Opening Doors: United Nations and You (2014 Social Good Summit)

Opening Doors: United Nations and You (2014 Social Good Summit)

In 10 days, the movers and shakers of the world will be gathering at the United Nations in New York City for intense closed-doors discussions on solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. For a very long time, too long, the public is shut out from these discussions. The Internet changed the relationship between … Continue reading

Vacationing in an Unsustainable Place

Vacationing in an Unsustainable Place

Before arriving in Corolla, North Carolina, one of the 14 beach towns on the barrier islands, I was apprehensive of what I would find and say that might cause arguments amongst family and friends. Recalling what I was taught during my geology and ecology classes, the Outer Banks was always a prime example of barrier … Continue reading

A Necessary Uphill Battle

A Necessary Uphill Battle

Climate change educators and advocates need to have a thick skin:  “This silliness. HOAX!”  “If you truly believe that humans are the problem…then how could you bring children into this world to further damage the planet? I’m not asking you to run out and massacre small children, but why create new little earth-killing machines?”  “#epa … Continue reading

Apps Are Not Textbooks (Not Yet)

Apps Are Not Textbooks (Not Yet)

“Apps” seem like fun. “Textbooks” seem like a bore. “Apps” are interactive. “Textbooks” are static. “Apps” are current. “Textbooks” become outdated after a year (try selling your textbooks back to a bookstore and you will be lucky to get a third of the purchase price back). Could apps one day replace textbooks? There are different … Continue reading

A Backstory of an Adaptation Plan

A Backstory of an Adaptation Plan

With a sigh of relief, the climate adaptation plan that I’ve been a research assistant on for close to a year is finally done. Being a rookie in applying my environmental science education into real world scenarios, this journey was an enlightening one. My mentor and author of Adapting to a Changing Climate: Risks & … Continue reading