Sustainability column articles published in the Mt. Shasta Herald

18 07, 2018

Mount Shasta Monarch and Pollinator Program


Arielle Halpern: Every year, Mount Shasta plays host to migrating monarch butterflies. Not only are monarch butterflies one of a number of important native pollinator species, they are a species that has been given a great deal of attention in recent years because of their extreme decline due to habitat conversion, pesticide use, and climate change.

Mount Shasta Monarch and Pollinator Program2019-07-29T14:10:53-07:00
27 06, 2018

BYOB: Farmer’s Market


Molly brown: Why doesn’t the Market require compostable bags?  Well, it turns out that when compostable bags get mixed in with plastic bags in recycling, they literally gum up the works.  And it’s very hard to separate compostable bags from plastic bags, because they look pretty much the same. 

BYOB: Farmer’s Market2018-08-23T11:56:45-07:00
16 05, 2018

Natural Capital Key to Economic Success


Pamela Neronha: People need jobs and opportunities that are intentional, self-fulfilling, and evolutionary. Growth is good if it is compatible with natural capital, and indeed necessary for community sustainability.

Natural Capital Key to Economic Success2018-08-10T18:30:56-07:00
9 05, 2018

Communities Can Promote Long and Healthy Lives


Molly Brown: Five principles that communities (and individuals) can adopt to create cultures of longevity and justice, which help everyone to live longer and healthier lives.

Communities Can Promote Long and Healthy Lives2018-08-10T17:50:48-07:00
19 04, 2018

Reflections on Earth Day


Michelle Berditschevsky: We humans seem to need this annual reminder in order to appreciate our life-support system in all its magnificence and to face what we are doing to the earth, including “the degradation of ecosystems, mass extinction of species, and global climate change.”

Reflections on Earth Day2018-08-16T18:27:18-07:00