What does an environmentalist look like?

Dirty fingernails. Thick work boots. A hat and long sleeves. Clothes smell like soil and animals. A shed full of tools. A day spent caring for animals and plants. An encyclopedic knowledge of the life that populates the land he or she lives on. Sees nature everywhere....
The clothesline challenge

The clothesline challenge

I’d like to introduce you to an exciting technology, one that can disrupt our dependence on fossil fuels by using entirely clean energy to provide for some of the most basic needs of humanity. All humans need shelter from temperature extremes, many of which are...
Solutions to the Pandemic Are Hiding in Plain Sight

Solutions to the Pandemic Are Hiding in Plain Sight

Solutions to the problems laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic are hiding in plain sight, if only we could remove our prejudices about who should be considered an “innovator” or “thought leader” in today’s society. Normally, in times of crisis, we look to the...
I gave birth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

I gave birth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Eight years ago, at the tender age of 27, my new husband and I bought 9 acres in the rolling hillsides of rural Uruguay. After a young adulthood of terrorism, hurricanes, financial disaster, we were seeking stability. While both in grad school we saved up what little...