Lawns are a strange thing, are they not? They produce nothing of value, require lots of energy in the form of fertilization, watering and mowing, and yet literal millions of acres is devoted to it around the world, especially in North America and Europe. When you dig into the history of lawns, they really are […]
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Whether you’re familiar with more advanced environmental and climate change topics or not, the environmental triple crisis (often just called the triple crisis) is something we don’t talk about nearly enough. Or perhaps we talk about it, but usually, it is one at a time. But part of the problem of the environmental triple crisis […]
Did you think foraging was just something rural dwellers with access to lots of forest were able to do? Think again! As more and more of us live in cities (by necessity or not), there are also more and more opportunities found in said city. You might be surprised to see what opportunities show themselves […]
We are in a special time in history right now during a global pandemic, where everyday people are asked – begged – to make masks for first line responders, health care workers, grocery store staff, and everyone else they know. While I (Angela) personally do not have the skills to make masks myself – my […]
How do we, as people and as a community respond to frightening events outside our control? Do we hunker down in our individual homes, or do we look to our friends and neighbors to make sure they too, are all right? In this article, I make the case for the latter approach.
Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been trying to figure out how to help out on the topics that interest me. But I am also introverted. I tried joining environmental protection groups, but their style of campaigning wore me out. I usually left a meeting feeling like I did not belong. Why did I not feel energized by their presence like so many of the other members?
Are you conscious about where you spend money? And with what companies? We all need to eat. But how we chose to do so could mean the difference between being a conscious consumer and an indifferent one. The impact of the former can be bigger than we like to believe. Especially if we act as a group.
What are we to do if coronavirus fears forces us to stay at home? Either due to orders from our job or concerns for ourselves or high-risk friends and relatives? Here is a list of different things we can do to help the time go by without feeling trapped.