Prepping the Bees for Winter

Grad school has finally slowed down enough that I can update my backlogged posts! It is that time of year once again to start prepping the bees for the cold winter months. It is important to remember that leaving bees to fend for themselves is ultimately giving them a death sentence. The first step in … Continue reading Prepping the Bees for Winter

Economic Sustainability

This week has us all on edge with the current election. In a few long excruciating days we should know who will be our president, senators, and representatives. I am not going to lie, it's frustrating to watch our country so divisively divided in half. As a female climate scientist it is very difficult to … Continue reading Economic Sustainability

What’s in an egg?

There is a lot of contradictory information going around about the nutritional content of eggs. How good are they really? How can you get the most nutrition from your eggs? Where should we purchase our eggs? Are farm fresh eggs really better for you? These answers are really complex, but the main takeaway is that … Continue reading What’s in an egg?

Population Control and Sustainability?

As an academic I find it necessary to share some information with you that I find particularly important. Last week one of my classes discussed the relationship between population growth and sustainability. One of my fellow students brought up that her and her husband had decided to only have one child based on the idea … Continue reading Population Control and Sustainability?

No Red Meat? Alpha Gal, a story.

While I am a strong proponent of utilizing livestock agriculture in regenerative systems I also strongly believe that we need to cut down on our meat consumption, especially in more developed countries. The American diet is awful. We eat too much, we waste too much, and many of us are very unhealthy. In fact both … Continue reading No Red Meat? Alpha Gal, a story.

Surviving NTI

I read an article recently, published in May, discussing the successes of a basic income on unemployed people in Finland. It was a two year study in which "it boost[ed] recipients’ mental and financial well-being, as well as modestly improving employment". This is not the first study to explore the effects of a minimum income, … Continue reading Surviving NTI