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Will the Water Come Back

One of the biggest issues in Pleasanton, CA and all of California is the lack of water in most places. The drought in Pleasanton has had a severe effect on the community. In the past years the drought has affected…

Fresh For Everyone

In Sydney Australia one thing that is lacking is local gardens as much of our fresh food is shipped from other parts of the country, due to the rapid growth and urbanization of Sydney.  This does not mean we need…

The Wiliwili Tree and Urban Forestry

Hello, my name is Reese and this is my blog on the wiliwili tree and urban forestry. In this blog, I will talk about a species in Hawaii that’s threatened and what I’m going to do in my community, Los…

The trash can is not the end

Being sustainable is becoming increasingly trendy, and it couldn’t come soon enough. The plastic we just throw away is being swept away by ocean currents, landing in swirling vortexes called ocean gyres. The North Pacific Gyre is home to the…

How SHOULD we generate electricity?

In our world, there are a variety of different ways to generate electricity. In order to generate electricity, the energy sources needed are categorized into 2 groups; renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources are energy sources that only…

Life of the land – Ola ‘Aina

For 800 years, the ancient Hawaiians were able to live and thrive of off of the island’s land. The state of Hawaii's motto is “Ua mau ke o ka ‘aina i ka pono” meaning “ the life of the land…

Bring back the Green

One of the biggest issues in Menifee, CA would be biodiversity or the lack there of. Biodiversity in Menifee is connected in many ways to problems in my home community. The biodiversity that once existed in Menifee was lush green…

The World needs The Lorax

Throughout all of history, humankind has been controlled by greed, believing that Earth is here for the sole purpose of providing for us. We pillage through lands filled with astonishing beauty, only noticing the economic benefits. Forests of 100-year-old evergreen…

If an endangered finch disappears, who cares?

I stalked a bird while whispering, on tip-toes, with 29 other people. We watched silently, binoculars poised to get a better look at the golden head, greyish back, greenish wings, and light belly of the critically endangered palila. Found only…

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