Starting tomorrow (Earth Day!) Chipkos, maker of eco-friendly footwear, is starting a campaign called Like for Square feet. For every new Facebook "LIKE" that they receive, Chipkos will adopt one square foot of the rain forest.... read more
With Earth Day quickly approaching (April 22), I am reminded to think about where I am in the world and where in the world my food is. I am in Canada and most of our food is not.
We are not far enough into spring to plant an outdoor garden and the Farmer's Market has not yet opened. Everything comes from the grocery store. I bought a beautiful bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Well, at least they were fresh when they were picked and hopefully just as fresh when they were packed.... read more
Many celebrities hopped on the Prius bandwagon a few years back. But, let's face it: with the type of money many of them are making, celeb environmental efforts should go further than a few gallons of gas per year. So, who's walking the walk by installing solar on their 7-bedroom-6-bath-2-pool Hollywood hills home?
Johnny Depp: Johnny Depp's private island (yes, island) is completely solar powered.... read more
Last week, actress Ellen Page appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, discussing the film she recently narrated: Vanishing of the Bees. The film discusses Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon causing honeybees to disappear worldwide. Check out this video of Ellen Page discussing the problems associated with the disappearance of honeybees. ... read more
Will someone please tell me whether I should buy snow tires? Living in Boston, I've survived decades of commuting, carpooling, and even ski trips without buying snow tires. I just didn't need them. Then came last winter -- sidewalks like icy canyons, weeks below freezing, and I frequently found myself stuck at home when my mere summer tires couldn't get me out of the driveway. My dad said he hadn’t seen a winter like it since he was in college -- when they had cars called “Packard”. So what’s going on?... read more
In a desperate attempt to bring on summer, I've been making a slew of fresh organic ice cream. My kids think I'm a super-hero and I think the kids could be eating worse things than ice cream made from real ingredients. The perfect bowl of icy refreshment is just 20 minutes away...
In the state of California, it is hard to turn on the news without hearing about more K-12 budget cuts. It is increasingly important that we find ways to continue to place environmental sciences at the forefront of classroom curriculum – after all, today's kindergarteners are tomorrow’s activists, business people, construction workers... you get my point. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Morgan, director of Deer Hollow Farm, in Los Altos, California.
About Deer Hollow Farm: Deer Hollow Farm is nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Los Altos Hills in the California Bay Area. The farm is dedicated to educating school groups, community groups, and the general public in the area of life sciences.... read more
The Bored to Death star is at it again, this time with a book entitled Oceana, which discusses the state of the world's oceans. The book talks about different problems facing the oceans, such as the horrible realities of overfishing, oil leaks, pollution, off-shore drilling, climate change, and more.... read more