Monarch butterflies take an awe inspiring journey from southern Canada to central Mexico every year. On this epic 3,000 mile adventure, these beautiful, gem like creatures flit softly through our neighborhoods, parks, and backyards. But according to the 2018 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, the number of western monarchs dropped 86% over the previous year. According […]
Time magazine 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 on are […]
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. Our planet faces a climate crisis of our own doing. You can learn more about the movie and the climate crisis we are all facing at http://climatecrisis.net.