Food Security in the City

Now that we are in the Holiday season it is important to remember that no diet is sustainable when there are people in our communities without access to food. Healthy and sustainable diets should provide enough calories and nutrients for the whole human population and a sustainable food system

'Tis the Season for Sustainability

Many of us agree that the last three months of the year are the best. Fall festivities, family dinners, and holiday lights bring us warm memories and cheery feelings. So, whether you simply light a candle, or turn your home into a winter wonderland, there are eco-friendly alternatives to most of

Sustainable Gift Giving

During the season of gift giving there are many sustainability challenges we face. There is one million extra tons of garbage waste produced each week over the holiday season!  It is more important than ever to find gifts which are not only low impact on the environment but also useful for

Sustainable recipe of the week: Pumpkin Pie

  This delicious pie recipe is not only plant-based, but it also helps to fight food waste! Globally, around one quarter of the food we produce is wasted and in the United States that number is closer to 30-40%. What does this mean? It says that a large portion of the emissions, land use,

Sustainable recipe of the week: Fall Harvest Mac n' Cheese

This recipe is adapted from @kindheartymeals    This delicious plant-based mac n' cheese recipe is a warm, comforting, soon to be family favorite that sneaks seasonal vegetables onto your young one’s plate! Pluse, the plant-based dairy alternatives help bring a smaller

Mindful Moments

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. – Karle Wilson Baker    This year has been many things to many people, but I think we can all agree that it has been stressful. Chronic stress can have terrible consequences on our health. Exposure to nature has proven

Confession of a Diver

Imitation of Chard DeNiord’s “Confession of a Birdwatcher” The oceans are filled with plastics humans have thrown into them,  which then lodged between the reefs where the colorful shards lie still,  never disappearing as the corals die around them leaving narrow brittle bones.   I

Reflecting on E-Waste is in Good Taste

When we first think of being environmentally friendly, we might first imagine tossing a plastic bottle into a blue bin or a fully read magazine into a yellow bin.  Fortunately, recycling in these simple ways has become very mainstream, where Palm Beach and Broward Counties have among the highest

Closed But Still Caring

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center remains closed* to the public under the direction of the City of Boca Raton.  We are working very hard on a plan for a phased reopening and will share it with you as soon as it is approved. Like everywhere else, a visit to Gumbo Limbo will not look the same as in the

Birds Eye View

My current residence gives me a bird’s eye view to the world below. One of my favorite things to watch is the sunrise and listen to the flocks of birds as they race past my windows on their travels to and from their destination. This time of year as they migrate from the north, I get to