On a recent visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica, I met Victor, a small coffee farmer and member of the Coopesanta Elena. Made up of 75 small coffee producers, the cooperative members are committed to growing their crops in harmony with nature.
Victor’s farm is in fact teeming with biodiversity. From sloths hanging… Continue reading
Its wonderful to see so many ‘green’ back-to-school products this year out in stores. All… Continue reading
Your Actions Matter: The Shift From Raising Awareness to Raising Care
Fourteen-year-old J.D. Russo speaks out about plastic in this youtube video. “People need to stop trying to raise awareness and instead raise care. Because saying that raising awareness implies that you are trying to get people to know about something. And people know, its just that people don’t care.”
J.D. continues, “People need to be shown that there… Continue reading
Connecting Kids With Nature
According to author Richard Louv, the greatest increase in childhood obesity in our history has occurred in the same two decades that the greatest increase in organized sports for children in our history.
“Pediatricians are now saying that this generation of children may be the first to have a lower life expectancy than their parents and its because of this sedentary lifestyle.”
Backyard Solar Cone
We’ve talked about worm composting as a way to recycle food waste. But worms don’t eat everything and if you do a lot of cooking, worms probably won’t keep up with all your waste.
In my yard, I also use the Green Cone System as an additional way… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Nature Rules: Waste = Food
In nature, waste from one species is food for another. That’s a good rule to ponder and an especially good one to follow. One way to close the loop on food waste, is to add worms to your life.
My absolute favorite… Continue reading | 2 Comments
As an alternative to being part of the herd at the mall this Black Friday, some celebrated Buy Nothing Day.
As I explored in my previous post, our insatiable demand for natural resources now exceeds our planet’s ability to meet it. September 25th symbolically marked Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity began living beyond its ecological budget… Continue reading
Earth Overshoot Day
Thanksgiving is a recognizable holiday to most Americans but can anyone remember the event that fell on September 25th of this year?
September 25th was Earth Overshoot Day and marked the day when humanity begins living beyond its ecological means.
According to the Global Footprint Network, collectively at the present time, humanity is using 1.4 planets worth of resources. Many people in western countries like… Continue reading | 1 Comment