Why is a lawn important?

Transitional Landscape by New York Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Todd Haiman Landscape Design I have to admit that when I first read this I was a little afraid, but as I looked at the pictures I realized that this was not a ticket to a dead lawn, but more so inspiration for a natural […]

An Amazing Journey

I was kickin’ back on the sofa flipping channels (I’m down to like 5 since I’m only doing basic cable now), and I started watching PBS.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m pretty nerdy so watching a show devoted to butterflies is not out of my normal.  The topic of the show was on the great […]

Think Earth Day, Always

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is here.  If you didn’t know, Earth Day was officially yesterday, April 22nd. There are events happening around the city to celebrate the day and week.  It’s good to have a reminder to celebrate this amazing planet we call home.  One thing I think nature struggles with in our […]

Is Trash Treasure?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist. It was bulk trash pick-up in my neighborhood a couple weeks ago, and I really started noticing the things people throw away.  Everything from toys, flower pots, electronics, furniture, building materials and the list goes on…  It struck me how many resources (labor, money, natural resources) went into […]

My Compost Pile – An Uncertain Future

From our Environment Scientist… I mentioned in my last post about trying to reduce my food waste and starting a backyard compost pile.  I don’t have any experience composting.  My 1st attempt ended with failure.  My earthy friends said just make a pile in the backyard, so easy.  For me, not so much.  My dogs […]

Trying to make a difference, One change at a time

I’m new to blogging, but really excited Stacie asked me to share some thoughts, interesting facts and tips for being more conscience about the environment.   I love nature!  I think it’s a completely amazing and beautiful creation.  I’m the person who watches nature shows excited to see the life of an urban coyote.  FYI, it’s […]

Welcome Renee

I am excited to introduce you to Renee.  She is an Environmental Scientist and will be contributing to the blog. Renee will share a range of information about the environment — facts, simple ways to be better to the environment and her journey (and sometimes fumbles) to being more environmentally friendly. We invited Renee to […]