Props Wednesday: Costumes for Conservation

I love all (most) animals, but there’s only a couple that I go coo coo for coco puffs about. One of those animals is the Giant Panda, the obsession has been real since around 2002. The only reason I actually have a year on this was because my family took a vacation to Washington DC…

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30 seconds to the new face of conservation

My recent post about Sarah Jessica Parker’s conservation fashion moment (which can be seen here: https://brookesays.com/2015/05/10/sjp-goes-green-fabulously/ ) got me thinking: what other celebrities are supporting conservation efforts around the world? That led me to actor, musician, and new conservationist, Jared Leto. Appearing in many movies, and forming the band 30 seconds to Mars, adding the title…

Alaska and gas puns. Oh yeah, and environmental issues.

The modern human race is a species that is ravenous for natural resources. One that is hotly debated, especially recently, is the oil reserves in Alaska. President Obama has used executive order to protect much of the wilderness in Alaska that was planned for drilling. Big companies, like Shell, are up in arms about this…

Sustainable decisions are in the PALM of your hand

So yesterday we talked about one of my personal favorite animals, the Orangutan. This is also an animal that is heavily affected by palm oil plantations in Borneo and Sumatra, due to habitat loss for the plantations. Today, we are going to talk about what palm oil is, why you should care, and how you…

Red Men of the Forest

No, we are talking about those shows about people who live in the wilderness, or call of the wild man. Today, we are talking Orangutans! (Notice the lack of “g” on the end of that, personal pet peeve of mine). I developed a love for these animals when I was 17 and I was able…