Firmly Indoorsy Growing up in Anchorage, I thought of myself as a city girl. I didn’t spend my weekends camping out off the road system, or on a boat catching salmon. I had no interest in mountain biking, hunting, or cross-country skiing. I preferred the indoors in every aspect of my life, especially as I […]Read More From Indoorsy to Outdoorsy in Five Weeks
This week I’m sharing my favorite essay from my environmental senior capstone seminar. Introduction Human-induced climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet and has devastating consequences for all systems and organisms. About 262 million people were affected by climate disasters in 2004 alone, and more than 98% of them were in developing countries […]Read More A Shift in Climate Change Management
Welcome to my first regularly occurring segment – my monthly media recommendations! I’m always excited to share my favorite books, podcasts, music, and TV shows with my friends, so I decided to formalize my suggestions and put them on my blog so everyone can discover interesting new content. My first media recommendation list is dedicated […]Read More Monica’s Monthly Media Recommendations: Fun Facts & Podcasts
Coming to terms with any issue of identity can be challenging, and I’m still trying to sort through my feelings about being Alaskan. I had never reflected on this aspect of my identity before leaving for college, and I was wholly unprepared to do so in this new environment. This post examines my feelings on […]Read More Cross Country College Culture Shock
“We’re just going to throw all that paper away?” I asked, dismayed. My dad was poised to throw away the thick Sunday newspaper, with its many ad inserts and extra sections. I was a freshman in high school, and this was before the environmental movement was popular, before recycling was a fairly common household-level endeavor. […]Read More Hooked on Environmentalism
Hello! Thanks for joining me! My name is Monica and I have decided to join the blogging world so I can share my passion for environmentalism. Not surprisingly, I’ve realized that I’ve stopped learning as much since graduating from college last May and this is my attempt to keep gathering information. In addition to environmentalism, […]Read More Hello and Welcome!