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 [...]

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 [...]

Keeping the ‘Garden’ in ‘Garden State’

Today is a weird day.  I feel thankful, blessed, guilty and angry all at the same time.  It is the year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  I rent an apartment on one of the Barrier Islands in New Jersey - a small shore town 3 miles long - called Sea Bright. One year ago today I [...]

Sea Bright Rising: We Take Care of Our Own

I was so excited to move back into my apartment in Sea Bright on Thursday night.  As I pulled into the driveway, I noticed a few things along the curb, but didn't think too much of it. When I woke up on Friday morning, I took a drive through town before work and was amazed [...]