The beautiful gem like monarch butterfly inspires awe. They take an epic journey of 3,000 miles every year. They pass the adventure of traveling from southern Canada to central Mexico from generation to generation. But according to the 2018 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, the number of western monarchs dropped 86% over the previous year. According […]
Time magazine recently published an article on the critical role bees play in our agricultural systems and how pesticides are contributing to their deaths. In June of 2013, Portland experienced a massive die off of 25,000 bees because of pesticides used to keep linden trees free of aphids. The pesticides we have come to rely […]
Organic reduces the risks associated with the use of pesticides, moves towards agricultural practices more harmonious with nature and cuts back on fossil fuel dependence. However, organic foods cost more than their conventional counterparts. If your concern primarily focuses on reducing exposure to pestides then you can take the middle road of eating organic versions […]
If you haven’t seen an Inconvenient Truth, it is a must see for anyone who cares about, I don’t know, their life, let alone the planet. You can learn more about the movie and the climate crisis we are all facing at http://climatecrisis.net.
We took a week long trip to Alaska. When I arrived in Anchorage just before Labor Day, snowflakes were already drifting across the road. As we drove towards Homer, everyone else drove the other way. Perhaps it was a sign that we should be leaving rather than arriving. We were not deterred. Instead, we were […]