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Plastic Pollution

Plastic is something us humans use a lot. Most people don't know the effects of the plastics they are using and they don't know where this plastic ends up. I have learned a lot about plastic pollution and how much…

Marine Debris

One of the most inspiring moments I have had in Hawaii so far was when I visited Kamilo Beach. I was shocked at how much marine debris washed up on a single beach, which really put into perspective how much…

Air Pollution

Our air in California is the worst in the United States, because of the amounts of our smog levels, ground ozone levels (the combination of the two chemicals, nitrogen oxide and  volatile organic compounds), particle pollution (which is a mixture…

Gardening for Sustainability

As Uncle Les from the Waipio taro farm tells us, in ancient times, Hawaiians knew how to use the land around them to their advantage. They developed the ahu’pua’a system to ensure that their area of land had all of…

Wildfires in California

In California we have plenty of wildfires. These several fires destroy homes, kill native plants, and hurt many people. My name is Jessica and I am concerned about my community in San Diego. The drought California experienced influenced wildfires.  In dry…

Air Quality in NYC

Despite a growing green movement and new strict laws put in place aimed at improving air quality, sixty percent of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels. Hawaii is fortunate enough to be located in a region that…

Always pick farm fresh

As time continues on, the issue of food shortages and world hunger worsen. Especially in developing countries, it is imperative that they can grow and maintain their own crops. The key is sustainable crops and being as friendly to the environment…

School Gardens

   Sustainable, healthy, hands-on learning? That is one of the many things you will get if you have a school garden. Lately, school gardens have been gaining popularity for being a new alternative to cafeterias and food trucks. School gardens…

The Waste Complication

The City of Angels: The Waste Complication Greeting my name is Matthew Leonard, and I live in Lake Balboa, one of the many cities in the El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, or as some know…

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