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  • It’s a Wrap!

    Have you been waiting until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? Me too! For those of you, however, who have been organized enough to have bought your gifts and are now thinking about getting some nice shiny paper with pretty pictures to wrap them in, DON'T. Or at least not until you've read below for other wrapping ideas:   > Reuse wrapping paper: Did you know that, on average, each of us wraps 20 gifts during the holidays? We could…

  • Let’s go shopping . . .

    Do we really need to? Maybe. If you aren't looking forward to battling the crowds and waiting in long lines while listening to ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,’ but want to show your love and keep it green, you’ve got many choices. Get creative, use your talents: write a song, paint a portrait, give a foot massage, you get the idea Give an experience: theater or concert tickets, a cooking class, a spa day, a ride in a hot air balloon…

  • Organic Ingredients

    So you're off to do your grocery shopping, equipped with a list of the essential ingredients for the dinner you'll be making tonight for your friends. You get to the store and are faced with a now-familiar dilemma - to buy organic or conventional? Does it matter? Will your friends be able to tell the difference? In short, yes and yes (unless their diet usually consists of frozen pizzas). In general, organic ingredients taste better, are healthier for you, and…

  • Pulling the Rug Out From Under Antarctic Ecosystems

      Benjamin Saenz Every eco-system exists within a fragile and intricate web of life that ensures the survival of all the members of that community. In the Antarctic, small shrimp-like organisms called krill, each one weighing no more than a paper clip, play a critical role in the food chain of the Southern Ocean. The Antarctic Krill Conservation Project (AKCP) was recently launched by Pew Charitable Trusts, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition,…

  • Breaking News- US Support for Sustainable Fisheries

    Having worked for the past year on marine resource management issues in Central America, I am ecstatic to see the US taking a leadership role to protect sustainable fisheries and to safeguard their use by calling for an end to destructive fishing practices such as unregulated bottom trawling on the high seas. On October 3, the White House announced a Presidential directive that instructs the Secretary of State, in collaboration with the Secretary of Commerce, to work…