“Their world was in many respects a quieter one. There were no radios, no cars not even the hum of a refrigerator, a fluorescent light, or a computer. The world of early America was also darker than yours. When the sun went down, only dim lamps and fires remained. Your neighborhood might be… Continue reading Save the Planet by walking
Despite that being environmentally conscious is something that looms in the back of my mind, I will be the first to admit it can be difficult to act in accordance with this environmental consciousness. We all want to take shorter, cooler showers, but at the end of a long day it can be hard to… Continue reading Just Unplug It!
When I was 12, I visited my grandparents for a month in the Dominican Republic. It was my first time in my dad’s native country, and I stayed with the them for about a month. I was amazed at how people lived without computers, air conditioners and hot water. Every shower I took was a… Continue reading Simpler, Happier Times
The use of reusable water bottles is perhaps one of the most overlooked and underestimated methods of conserving and helping the environment. Often, people complain about tap water because of its taste and prefer to buy bottled water because it is supposedly cleaner and also more convenient. The problem with this thinking is that there… Continue reading The Importance of Reusable Water Bottles
When I thought about the issue about environmental habits my initial defense to this topic is to say that I am almost always environmentally friendly. However, “almost always” doesn’t count and this weekend proved me wrong, for the better I would like to think. This past Labor Day weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to… Continue reading Save the Tap!
Environmental justice. Rather than the somewhat hot button issue it is, it sounds more like it should have been part of a tagline for an old superhero. It is far from that, however, and is much closer to home. Environmental justice to me is a way to treat the environment and the spaces around me… Continue reading Working With Water
Ever since I was little I have always been conscience of my surroundings. What has helped me to stay on track of what needs to be attended to is by being organized. Organization is key and although we all have our own versions of doing a certain function makes us individuals. What happens to the individual?… Continue reading …can we find a balance?