What Rachel Carson Has Taught Us About Environmental Protection

Under much scrutiny from chemical companies, environmentalist and activist Rachel Carson released her book, Silent Spring, on September 27th, 1962. It shook the public and brought the environmental world into focus. Environmental protection became a real, ongoing topic, and what…

Life Beneath the Surface: How Soil Connects Us

There is a universe beneath our feet – billions of micro-organisms in a teaspoon full of healthy, organic soil. Fungi, earthworms, bacteria, nematodes, and other organisms, arranging themselves in a constantly changing world of death and live, dormancy and decay…

5 Reasons to Choose Organic Bananas (vs. Conventional)

You may be thinking that the banana peel protects you from pesticides, but there’s more to it. Here are 5 reasons why buying organic bananas matters. Top 5 Reasons Why Choosing Organic Bananas Matters 1. Your Health Even though bananas…

Island Wisdom: The Lessons We Can Learn from Hawaiian Culture

There is a deep reverence and respect for the Elements of Water, Sky, and Earth, Sun, and Moon that we’ll find when we engage with cultures that have developed in the middle of the ocean, away from the speed of…

Guardian – Official Trailer

Instituted in the early 1900s, the Canadian government’s “Guardian” program established a network of maritime patrolmen tasked with the ecological protection of coastal waterways. Dedicated to lives of science and solitude, Guardians live on boats full-time, monitoring the salmon populations…

Chasing Coral is a Must Watch Film on Oceans and Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us. In this podcast episode, we are entering a world that many of us will never witness. The stunningly beautiful world of coral reefs. Like tropical birds underwater, corals are strange, incredible. We will learn…

The Art of Giving Simple Gifts

Running along the coast of the picturesque Maui shoreline, in the early morning hours, with an Epic5 Athlete will remain in my memory for a lifetime. The Epic5 Challenge, which consists of 5 full Iron Distance Triathlons on 5 Hawaiian…

Reduce Food Waste! How to Use Every Bit of Your CSA Produce Box

It’s here! The box you’ve been waiting for: your weekly CSA produce box. Most of the items you’ve set aside for recipes, but there at the bottom remain a few vegetables you don’t know what do with… Until now! Below…

Fast and Cheap Fashion is Polluting Our Rivers Across the Globe

In honor of the San Francisco Green Film Festival, we are covering a handful of outstanding documentaries. These new films are as brilliantly produced as they are critical. They are – hopefully – shaping our society and our way of…

What Are the 4 Levels of Organic Certification?

Most people understand that there is a difference between organic and conventionally sourced foods. Conventional farming methods include synthetic fertilizers, whereas organic farming uses natural fertilizers such as cow manure or compost. Organic farming is often concerned with sustainability, biodiversity…

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