Ours is a consumer economy. That’s a misleading term, since much of what we “consume” ends up in landfills. And although state and federal regulations have improved landfills over the last 50 years, they still pose problems. They take up space, can change the behavior of flora and fauna, and are environmentally destructive in the long run.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
|Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone,|
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Although many Californians visit the coast, most don't deepen their experience by spending the night, especially those who are younger, are in a lower-income family, or are people of color.
Read my latest article for the Bay Area Monitor to learn how agencies and non-profits are working to provide equitable access to low-cost overnight accommodations on the coast.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
|Brad Robinson swimming in the San Francisco Bay.|
Photo by Fran Hegeler
I tried swimming in the San Francisco Bay twice while wearing a half wet suit, hood, and booties. I still had trouble catching my breath.
I want to try again, especially after interviewing Fran Hegeler and Brad Robinson for my latest article in Estuary News. The piece profiles these South End Rowing Club swimmers, and the joy they get from swimming in the bay, despite its perils.
Read it here.
Monday, December 10, 2018
|Dwarfed by giants on the Vineyard Trail|
at Jack London State Park.
Photo by Aleta George
The scientists working with Save the Redwoods League on the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative want to know if that holds true for second- and third-growth forests, too.
Read more about redwoods and climate change in my latest for the Bay Area Monitor.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
|Making compost at Sierra Orchards|
(Photo compliments of Sierra Orchards)
Take a look at Carbon Farming: Sequestering Greenhouse Gases in the Soil, my latest for Bay Area Monitor.
|Docent Kay Jang at Regional Parks|
Botanic Garden at Tilden Park
The district’s volunteer program is a human web of support. It’s also a giant hug that goes both ways.
Here's an article I wrote about EBRPD volunteers for Bay Nature magazine.