Did you know you can catch fish in the East River? 100% genuine, living (un-mutated) fish (as well as a lot of other, less pleasant items). And - thanks to environmental educators extraordinaire, Luis Gonzalez and Emily Sherrod from the City Parks Foundation - we had a chance to try catching some ourselves! Part of our East River State Park Summer Series (check out our upcoming events here), this workshop focused on our City’s coastal ecology, and the East River specifically.
Learning. Long discussions on ‘green infrastructure.’ Lunches outside. Looking up random information on fishes. And a lot of names with ‘L’. Specifically: Lauren, Lena, LeAnne, Lena (le Deux), and Ilana. With Tierney thrown in for good measure. Our three interns Lena, Ilana, and Tierney hailed from such exotic locales New York, Connecticut, and California, and each brought their own skills, styles, and humor. Tierney Henderson worked on the critical fundraising proposals (sta
Inspiring people to change bad habits, consume less, and to accept that the status quo of human societies’ just doesn’t work with our planet’s climate is a tough job. There are days when I’m reading climate science reports on the current and predicted impacts of climate change, like the recent article from world-renowned climate scientist James Hansen and 16 other top climate scientists about quickening sea level rise, where it can be paralyzing. The facts are clear: we ar