18 Questions with Audra Mulkern

Meet Audra Mulkern: founder of the Female Farmer Project™, international speaker, James Beard 2019 Finalist, writer, photographer, one of Reader’s Digest Country Women Magazine 45 “Amazing Women”, and an incredible inspiration to hundreds of women and girls across the world! Check out her answers to...

HOW FOOD HAS CHANGED IN THE PAST 50 YEARS

The food retail and services sector weighs in with a  combined sales of $5.75 trillion. In modern America, food has undergone significant changes in the past 50 years, some good, some bad and others that seem to have gone in a complete circle! As a...

Happy World Habitat Day!

Happy World Habitat Day, my fellow eco-friendlies! Today, across the world, the leading minds of sustainability will be discussing how exactly “innovative frontier technologies” can contribute to the efficiency of waste management worldwide. In 1985, the United Nations designated the first October Monday of each year to...

Sea-Floor Mining

With the many decades of mining in and on the surface of the earth for minerals, some more valuable than others, it’s concluding that the rate of depletion of these riches’ will not meet future higher demand. Mining companies are turning to other means and places of extracting...

Chemical Run-Off: A Recipe for Disaster

Imagine a river filled to the brim with all the toxic materials and waste your city creates. Don’t forget to include the herbicides from farms, the metals from roofs, and the petroleum from cars. Now imagine the rain comes and mixes all of these materials...

A Menace to Wildlife Animals

Poaching, the illegal trade in wildlife that is a highly organized, sophisticated criminal activity on an industrial scale, has become the 4th largest criminal enterprise worldwide followed only by drug smuggling, human trafficking and counterfeiting. Statistics show the illegal trade in wildlife is 26% higher than previously thought making...

National Wildlife Day

Happy National Wildlife Day from Eco18! Today is a day for spreading gratitude and awareness for the wonderful plant and animal species around us, our companions on this big blue planet. Habitat destruction, species endangerment, and biodiversity loss are words we regularly see in the...

A Space Oddity: Fresh Vegetables in Space?

Even astronauts can’t avoid eating their veggies. In the vacuum of space, the International Space Station orbits 408 kilometers (about 254 miles) from Earth. This station houses astronauts from all over the world and to stay healthy they have to exercise every day and eat...