• Announcing the 2018 Grant Recipients—4 years of grants totaling $150,000!

    To soak in nature. To be moved and inspired. We are grateful to Finley for sharing this powerful feeling and for helping all of us to work together to do what we can for the environment. Thanks to the generosity of so many, today we are able to announce $50,000 in grants distributed to 5 […]

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  • Good News on Earth Day!

    Our final ‘Birthday to Earth Day’ post—before we announce our grants later today—is from Coleman, Finley’s big brother, and gives a little well deserved encouragement for all the efforts we have been making to green our ways. —  Everyone knows that humanity is causing the planet a few problems, and good news at the global […]

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  • Weed killer be gone

    Spring has spring, and so have the weeds.  Unfortunately, it also means that the annual assault from glyphosate, sold under the brand name Roundup®, is gearing up. The chemical, which is now found in the majority of U.S. rivers and streams, 70% of rainfall samples, and much of our non-organic food, has been declared a […]

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  • Inspiration, education, and getting your hands dirty!

    Today’s post is from a dear family friend,  and Finley fan (as you will see), Grace Pezzeminti. Whenever my uncle invited my father to go deep sea fishing, he would bring along his briefcase, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. That should give you an idea of how outdoorsy my family is. […]

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  • Veggielution!

    Today’s post is from Finley’s cousin, Emma Eaton.  Emma is about to graduate with her World Health major! Last summer I had the privilege of working as both a farm and program liaison intern at Veggielution, an urban farm in the heart of downtown San Jose. This allowed me to interact with the full spectrum […]

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  • Take a Positive Step

    Here’s a riddle: what’s one easy thing that you can do every day that will improve your health, save money, and help air quality?  Hint: It starts with “w”.  Yup: Walk more! Walking for any purpose is good for your physical and mental health, but when you substitute walking for a portion of your driving […]

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  • Community Solar Gardens

    Everybody loves the neighborhood community garden, right? Folks from all walks of life come together to cultivate a patch of land and enjoy their local harvest. This same idea is catching on with solar energy production. By buying or leasing a “share” in a local community solar garden, you can receive credit on your electric […]

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  • Fresh (news) from your Seafood Counter

    The products available at your seafood counter are changing. For the first time global consumption of farm raised seafood has surpassed wild caught. Now more than 50% of fish consumed in the US is from Aquaculture—the fastest growing form of food production in the world. Wild caught options at your seafood counter are changing as […]

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  • Good Dirt

    Spring is in the air, and gardening is on our minds. Local garden stores are gearing up with tantalizing seedlings and blooming perennials to entice even the brownest of thumbs. Along with the plants themselves are a dizzying array of fertilizers, seed starter mixes and potting soils.  How to choose? Not all soil amendments are […]

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  • Greening Your Flight

    Traveling is a large part of our eco-footprint. If you can’t be a homebody, take the time to find the most efficient mode of transport. The International Civil Aviation Organization has a carbon calculator where you can learn the impact of a proposed airline flight. Then take that info and compare plane travel to taking […]

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