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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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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Life without a trash can

Since we started "eco bricking" my partner and I have been able to completely get rid of our trash can. It has been exciting not having anything going to the dump and creating building materials instead. As I write this she is stuffing bottles we found on the roadside last night with some un-recycleable materials …

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My first year as a Vegan

One year ago today I made the decision to truly open my heart and align my thoughts with my actions, opening my circle of compassion to include all beings on Earth. I made the decision that I would no longer support the suffering and death of others because I liked the taste of it and …

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Combating climate change 3x day

I was at the Taos environmental film festival today to watch the movie "Before the Flood" which did a good job showing how bad things have gotten in terms of environmental damage caused by humans but only touched on the easiest thing we can do to combat it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of …

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Celebrate the Earth and all life that calls it home.

Today being Earth day it seems appropriate to write about our relationship to the wonderful wild areas remaining and how to protect them as they are destroyed and tamed by the onslaught of human "advancement". At the rate we are currently going there may not be wilderness for us to enjoy in the not so …

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