Learning the 3Rs
Ready to live more sustainably? Well, its time we go back to school and learn the 3R’s: REDUCE – REUSE – RECYLE This is the “Waste Hierarchy” and it can guide all of our consumer actions. At the top of the priority list is to reduce. This means we use
Finley’s birthday gift takes root in Kenya—18 trees for 18 years
Today is Finley’s birthday and we’re in Nairobi, Kenya honoring the day with the Green Belt Movement, one of Finley’s first two grantees. Together with the GBM we began the planting of 18 trees for Finley’s 18 years. The trees are in a special space dedicated to Finley called the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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