Helping Ourselves through Conservation

Helping Ourselves through Conservation

I heard an amazing speaker last month here in Redlands CA – Peter Raven – a world leader in conservation who TIME Magazine has described as a “Hero for the Planet.” Awarded the highest U.S. award for scientific accomplishment (Medal of Science), Raven is the long-time president of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, oldest botanical garden in the U.S., a former Stanford University professor renowned in botany. [Read more…]

Educating Women–the Most Effective Population Control

Educating Women–the Most Effective Population Control

This may be too political for some but I feel strongly about this:

If nature could talk, it would yell “Stop your rate of populating.”

I clipped two editorials from The Los Angeles Times on population growth this year: one, an op-ed by Paul Ehrlich (author of the 1968 book “The Population Bomb”) wasn’t too surprising, but the LA Times editorial said the following: “No matter how efficient we become at growing food, the Earth cannot provide for an infinitely increasing population.”

Here are things that grabbed my attention from the two articles and a talk I attended recently: [Read more…]