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A Sustainability Hero’s meditation on airplanes

photo courtesy of Natural Couriosities
photo courtesy of Natural Couriosities

Ben Blonder, the author of Natural Curiosities is a sustainability hero. He really is – one of fourteen Next Generation of Environmental Conservationists Champions of Change named by U.S. President Obama.

And he “walks the walk”. Good science researchers work hard! I feel hopeful about the future of the planet Continue reading A Sustainability Hero’s meditation on airplanes

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California water savings beat 25% mandate

Xeriscape - photo courtesy of OutdoorCraftsmen.com
Xeriscape – photo courtesy of OutdoorCraftsmen.com

Despite being the hottest June on record, California cities and towns used 27.3% less water during June 2015 than they did during the same month in California’s regulatory baseline year of 2013. Under California’s emergency water conservation regulation, state municipal areas must reduce water use by at least 25% from 2013 levels. Continue reading California water savings beat 25% mandate

Trees increase youth and financial security

treeIt’s well known that trees improve air quality, reduce building cooling and heating energy use, enhance physical and mental health and generally improve people’s quality of life. Recently an international team of researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Australia quantified how much younger and financially secure trees can make you seem. Continue reading Trees increase youth and financial security