Honoring Our Mother

Honoring Our Mother

by Monica and Miro   In honor of Mother’s Day, we pay tribute to the mother we all share – Mother Earth.  The imagery of nature and the natural world, and all its bounty, has its origins in many cultures. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life; the Latin word for […]

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To the Class of 2020, From Monica and Miro

To the Class of 2020, From Monica and Miro

Graduations are another important ritual that we collectively have to forego this year to due to coronavirus.  If you are like me (Monica) with a son, and a niece and nephew who are graduating, here is the upside – you don’t have to sit through a speech by some celebrity or politician telling your loved […]

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Earth Day at 50: Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Earth Day at 50: Pathways to a Sustainable Future

By Daniel C. Esty Tens of millions of Americans took to the streets 50 years ago this week to demand ramped-up environmental protection in the face of choking smog in cities across the country, fouled waterways (including the drama of Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River catching on fire), and a terrible oil spill that blackened the California […]

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Turning to Nature to Help and Heal

Turning to Nature to Help and Heal

By Katy Fenn, Director, Education Outreach, World Wildlife Fund   Fellow parents: this is a challenging time for most of us.  I’m a mom to a 4-year-old and a nearly 2-year-old now home from daycare, and like so many of you, I am adjusting to a new way of working while figuring out how to […]

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50 Years of Earth Day: How to Continue Our Fight in the Age of Coronavirus

50 Years of Earth Day: How to Continue Our Fight in the Age of Coronavirus

By Miro Korenha and Monica Medina This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day when 20 million Americans took to the streets and demanded action to clean up the environment.  It was a unifying moment – people from all walks of life and in every region participated. It was an impressive expression […]

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Coronavirus – How to Get Out of This Madness

Coronavirus – How to Get Out of This Madness

by Lee Hannah, Senior Scientist, Conservation International Right now, money is flowing from Capitol Hill to provide us with much needed economic support in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As this happens, we need to make sure that money also flows towards preventing similar pandemics from happening in the future. To stop this cycle of […]

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