Environment

Of the 1 billion plastic bags distributed every day on our planet, 0.2 to 0.3 percent — millions, in other words —  end up in the ocean. Bags, along with other forms of plastic, float on the surface, where they’re often mistaken for food by turtles, birds and other marine life. Courtesy of The Kind Life

Simple Steps For Families To Save Our Oceans

Two years ago I attended the first conference on Your Brain on the Ocean, the brainchild of ocean champion and sea turtle expert Dr Wallace J. Nichols. I was struck by the powerful message that kept coming back. We love our oceans, it’s ingrained in our brains. The sound and sight of the ocean soothes our bodies. We […]

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Recycle Reborn.

Recycling Is A Beautiful Thing – On The Afterlife of Plastic Bottles and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Do you ever wonder what happens to a plastic bottle once it’s empty, drunk, enjoyed to the last drop? If all goes well it goes to a recycling facility and finds a new life as a different object. That’s the happy princess ending. If all goes wrong it goes to the dump or even worse, […]

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Follow me on the San Francisco Examiner

Follow me on the San Francisco Examiner

Green news! This week, I started writing for the San Francisco Examiner as one of their green parenting specialists. Check out my Examiner page here. My first article covered sustainable fish sticks, a topic I had no idea depleted the oceans until now. In the next few weeks, I intend to concentrate on holiday topics […]

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Potrero Nuevo Farm

Potrero Nuevo Farm

Potrero Nuevo Farm is a newcomer in Half Moon Bay’s agricultural landscape. Not even two years old, it has already accomplished a lot and promises lots more in the field of sustainable farming and living. An offspring of the Potrero Nuevo Fund, a foundation that supports community based organizations, the farm is a slice of […]

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Urbia: A Nature Hike with an Urban Flair

Last week, my good friend Susan Silber from Safe Routes to School Transform introduced me by email to Damien Raffa. Together with Barbara Corff, Damien co-founded Urbia Adventure League, an outdoor treasure hunt that rolled out last weekend. On Saturday June 13, at the foot of the 16th avenue & Moraga mosaic stairs, Damien and […]

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