• Pedal to the Pavement

    There is a growing tide of bike commuters. The number of bicycle trips went from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009. With these increased numbers, streets are safer and businesses are more bike-friendly. Could your workplace join in? The League of American Bicyclists suggests businesses set up

  • Feeling the Heat

    Here’s a super easy way to “green” your cooking habits.  When a recipe calls for pre-heating the oven, skip it. Unless you’re baking bread or complicated French pastries, just put your food in immediately.  Seriously, everything will be fine. Not only will your food taste just as great, but you’ll be

  • The Grass Is Always Greener… If It Isn’t Manicured

    This is an issue Finley was passionate about.  She wanted to let the lawn around her home grow into a meadow to provide habitat for plants and animals, to contribute to healthier soils, to filter rainwater for cleaner streams, and to prevent the sound and air pollution from mowers.  And,

  • A Message from India—the Future is Now

    Today’s post is from the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India where Finley’s cousin Emma is completing a semester as part of her global health major.  Finley and Emma were born the same year, and share a concern for people and the planet.  Thank you Emma for this eye-opening perspective.

  • Green Leaping to Spain

    Finely’s friend Javi writes today’s post from Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera in Spain where he is studying medicine. Javi and Finley became friends while he was on an exchange program to the US. Thank you Javi for sharing your story of inspiration and for reminding us how kindness can make

  • Second Hand Goods

    Imagine this scenario – there’s something that you really need but either can’t afford or justify the cost of. Now imagine getting it for free! How? By utilizing the emerging second hand economy. The marketplace for second hand goods has exploded in the past ten years with the arrival of

  • The earth could use a hug today.

  • Best if Used

    Are confusing food labels leading to a lot of waste in your home? The USDA only requires expiration dates for infant formula. All other date labels are not for safety reasons but are used at the discretion of the manufacturer or retailer to help consumers determine quality (consistency, flavor, color,

  • Russia and Climate Change

    Today is the first in a series of ‘global perspective’ posts sent in by a handful of Finley’s friends and family living around the planet. This one is from Sarah, Finley’s dear friend from school.  Sarah is posting from St. Petersburg, Russia. Thank you, Sarah! “While taking an International Relations

  • Earth Hour

    “Building a sustainable tomorrow depends today on all of us.” – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Today we come together to support EarthHour. Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time. Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour