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Cozy Up at Home for an Environmental Film Night!

Environmental documentaries tend to be - *ahem*- a tad bleak. Rightfully so, we suppose. The truth about climate change, species extinction, and ecosystem collapse is dire. However, us long-time environmentalists at ESA tend to gravitate toward the films that offer a solution, that inspire, that spark action among viewers since we know only dropping the negative news makes folks feel [MORE...]

We Did a Lot in 2020! Support Us for an Even Better 2021!

Dear Friend and Supporter of the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance,  Happy Holidays! The Evergreen Sustainability Alliance team (formerly Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability + You or EAS+Y) hopes that you consider a year-end donation to us. We made a big impact in 2020 thanks to your support!  This is a critically important time to mitigate the climate crisis. With record wildfires ravaging our nation [MORE...]

All the Things & Lessons From the Garden

Since my kids started school again in a tenuous, uncertain year, I find myself getting sucked into the vortex again. You know the one: the busy vortex, the “more more more” and “do do do” and “must have” vortex that cultural norms in our Westernized developed capitalist country beckon us to follow. Er, maybe I should be easier on [MORE...]

Thinking Differently About How YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!

We’ve all heard Smokey the Bear’s classic adage: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Smokey’s recommendations have always been about following fire ban restrictions, making sure your campfire is completely and fully out, and being smart about using flammables in wilderness areas. But it’s time to take Smokey’s recommendations even further as ash and smoke affect air quality across the [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:26:12-07:00August 16th, 2020|Zero Waste, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening, Climate|0 Comments

Gardening with Dave: The Biochar Experiment

Not sure what piqued my interest in using biochar in my garden until I researched the subject on the internet to find numerous articles praising the idea. First a bit of background before I describe the experiment that I am working on. The following excerpt is from the U.S. Biochar Initiative (USBI): “Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from [MORE...]

By |2020-10-18T09:43:41-06:00April 13th, 2020|Composting, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening|0 Comments
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