Coffee is a staple of city life – it’s hard to think about starting the morning without it but sometimes it’s a better option to trade in your daily cup of Joe for something different. Continue reading “Field Notes – Natural Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee”
I’ve gotten in the habit of snapping pictures of plants I see around the city to help myself become more aware of physical differences between species. Continue reading “Field Notes: Plant Portraits – Spring”
Cultivating your living space into a personal sanctuary is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Continue reading “Field Notes: Tips to Bring Forest Tranquility Indoors”
I’m the kind of person who thinks it’s important to know what is in the products you’re exposing your body to, and to be educated about all the potential effects they might have.
Living in the city, you might think that there’s not much for an arborist to do or see. In truth it is one of the most biodiverse environments I’ve lived in – particularly in terms of the trees and plants that can be seen here. Continue reading “Field Notes: Naturalist – Spring Buds in Central Park”
There are some things that never change, no matter where you live – even though my apartment is in a relatively industrial area, around the corner from a seemingly endless stretch of warehouses, the cacophony of spring still reaches my bedroom in the morning.
Now, perhaps more than ever, creating a market for environmentally sustainable products is an urgent need. The consumerism that has ingrained itself in our culture is a facet of day to day life that we cannot easily shed. In the fight against climate change we cannot simply expect the momentum behind consumerism to come to a halt. To rely on such a drastic lifestyle change for such a large number of people is anything but realistic – as is the expectation that people will buy a product simply because it is “green”.