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  • 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…

  • More to Wal-Mart than Meets the Eye

    You might not believe this but I had never been to a Wal-Mart until... last week. Yikes! As I walked around the vast expanse dedicated to the convenient consumption of goods, my head was turning. Row after row of clothing, car batteries, beauty products, organic produce, bicycles, cameras, cookware. And there was more. People were getting their taxes done and indulging in manicures. Others were lunching at a McDonald's. It was enormous, a real shopping behemoth. A…

  • Home Composting Demystified

    If you’re like many (including myself at first), composting seems quite complicated and best left to the “experts.” Luckily, it turns out it’s pretty simple to do, though easier and faster if you have a yard or outdoor space. Composting defined Composting is the process of turning organic materials, such as vegetable scraps, leaves, and grass, to rich soil that can then be used as fertilizer. The…