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What happens when loggers and environmentalists work together?

What happens when loggers and environmentalists work together?

Source: OPB So, a logger and an environmentalist walk into a forest together It sounds like a joke, because, at least historically speaking, loggers and environmentalists didn’t go anywhere in Oregon together. If they crossed paths in the forest, it was because they were on opposite sides of a road blockade or logging protest. But …

Safe and Responsible Travel during COVID-19 – A Useful Guide

01. How COVID-19 affected travel The coronavirus pandemic has hit us all hard. The way we work, the way we socialise, even the way we exercise – it all changed. When the UK Government announced we’d be going into lockdown on the 23rd March 2020, most plans, including travel, were put on hold.   …
Why sustainability professionals should embrace Black Lives Matter

Why sustainability professionals should embrace Black Lives Matter

Source: Charles Orgbon September 23, 2020 Long before corporations acknowledged Black Lives Matter, they championed the plights of specific endangered species. Corporate conservation campaigns used phrases such as “Save the ,” which have been catchy, effective and oddly similar to the language we’re now using to educate people about the status of Black …

5 Tips for Travelling With Pets

By: Veronica Lewis A family vacation is generally not a very happy time for a pet. And that’s not because they understand what’s happening and realize they’re being left out of all the fun, but just because they’ll be left behind for a while.   They’ll be left in some kind of pet-boarding location, which …

Summer travel trends and safety during COVID

By: Bankrate Staff After several weeks hunkered down at home, a quick grocery store run is slightly exciting nowadays. As states phase in relaxed COVID-19 restrictions and the country slowly reopens, it’s hard to ignore the urge to get away – somewhere beyond the confines of your neighborhood. From national parks and theme parks to …
Eco-Friendly Beauty: Zero Waste Beauty Routine When Traveling

Eco-Friendly Beauty: Zero Waste Beauty Routine When Traveling

By: Helen Bradford Are you one of those people who can’t wait to pack their bags and head off someplace new? People who love to travel (sail, fly, camp, backpack, and have road trips) know the importance of proper packing. It seems like experienced travelers can fit their entire house into a small backpack, and …
How we can fight the pandemic by embracing circularity

How we can fight the pandemic by embracing circularity

Source: Green Biz Rows of N95 respiratory mask, used as personal protective equipment. Shutterstock Faizzamal Close Authorship Throughout the pandemic response, a key issue has been a lack of communication and coordination to get personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies to where they are most needed, with many areas of the country suffering …
Timberline Lodge’s Hand-Forged Legacy

Timberline Lodge’s Hand-Forged Legacy

Source: OPB: Ian McCluskey Darryl Nelson carries on tradition as Timberline Lodge’s third-generation blacksmith. You can’t tell the story of Darryl Nelson without Timberline Lodge; and you can’t tell the story of Timberline Lodge without Darryl Nelson. Of the two, Timberline Lodge is far better known. Set just above the hem of evergreens at 6,000 feet on …
Clean trucks are more important than ever

Clean trucks are more important than ever

Source: Green Biz Sadly, big polluters are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to attack vital environmental rules by pressuring government agencies for regulatory delays, rollbacks or weakened enforcement. One target of their lobbying is the ongoing Advanced Clean Truck rule-making, which would put clean, zero-emission trucks on California’s roads starting in 2024. In response, state legislators, organized labor (PDF), health advocates …
Natural Ways to Clean Your Teeth and Gums

Natural Ways to Clean Your Teeth and Gums

By: Mia Johnson Taking care of your oral hygiene is just as important as taking care of your hygiene in general. Even though dentist appointments are one of the most uncomfortable ones and most people feel like their mouth can take care of itself, leaving your health up to chance is never a good idea. …
How COVID-19 changes climate communications

How COVID-19 changes climate communications

Source: green biz After a year of climate change being a top media story and public policy concern in many countries, attention is and will be rightfully focused on COVID-19 for some time. This puts climate leaders in a tough situation. Given the unprecedented disruptions to health, economic and social systems the health emergency is creating, …
Wine is Slovenia’s national hobby

Wine is Slovenia’s national hobby

If you asked the average European where Slovenia was, even as late as 20 years ago, chances are they wouldn’t be able to tell you. Let alone strike a conversation about the country with someone from another continent. In recent years, however, this has changed dramatically. Slovenian tourism has skyrocketed, sprouting roots in every area; …
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