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Is it rational to spend your own free time practicing your hobbies in your favorite location? Of course it is! At the same time, it’s also rational to want to see that place always in its...

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A Blue Zone is a term used to identify a demographic or geographic area in the world where people live considerably  longer lives. In each of these areas, the rate of centenarians (residents over the age of 100) is ten times greater...

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Cultivate, educate, and serve the community; these are the main goals of urban agriculture. Whether you have a green roof, are just growing in a small space, or are part of a co-op, urban food...

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It’s interesting to me how misconceived green infrastructure and stormwater management are by both the general public and educated community planners. Implementation of Low Impact Development has lagged in communities because of a lack of...

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It’s an issue that has plagued every major city around the world. Food deserts exist in every major city of the country, especially in low income neighborhoods. What Are Food Deserts? The United States Department...

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Scallops are sweet, delicate, meaty, and take only minutes to cook – not to mention they’re a seafood sustainability item. Unless you know how to buy and cook scallops, you probably eat them when you celebrate...

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People often believe that even if they reduce their energy use and attempt to live a greener lifestyle, they won’t make a difference in a sea of over-consuming citizens. I believe this logic is detrimental...

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What’s a Legume? Legumes are an extremely popular crop for farmers and consumers, but most do not know the agricultural and environmental benefits of using them during crop rotations. Some grain legumes – such as...

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This year I was fortunate enough to spend the holidays exploring the lush ecosystems of Costa Rica. It was a trip full of jungle hikes, snorkeling adventures, bird watching, and wildlife viewing in one of...

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My parents have always been massive tree-huggers. Growing up, they’d take my sisters and I on birding outings, camping adventures, and road trips to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. So, when they...

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