Our Changing Climate

“We are the first generation to grow up learning about [climate change], and we’re also the last generation who really get the opportunity to tackle it.” – Finn Harries Climate change is not a foreign concept. In fact, I would be willing to bet that we have all heard the dramatic lectures on this topic […]

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The Benefits of Backyard Gardening

Have you ever eaten a tomato that tasted like dishwater? Does the idea of consuming spinach make you cringe? Do you avoid most vegetables because you think they taste terrible? Now — the more important question — have you ever eaten vegetables and fruit from your own backyard? There’s nothing wrong with buying food from […]

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Long Live the Legacy of Rachel Carson (But Not DDT)

If an average person hears the term “DDT,” they’ll likely associate it with dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (perhaps not with that level of accuracy on the scientific name), a highly toxic pesticide used commonly in post-World War II America that was made famous by Rachel Carson’s 1962 novel Silent Spring. But half a century ago, pesticide regulations were in […]

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Celebrating Earth Day Year-Round

International Earth Day, established by the United Nations in 1971, is typically celebrated on the vernal equinox on March 20th (also known as the first day of spring for those in the Northern Hemisphere). This may be a little confusing for those who recognize Earth Day to be in late April, but that’s actually an […]

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