.   more
  • Creature Conservation In New Jersey’s Pine Barrens
    In late summer, before the warmth of the day has faded away, a visitor to New Jersey’s Pine Barrens might hear the calls of spring peepers, smell the crisp pine needles scattered across the ground, and maybe even see a heron wade through the cranberry bogs. If they’re really lucky, they’ll also catch a glimpse of one of the Pinelands' several threatened snake species, or spot the tiny flowers of the Pickering’s morning glory or Pine Barrens gentian. All of these incredible species of flora and fauna call the Pine Barrens home. Some of these species cannot be found throughout the rest of the world, and many are under threat from encroaching development and bad management of the area. more
  • The Vaults Of Dormant Life: Seed Banks And Their Role In Promoting Global Sustainability
    Human-caused climate change is putting plant life at risk, which in turn threatens global food security and biodiversity. Seed banks, of which there are more than 1,000 around the world, are helping to address these issues. Read on to learn more about the fascinating story behind and importance of seed banks!   more
  • An Environmentalist Living In...Qatar?
    It’s hard to be an environmentalist in Qatar. Qatar lacks abundant greenery and has a huge carbon footprint, yet doesn’t have a significant economic incentive to shift towards sustainability. But don’t give up hope- environmentalists are needed more than ever!   more
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