Category: Spotlights

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

Extreme fires. Extreme floods. Extreme weather with extreme implications - but far from unexpected. A deeper look at the story of 2017's record-breaking Thomas Fire & the floods that followed.

Latin America’s Relationship with Oil

Latin America: a land plundered for centuries. An examination of oil extraction, colonialism, & the "discovery of the new world."

Degrees of Sustainability: From the Institution to the Individual

A photo story of sustainability efforts within college campuses shows communities, institutions, and individuals in action.

GROUNDSWELL

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

One Hundred Hours Later: Still Remarkably Incompetent, and Loving It

Hello world ~ after a sudden and mysterious absence due to a Scientific Diver and Rescue Course, I am back! In light of the 100 hours I spent diving, studying, and training in the ocean, desperately trying to expand my skills in this mysterious underwater world, I thought it would be a great time to ...

A 4-Year-Old’s Thoughts on “Reusable” (but still Plastic) Bags

The ocean contains 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing over 260,000 tons, and it seems California has found a lasting solution to humanity’s plastic epidemic: a new and improved “reusable” plastic bag. Because the answer to less plastic, is more plastic ~ like when you give a drug addict more drugs, a shopping addict more ...