My Secret Quest To Be An Oyster Farmer

Aquaculture and conservation don't necessarily go hand in hand. Fish farming, for example, can be quite detrimental to the environment if done improperly. So, when sustainable food and environmentalism meet it's a big deal, and luckily for us, it's in the form of something truly delicious—the oyster. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at

Paris Travel Deal with Fleetway Travel

The internet doesn't need another article about how amazing Paris is. The internet doesn't need another article about how spectacular Parisian food, wine, and architecture is. The internet certainly doesn't need another article talking about how America needs to adopt the "Parisian way of life". But, what the internet does need is an article telling

Unfinished Business—How I Tried to Rebuild My Life

Looking back on it, I might as well have said “let’s build a rocket ship” I was so out of my element. But now, three months later and after gaining experience with log tongs, ridge poles, and reimagined “non-permitted structure” foundations, I’d compare it more to building a Boeing-787. Still well out of my element,

Wildlife Trafficking and Terrorism

With the recent uproar around trophy hunting of lions and elephants, the spotlight has once again been put on big African game and their chances of species survival. Although the backlash against president Trump's proposed lift of the ban is arguably justified, one-off poaching is far from the biggest threat facing these creatures today. Ivory

Trump, Trophy Hunting, and That One Time The President Didn’t Disappoint Us (Yet)

Trump, Trophy Hunting, and That One Time The President Didn't Disappoint Us (Yet) With sharply plummeting rhino populations, a decrease of one-third of total elephants in less than a decade (and many of those numbers from protected areas) and less than 20,000 lions left in the wild, African wildlife has recently found itself in unprecedented

Insights from Environmental Science Journalist Mike Gaworecki

Readers of Don't Forget Your Boots will know that we often struggle with finding positive environmental stories. Recently, I reached out to the most positive-and friendly-man in conservation, Mike Gaworecki, the Staff Writer and Editor at Mongabay.com, with burning questions from "how to get into wildlife conservation writing" to "are we all doomed under Trump".

How banks and corporations are destroying the planet

Go figure, but big bankers don't always have the best interests of common people in mind. Whether it's for resource mining, paper for pulp, or palm oil, many banks and corporations are culpable for destroying the planet one forest at a time. How banks and corporations are destroying the planet (probably with your money) In

Positive Environmental Stories

This article was updated September 20th, 2017 In the death by 1,000 cuts of today's news climate, bad news is as irrepressible as ever. The current state of affairs regarding climate change, potential loss of the honey bees, and obviously, the breakdown of the EPA, can make even the most stoic of conservationists squeamish. But

Canned Hunting: Breeding Lions for Sport

The Big Hunt, nothing new here Our guess is that the original Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt would never do canned hunting. With the recent news about the Trump's trophy hunting past times, the practice has quickly shot back into the news. Foreigners going to Africa to hunt exclusive game is nothing new, and striving

Nature is good for you

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, '"This is what it is to be happy.'” As one of our favorite nature quotes, Sylvia Plath was onto something when she wrote The Bell Jar. And she is right, science has determined nature is good for you. Recently, PLOS