What can we, as consumers, do about these myriad issues? The current system is unwieldy and often ugly, but the challenges we face in revolutionizing the textile industry are not insurmountable.
I watched a TED Talk by the policy advisor Simon Anholt the other day, titled “Who would the rest of the world vote for in your country’s election?” He asserted the following: “I think that ifContinue reading
Costa Rica’s coasts, long renowned for being rich in biodiversity, have recently come under attack by industrial fishing. While living in the country for 10 months as a Hart Leadership Fellow, I interviewed fishermen onContinue reading
I walked down the beach as the sun rose…soft sand under my feet, slowly dusting my heels with little golden rocks. I sat down at the point to watch the early morning surfers and letContinue reading
Since the 1950s, nearly 60% of Costa Rica’s forests have been cut at one period in time for the purpose of ranching.[i] Cows now graze on an estimated 35.5% of Costa Rica’s landmass, and accountContinue reading
It was the first truly warm day in Malibu, California—nearing 70 degrees. The sun had come up early, and sunshine poured down over the landscape in long sweeps of gold. I looked eagerly out theContinue reading
Did you ever imagine that such an unassuming ecosystem could be so essential to life on this planet?
My favorite time of day is sunrise. I wake up generally every day between 5:30 and 6 AM. This leaves me enough time to make a breakfast big enough for five, and sneak inContinue reading
Maybe, just maybe, what is happening at Oroville will begin to wake up the American public to what is happening all around them when it comes to dams.
When people mention the Republic of Seychelles, plush beach vacations most often come to mind. However, these islands may soon be known for something else: marine reserves. With the help of the Nature Conservancy, SeychellesContinue reading