NYC Compost Project

I had the wonderful pleasure of sitting in for a presentation by a member of Queens Botanical Garden's Compost Project. I learned that this project is funded by the NYC's Department of Sanitation, which is a wonderful effort on their part to create awareness & make rounds for organic matter collection. Here's what I learned. … Continue reading NYC Compost Project


Some Triumph for African Lions

Image source: ABC News (2015) Most of us aren't aware of how African lion hunting actually takes place. So although this article regards some triumph for African lions -- I equally want to disclose that it's not a full ban on trophy hunting of these marvelous felines. A private U.S. pro-hunting group Safari Club International has … Continue reading Some Triumph for African Lions

10 Necessary Factors for a Sustainable Environment

1. Combating poverty is a central goal because poverty reduces access to healthcare, education, and other essential components of development. 2. Reducing resource consumption is a global consideration, but wealthy regions are responsible for most of the world's consumption. For example, the United States and Europe have less than 15 percent of the world's population, … Continue reading 10 Necessary Factors for a Sustainable Environment

Ivory Victory in China

Image source: National Geographic (2016) It's with much contentment to announce that China has finally banned ivory. Chinese authorities announced this decision one year ago, promising that by the end of 2017 they would close all ivory business and implement a ban. Now it is officially so! Elephant populations declined at an alarming rate from … Continue reading Ivory Victory in China

Real Trees vs. Artificial Trees

We are officially 20 days away from the Christmas holiday and, of course, the environmental conversation continues. I want to address our thoughts on real Christmas trees versus artificial ones. At first thought, you would think that artificial trees dominate because they can be reused over & over, year after year, but that's actually wrong. I know … Continue reading Real Trees vs. Artificial Trees

Back to Nature

I had an amazing opportunity over this past weekend (which was also my birthday weekend) to go to the mountains in Catskill, NY. I'm a nature lover as it is so I was excited to say the least. I only stood for 3 days and 3 nights but that was more than enough time to … Continue reading Back to Nature