History for Environment

Massive victory for whales & the world!

When you share petition after petition after petition for years, you hope to one day hear the wonderful news that the change you’ve been waiting and wishing for has finally arrived. Well, today was that marvelous day! I woke up to this lovely news on my Facebook newsfeed this morning and have seen it everywhere [...]

I need you!

Hi everyone! Can you please take just a few moments out of your day to take my dissertation survey? I would be so grateful if you were able to share it and ask all your friends and family to do it, too! I need a variety of participants from all around the world with various [...]

Hope for Orangutans: Kellogg’s committing to sustainable palm oil

Over three years ago, I wrote about two Girl Scouts challenging Kellogg’s to drop palm oil from their Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies in order to protect endangered animals such as the orangutans and tigers, rainforests and tribes in Borneo and Sumatra. It may have seemed like a long time coming, but we finally have [...]

Act now to protect the Amazon

I know I’ve mentioned the Amazon rainforest on here multiple times, but to say it is important to our world is an understatement. “The Amazon is the world’s largest tract of tropical rainforest, containing the Earth’s greatest biological reservoir – around 30 percent of all terrestrial species are found there.” (Source: BBC) And that’s not [...]

Tag it with these beauties

I love simple features that make something automatically go from bland to extraordinary. These wooden, hand painted chalkboard gift tags do just that to anything they’re attached to. I already was a fan of this type of gift tag, but these take tags to a different level. Since these are hand painted, reusable, and an [...]

Why it’s important to protect the Boreal Forest

Today on Care2, I watched this short but very informative video about the Canadian Boreal Forest. I realize that not everyone thinks like me and protecting something because it is part of nature isn’t always descriptive enough. By protecting one place or species, like the Boreal Forest, you are protecting so much more. This video [...]

Are you unknowingly supporting rainforest destruction?

With most negative things in this world, the main reason they’re still around is because people just aren’t knowledgeable about the consequences. According to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “palm oil is in roughly 50% of packaged goods sold on grocery store shelves” and “the expansion of palm oil plantations is one of the biggest [...]

(Which to…) Choose. Bike. Be Happy.

The accommodations in which I live are a bit further from my university campus than the others and I’ve strongly been considering riding a bike to school. The only downfalls I can see are the rideability of the area (although I’ve seen quite a few cyclers and have heard it’s becoming a very bike-friendly area), [...]

Good news to brighten your day & give you hope

Oh, how I love sharing good news with all of you, especially when there’s so much of it that I need to share it all in one post. The days are getting away from me, but I couldn’t wait to share this information, especially since I’ve mentioned many of these issues and topics before, so [...]

Giving never seemed so easy and fun

One of the projects that I’ve been working on for Ecorazzi is their completely new fast-paced philanthropy site called Microist. Microist funds non-profit organizations through donations that are divided among thirty days so that every organization in that thirty days receives an equal amount of funds. Every single day (starting on the 12th of September, [...]