The Beaufort March for Science is a peaceful, nonpartisan, inclusive event to promote science and to educate the local community about how science impacts their lives in Eastern North Carolina. Stop by to pick up free educational materials, talk to local scientists, and show your support for science.
Lately I’ve found myself with a conundrum. In short: I needed new jeans and socks, but am looking now for products not only made sustainably, but also fairly, with fair wages and safe working conditions. I was a consumer on a mission, and finding the products I wanted turned out to be easier than I imagined.
As I mentioned in my last entry, I’m currently finishing my first class of the block schedule at the Duke Marine Lab: Conservation and Development. A requirement for the course has been to find an app related to the topics we’ve discussed in class. Most of the apps we’ve found have centered on green consciousness: environmental awareness and “going green.” I was surprised with how many fascinating tools have been developed and would like to share them with you.
After 11 weeks this summer working as an intern on marine conservation in Cuba (more on that here), it was time to hit the road. Or the air rather. I was ultimately headed to Silonay–aContinue reading
“The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs and makes the sun and moon shed tears from their eyes.” – Emperor Shah Jahan And Shan Jahan was right—the Taj Mahal is quite simply theContinue reading
As if my environmentalist heart needed any more reasons to flutter for Michael Bloomberg. His sustainability plan for NYC, PlaNYC, includes the Citi Bike system and Green Building Codes and is estimated to reduce theContinue reading
Thoughts on day 3 and the overall experience as I wrap up my series of posts on the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) focused topic meeting on endocrine disruption! Check out my introduction and recap of days 1Continue reading
Three days, thirty-one presentations, five coffee breaks, and one professional training course later, and my first conference was over. A month has passed since I first wrote about heading off to the Society of EnvironmentalContinue reading
Have you ever tried to catch a frog? If so, then you will know that they are slippery little creatures. My sole frog catching experiences comes from inside the laboratory. While studying abroad in the springContinue reading
I had big plans for winter break. I was going to apply for a Fulbright Fellowship, hammer out the details of my Masters Project, submit applications for summer internships, submit more images to National GeographicContinue reading