Sensory Gardening Stimulating Seniors

July of 2016, my company was contracted to install an indoor edible herb garden at a senior living facility in Frederick, Maryland. Nearby, setting on a couch in the activity room where the installation was taking place, was a nonresponsive man that suffered a stroke a few months ago, sitting next to his responsive wife […]

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Trump’s Environmental Bold Picks and Plays

Bold Picks So far, Trump’s cabinet picks look like shelves of motor oil cans arranged from premium oil to mid-grade.  This sludge is toxic, harmful, and dangerous. Trump’s Secretary of State pick is Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil.  Tillerson has many ties with foreign leaders surrounding oil issues.  His appointment might complicate and compromise […]

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The Earth Needs You to Re-Connect

There are simply ways you can join the environmental community working to tackle climate change; from taking personal actions that limits your personal use of greenhouse gases emissions to the way you recycle and the way you vote by signing environmental petitions that speak directly to your elected officials. The following list is certainly not […]

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How to Stump Trump and Save the Environment

As an environmentalist, I am bracing myself for the worst case scenarios our current elected president and his administration could implement. In recent years, the world has slowed its impact on the environment by making strides in sustainable and renewable energy sources and, finally, recognizing that climate change is real. The world is looking at […]

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Trump Stance on the Environment is a Disgrace

For years now I have been spreading the message to protect, preserve, and to give honor to the very being that all life resides upon, EARTH. Our newly-elected president, Donald Trump has a very different message. His stance is to protect, preserve and to give honor to businesses only. Forgetting and dismissing the environment issues […]

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EPA Reaches Out to Communities of Color

The Environmental Protection Agency was established on Dec. 2, 1970 under Republican President Nixon in the wake of elevated concerns about the environment. On Oct. 28, 2016, the EPA released their 5-year environmental justice plan covering the years 2016-2020. What does the plan entail and how will it effect people of color? There is finally […]

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EPA Works to Protect All of America

The EPA-Environmental Protection Agency was established on December 2, 1970 under Republican President Richard Nixon’s administration in the wake of elevated concerns about the environment. On October 28, 2016, the EPA released their 5-year Environmental Justice-EJ strategic plan for advancing environmental justice for the years 2016-2020. What does the plan entail and how would that […]

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Gardening: A Healthful Medicine for Seniors

Over the past year, I have been active with seniors presenting hands-on environmental projects at nursing and assisted living facilities.  I know as an environmental educator, working with the soil through gardening exercises promotes all over good health for people and the environment. In today’s society, we as humans have detached ourselves from nature.  As […]

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Sioux Tribe Engaged in Sacred Environmental Battle

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota are reportedly engaged in a legal environmental and sacred battle against Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the D.C. District Court over a proposed oil pipeline that would run near their reservation – arguing that the pipeline […]

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Breaking Down Solar Energy Options

Many thanks to my readers!  I received several requests to summarize the difference between owning, leasing, or signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a residential solar system.  So here goes…. Owning A Solar System: Solar power systems can cost $15,000 to $30,000 before any rebates and incentives.  Once installed, the owners receive rebates, tax […]

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