Resolve to Stay Curious and Live Passionately in 2014

In 2014, I resolve to stay curious about the incredible world that we live in and continue to ask plenty of questions each day. I resolve to learn new things and stay informed and aware of global issues.

Why Having Pets Makes Us More Human

Through all of the tears and the heartbreak, I have found that having a pet makes us more human. Please why everyone should have at least one best friend that is furry.

Full Circle: a WWOOFer’s Perspective

A WWOOFer (Worldwide Opportunity on Organic Farms reflects on her second visit to an organic herb farm, where she learned more about plant harvesting, medicine making and natural building

Gardening: An Act of Defiance

A Jersey girl turned WWOOFer tells the story of her personal experience at Raven Crest Botanicals, an organic farm in upstate New York.

Factory Farming Plowing Over Family Farms

A hard look at the state of the food industry and the impact of factory farming on polluted run-off, animal rights, and small family farms across America.

Putting a Price on the Environment

Will assigning monetary value to the environment help to create an ethic of land stewardship or cause further detachment from nature?

An Appalachian Alternative to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mines

Many criticize eliminating coal mining in West Virginia because of the amount of jobs the sector provides. A wind farm, however, would employ over 200 local residents during the two-year construction phase, and create 40-50 permanent maintenance jobs afterward. A wind farm would also allow the mountain to be used for other purposes, like sustainable forestry, mountain harvesting, and gathering of wild forest plants, creating additional jobs and the opportunity for stable income for locals.