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  • Remember Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

    Mother's Day is right around the corner! Show your mom (or any of the amazing women in your life) you love her and Mother Earth (it is Mother's Day after all - it shouldn't be just for humans!). Here are some eco-friendly ideas: Spend quality time with her: We're so busy running around, that even when we are with others, we're thinking about something else half the time. Focus on just her for a few hours. Cook! Especially if you don't…

  • Thinking Local at the Farmer’s Market

    I just got back from the farmer's market this morning with a week's worth of organic produce and a lot on my mind. Usually, the market is a place for me to escape to on Sunday mornings, with my fabric shopping bags in tow, and reconnect with my values and my community. I love to chat with the local farmers about their produce and hear the wonderful stories about their farms and their families. I feel so happy as I peruse their wooden box stalls and take in the…

  • Oops… I did it again.

    I think I just made a lot of people mad. As some of you might know, I have spent the past two years living in Central America working on marine conservation issues. That work led me to collaborate with communities of poor fishermen, journalists, environmental groups, and government officials. It was an extraordinary experience that gave me a new understanding and perspective on the struggles to achieve meaningful conservation in the region. But it was also very…

  • Sustainable Seafood

    I love seafood but there is so much of it I won't eat because it’s not sustainable. "So, what IS sustainable?" is a question I get a lot. Check out this video blog by Brian Halweil of the Worldwatch Institute. It says it all!   Several chefs in the Washington, DC, area are have made a commitment to sustainable seafood in their restaurants. Today’s Washington Post article highlights the good work that our friend…

  • A Mother’s Legacy

    As many of you know, our father died when we were little, too young to really remember him. But, thanks to my mother, he was present in our lives all the same and the stories of our parent's adventures together are the inspiration behind all that we do today. If it weren't for my mother, who embodies the living memories that guide our sense of purpose, we would certainly not be where we are today. Too often, my mother is overlooked as the real reason we…