#GivingTuesday 2014: Celebrate All Things Winged with The Raptor Trust

Scoured the shelves for deals on Black Friday? Gearing up for gadget buying on Cyber Monday? Don't forget to honor the most important day of this week (after Thanksgiving, of course), Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a call to action, a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season. The third annual [...]

20 Tips for Young Professionals to Keep in Mind at Their First Job

Congratulations, Class of 2014! Whether you are headed to a nonprofit, government agency, or private company, here are some tips that I feel are worth sharing. Always bring a notebook and pen/pencil to a meeting, even if it’s a short, informal discussion.  You never know when you will need to write something down.   During [...]

Living Below the Poverty Line on Food and Drink for 5 Days

Have you gone a day without buying anything? In a few of my courses back in college, we discussed the environmental impact of consumption, particularly in America. The concept of going days without purchasing anything new stuck with me and I have tried to carry it out as best I can. Which is one of [...]

Why an Environmentalist is Living Below the Poverty Line for 5 Days

Wow! It has been awhile since I have written for my blog. Since my last post in December, I started a new job and have been getting settled into my new digs. Based in Union Square in Manhattan, I now work for a global nonprofit called The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project works to empower [...]

Why Having Pets Makes Us More Human

When I was in grade school, I wanted nothing more than to have a cat.  I begged and begged my parents.  I watched all kinds of cat shows on Animal Planet to learn as much as I could about being a pet owner.  Finally, after my younger sister turned one, my dad took me to [...]

Filling an Empty Page

“A writer is a person with the courage to fill an empty page,” Chris Satullo told a group of concerned citizens, including myself, in one of the conference rooms at Ocean County College a few Saturdays ago.  I had found myself in a breakout session at the first of three events in a series organized [...]