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You Can Help Fight Climate Change ?>

You Can Help Fight Climate Change

I don’t normally watch award shows but boy am I glad I made an exception for the Oscars this year. I hardly remember who won but I certainly remember Chris Rock’s race and equality commentary, Vice President Biden’s message about and Lady Gaga’s performance about sexual assault and Leonardo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech turned climate change call to action. For many reasons, we are often led to believe that individuals cannot bring about change, that we must wait for elected officials to put…

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Naturalist in the Life of a Child

I have always loved nature. Growing up, many of our family vacations involved camping in the backwoods of Idaho or visiting the Oregon Coast. From wildflowers and rainbow trout to starfish and sand shrimp, I learned how important it is to respect nature. I believe this connection is why I am so passionate about protecting the environment and encourage others to do the same. When Josh and I were completing our home study in the fall, my love of nature came…

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Zero Waste Traveling

Earlier this month Josh and I took a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. We spent five days touring Oaxaca City and three days in Puerto Escondido on the Pacific Coast. We had a fantastic time and were thankful to get away from the cold, wet and dreary Oregon winter for a bit. The trip was special because I studied abroad in Oaxaca the spring semester of my junior year of college in 2007 and it was my first time back so…

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