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On the City, the Seaside and Sustainability

If there’s one thing I’m grateful in my life, it’s living on an island, close to the seaside. Many would envy me and many would find this declaration completely stupid, compared to the urban lifestyle they have in the city, but I don’t mind. I’ve lived here my whole life […]

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Ode to a Bicycle

Living on an island, my bicycle is my chief mode of transportation. I rely on it daily. It can get you around in minutes to most desired destinations in my realm. No worries about parking, and no stress about traffic. Thus, for all its usage, it gets some wear and […]

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Something is Better Than Nothing For Environmentalism

Far too many people have an all or nothing approach to environmentalism, which is why more people don’t take up the cause. I tell someone to bike to work if they can, and they assume that I mean that they should do it in all kinds of weather and regardless […]

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Your Bike Can Free You From Your Car

Lots of people own bikes, and they’ll pull them out of the closet a few times a year in order to ride them in the summer. Bikes aren’t just toys. They can be solid vehicles in their own right. They also have the benefit of being operated by muscle power […]

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The Case for Hydroponics and Aquaponics

It’s frustrating that in all of the discussions of sustainable agriculture; hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics will rarely come up even among the most technologically progressive commentators. People are still not really appreciating some of the biggest problems facing modern agriculture today. The biggest limiting factor with all agriculture is not […]

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Advice for Whale Watchers

Whale watching is fun for the whole family, even if you have a family of one. Whales are some of the most extraordinary creatures in nature, and the opportunity to see one of them at comparatively close range is incredible. If you’re a parent and you are trying to get […]

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Is Organic Really Better?

Environmentalists will argue until we are blue in the mouth about whether organic food is better than local food, and then we’ll keep on going. There is a lot of controversy about this. From an environmental standpoint, anything that takes more energy to get to a particularly location will typically […]

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