Live: Paring Down My Daughter’s Closet When Grandmas Won’t Stop Buying her Clothes

First of all, my daughter has way waayyy more clothing than I’d like her to have as a toddler. It’s been really hard to be a minimalist when my daughter is the first grandchild to two generous and doting grandmothers. One of her grandmas works at a major retail store and always has her eye… Continue reading Live: Paring Down My Daughter’s Closet When Grandmas Won’t Stop Buying her Clothes

Video: Over the Line: Conversations about Waste, Race, and the Environment

I just finished an interview with Jade Tynes for  Metro Halifax about the intersections of climate and racial justice. I spoke a lot about the speakers who took part in a two-day Symposium that took place in Halifax this past October called Over the Line: A Conversation about Race, Place, and the Environment. The symposium was… Continue reading Video: Over the Line: Conversations about Waste, Race, and the Environment

Today is the day! Earth, Art, Economy: A Green Collar Career Social

Today is the day an event happens that I’ve been planning for a long time. I’ve been imagining a version of this event for the last two years you guys. I thought of it originally as an arts event called Earth, Art, Soul.  It was to be an earth day event but with the most… Continue reading Today is the day! Earth, Art, Economy: A Green Collar Career Social

Warning and Empowerment: Fabrice Montiero’s “The Prophecy” Will make you think twice about continuing to trash Gaia

This Beninese Photographer’s name is Fabrice Montiero and the sculptures in his series “The Prophecy” are both awe-inspiring and terrible. I use the word ‘terrible’ in a reverent way; as in “a terrible force of wind knocked down the tree”.  They are terrible in the truth they tell and  awe-inspiring in how collected pieces of trash… Continue reading Warning and Empowerment: Fabrice Montiero’s “The Prophecy” Will make you think twice about continuing to trash Gaia

Children’s Book on Community Gardening with Sonia Sanchez Illustrations

Look what I came across this evening- a children’s book about community gardening, illustrated by poet, Sonia Sanchez. Look how purpose-filled and content this little girl is on the cover. I’d love to find this book for my daughter.  I want her the idea  of a brown-skinned girl outside tending to the land, growing food… Continue reading Children’s Book on Community Gardening with Sonia Sanchez Illustrations