Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

New York City,, and World Hunger

In Environment, Food, Media, New York City, news, Sustainability on September 23, 2010 at 1:56 am

It’s been a long time, I know. This summer picked me up and dropped me in New York City, where I’m living and working and surviving. I started the summer as an intern with, the website for a renowned publication that recounts weekly events and opinions for on-the-go readers. Originally I was doing research for the writers, but I was quickly shuttled into the temporary position of photo and cartoon editor to make up for staff comings and goings. I published appropriate cartoons, sourced photos for the site’s stories, and finally began to understand the art of good story pitching. I’ve learned that it’s all about the headline.

They’ve hired a new photo editor to replace Brenna Cammeron, the woman I was filling in for. And now I’ve been asked to stay on more permanently in a promoted position. I am the Audience Development Manager, and I monitor web outreach, social media and blogosphere connections for I also continue to pitch stories for the site, many of which have been picked up and have generated major traffic. For example, Do daughters cause divorces?, Starbucks’ ‘sneaky’ menu switch, and Islamic imagery at Flight 93 memorial have all done quite well.

Read the rest of this entry »


Recent Projects and Summer Publications

In Community, Environment, Food, news, Roller Derby, Sustainability on June 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I took this photo on the day of Summer Solstice while driving back from Chicago. The storm rolled in above me and I couldn't catch up to it, but I got to observe its splendor from afar. A fabulous way to ring in the new sweltering season.

Hello again.  I’ve been busy, busy, to say the least.  HELEN magazine was released last week with the roller derby story on the cover.  It seems to have been well-received by both the community and the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls.  I will post a copy of the story online as soon as I can get a PDF uploaded.  If you’d like a hard copy of the magazine, please let me know and I’ll send one out to you, gladly.  Last night the Brawlin’ Dolls had another home bout. Read the rest of this entry »

Vegan for 14 Days: Day 2

In Economy, Environment, Food, Sustainability on June 17, 2010 at 5:02 am

This is Day 2 of my Vegan Challenge.  I was prompted to temporarily eat a vegan diet based on a UN study released last week.  The report found evidence that a global diet shift away from animal products is needed to help prevent resource depletion and alleviate world hunger.

Read the rest of this entry »

My Vegan Challenge

In Economy, Environment, Food on June 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm

As some of you may already know, I’ve embarked on a two-week long vegan challenge.  I’ll be writing about my efforts and my experiences via The Conducive Chronicle, so I encourage you to follow along, send me insight, and feel free to pass along recipes.  My first post, which is below, details my reasons for the switch, which have very little to do with animal rights, so don’t get all uptight on me. And please try to keep your hippie comments to a minimum. 😉


I’m going to be completely honest: This morning, I made a commitment to becoming vegan. Tonight, I had a polish sausage for dinner. Is there a more epic way to fail a diet on the first day? Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review: The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard

In Community, Economy, Environment, Good Books, Sustainability on June 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

The Story of Stuff explains where all our stuff comes from and how much damage it does to the Earth and our bodies.

Read the original story at the Conducive Chronicle.

Annie Leonard’s new book tells the story of our obsessive relationship with our possessions, and unless we alter that relationship, the story doesn’t end well.

The book, titled “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, our Communities, and Our Health – And a Vision for Change,” is the in-depth follow-up to The Story of Stuff video, which millions of people have viewed across the world.  The book chronicles Leonard’s discoveries over a 10 year period in which she traveled the world in search of answers about where our stuff comes from and where it goes when we’re done with it. Read the rest of this entry »