Back to reality

After 1,500 miles of biking across the Baja peninsula, swimming in the Pacific Ocean and sea of Cortez, listening to humpback whales signing underwater and countless other amazing experiences I am back in New Mexico playing in the dirt and tending to plants on the farm. It was a bit of a shock diving back …

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Conscious Consumption

It is that time of year when we are overwhelmed with the message to buy, buy, buy! Everyone is trying to sell some happiness but don't let that get in the way of actually being happy. It is very possible to live near zero waste in our trash filled society, here is some information I …

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Carrot Dogs: delicious, cruelty free dogs

This recipe is a great alternative to hot dogs and in my opinion even tastier. After all a hot dog is just a vehicle for condiments anyway. I’m telling you, there is really nothing that exists in the animal flesh world of food that cannot be made just as tasty with plants, and this vegan …

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ECOSIA: The search engine that plants trees

I discovered this company by chance while browsing the internet and it seems like a simple way to make the earth a better place and help plant trees. All you have to do is go to their website http://www.ecosia.org and follow the instructions to make ecosia your default search engine. The way it works is …

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Collecting some building materials

The other day Carrie set out for a bike ride to do some training for our upcoming Baja divide ride but ended up returning loaded with plastic bottles she had found on the side of the road ready to be turned into eco-bricks. I guess building materials take precedent over training. She had found over …

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Would you risk your life for an Elephant?

This is something that African Wildlife rangers are doing everyday to protect elephants from poachers. Rangers often work for little reward or recognition, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems. A ranger is killed in the line of duty, on average, every three days – often violently at …

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Eat like you give a damn

Our planet is in serious trouble. In the past 40 years alone, we’ve lost over half of the world’s wildlife; there are more than 400 massive dead zones in the oceans, completely devoid of life due to our pollution; and there is currently more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than there has ever been in …

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