I am appreciative to Earth Watch for giving me an indispensable research experience that will undoubtedly shape my career aspirations and for giving me the opportunity to learn about the disastrous effects of climate change so that I can help mitigate those effects for our generation’s posterity.
Sometimes you can get lost in the maze that is the suburbs full of bright lights and the never ending amount of houses, it seems that nature is just the world’s accessory and fashion statement. I want to live in a place where nature and humans can become one with each other in a balance that you only hear from a storybook like Snow White.
There’s a certain joy that comes with being in the backcountry, a thing that, now, 61 students have grown to appreciate in our own way. As part of Conserve School’s curriculum, we are lucky enough to spend a week in Sylvania Wilderness of Northern Wisconsin. Of course, complaints are registered on trail, it’s inevitable, but […]
Iris, now nocturnal, Prances through the sky, Her colors only visible, Through the inhuman eye. Sailing through the stars She twirls, leaps, and bounds, To the music of the Earth, Above and beyond that of human sounds. Her scarf, the finest fiber, Stolen from the sun, Trails behind, leaving light, Longer with each run. The […]
Even though it was dirty and exhausting work cleaning up the mess that other people had thrown into the river that had consequently washed up on shore, it was also very rewarding seeing that, at least at that specific moment in our lives, my mom and I were being part of the solution instead of part of the problem. It was rewarding knowing that by cleaning up our two bags of trash, my mom and I were helping to guarantee smiling kids on a happy, healthy planet for many years to come. Our small deed that we did that day is just one clip in the long movie that is, and forever will be, the movie of people coming together to help put an end to climate change.
They seem to all understand the notion of quality over quantity, that things to tend to cost a little more but then they can last longer. Also, it seems like they understand a thing or two about simplicity that just isn’t a part of American culture. It’s very hard to explain why all these things seem to happen here but I think part of the reason is that here everything is closer, you have a 5 minute walk to the local grocery store, 15 minutes to the next town over, everything connected by a huge public transportation network and lots of people biking and walking to get around.
I helped the turtle free itself, took a step back, and realized what had just occurred; a small turtle had just shown me my future and helped me to realize the goal I will work to achieve for the rest of my life: protecting the natural world.
he Earth is not for you to use even though you think she doesn’t hurt
because we do not see the damage we are doing does not mean it isn’t there
it just doesn’t mean anything to us because we don’t hear screaming
and we think this is our right
but listen to me when I tell you that we do not own anything,
there is no justification for destroying something that has never done anything but give
there is no reason to not be gentle with something you love
A silver tongue licks the sky, And cackles through the trees. Whistling and shrieking, Is the haunting winter breeze. Chittering and chattering, Frozen mouths gaping wide, A lone wolf howls, Whilst small creatures hide. As winter’s somber song Fills the crystalline air, Furry paws pound the ground, Jaws hanging without a care. A voice breaks […]
The science of climate change is hard for everyone to comprehend, especially as the knowledge is perpetually changing and developing. I heard a professor of environmental economics admit that she does not have a full understanding of it. What we do know is that we are overstepping our niche as humans.