New Jersey Emerging Conservation Professionals

Interested in pursuing a career in New Jersey's environmental field? Want to learn more about what types of jobs are out there? Or do you want to go hiking with a group of recent grads who love the outdoors and craft beer?

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count on Sandy Hook

Today marks the start of National Audubon Society's 115th Christmas Bird Count (CBC)! From December 14 through January 5, thousands of volunteers across North America are invited to go out, count birds and contribute data to an early-winter bird census. When looking at the CBC Map, you will see that every state offers a significant [...]

The New Jersey I Want for My Kids #VoteYeson2

Last year, on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, I encouraged New Jersey residents to call their State Assembly representatives and ask them to post open space funding bill ACR 205 for a vote before the end of 2013. If passed, ACR 205 would have allowed residents a chance to vote for a renewed open [...]

Jersey Girl Joins over 300,000 Activists at the Historic #PeoplesClimate March

I have never seen so many people in the same place for the same cause at the same time in my twenty four years on Earth. The #PeoplesClimate March blew my mind. In the best way possible. My good friend and fellow 20-something environmentalist, Carrie and I made plans on my birthday to travel to [...]

What the Hell are We Eating?

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons." - Alfred E. Newman I've been trying to eat less meat lately, especially after a study released in late June revealed that going vegetarian can halve your diet's carbon footprint. After challenging myself [...]

Spring Weekend on the Farm

From May 17-19, I celebrated a special kind of anniversary. I had been WWOOFing (volunteering on an organic farm) for a year. After making 4 visits to the same organic farm, Raven Crest Botanicals, its safe to say that I am in love. My friend Susanna's beautiful, natural nook in Berne, New York will always [...]

Guest Blog: What We Can All Learn from Laguna Chicabal

Guest Blog By: Kelley Scholl Kelley grew up in lovely Northborough, Massachusetts, but is now lucky enough to have pieces of her heart scattered the world over.  Her interests are: politics, kind people, pretty places, and good beer.  She attended University of Delaware where after approximately 80 majors, she graduated with degrees in Sociology and [...]

Birding…For Science!

Do you love birding? Can't wait to add to your life list or ID a new species? Consider taking your love for all things with wings to the next level: volunteer with the National Audubon Society's Citizen Science program! Citizen Science projects recruit volunteers to collect ecological information. For example, the New Jersey Audubon Citizen [...]

Nature Notes: Birding in Northern Jersey

As any bird nerd will tell you, migration months are the best time for birders to see so many species! Warblers, thrushes, vireos, flycatchers, and other migratory birds, including shorebirds have flown thousands of miles from Central/South America and the Caribbean to nest in my home state of New Jersey, or to continue on to [...]

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 [...]