All posts by julesofthesea

Julia is an Environmental Studies & journalism student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an ocean lifeguard, surfer, & diver. You can usually find her frolicking in the ocean and finding excuses to play outside.

Welcome to Kolombangara

I've always been an ocean girl, but the tropical rainforests of Kolombangara Island stole my heart.

Chasing Clouds

A journey from an island to an island in the sky

Featured: The World Beyond the Wall

There are so many things we will never know because we were afraid to understand - a featured collection of stories from overseas.

Slow Down & Look Around

The lessons in life I cannot learn from myself, I learn from the ocean.

Moments in Between

This month has been filled with an array of chaotic, crazy, wild and wonderful experiences - but abbreviated between the insanity are moments of complete calm. There may be times in life when we feel out of control or afraid - such as when a Melanesian centipede is chasing you through the rainforest at night ...

An Ocean of Everything

The ribbon of blue that encompasses the Earth is no longer a glowing emblem of life, but a massive deposit of all that is sick, unwanted, and deadly – the expansion of offshore drilling attests to the delusion that this can continue.

After the Flood

A deeper look at the story of 2017's record-breaking Thomas Fire & the floods that followed.

Seas Rise, & Communities Follow

An island sinks into polar seas, and communities across the world stand up. Will you?

GROUNDSWELL

Inaction is denial. Join Groundswell for a safe, clean, more equitable environment.