2018: The Year of Going Straw-Less

Over the past month American Airlines, Starbucks and the state of Seattle have announced they’re going straw-free for very important reasons. On a daily basis, over 500 million straws are used. Straws are the main single-use plastic item that ends up harming our planet, by...

9/11 How To Deal with Trauma

The one thing that stands out in my mind about the events of 9/11 is how angry I was. For many months after the event, I couldn’t shake it. It actually began to seem abnormal to me. Everyone was sad, grieving and weeping, yet I...

WOMEN’S EQUALITY – THE BADASS WOMEN

These days, women’s equality is often focused around equal pay, but those of us who remember the ”bad old days”, pay was the least of the problem. I recently came across this Facebook site and love that there’s a place to see all these stories...

Preserving Seed Diversity

Over the past century, 93% of seed varieties have been lost. Without a strong base of diverse seeds, food production is threatened by disease and climate change. Promoting the use of diverse seed types enhances food security and promotes the preservation of traditional cultural practices...

APRIL IS WORLD AUTISM MONTH

As many of you know, April is world autism month - giving us the opportunity to learn more about it and join advocates to support more research, family support, and increased awareness. Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not creeping up so much as leaping...