“The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Industrial Corn”, a Reflection on Part I

The first section of Pollan’s book was a read that I just couldn’t put down. His tenacity in his approach to his mission and commitment to relaying accurate and scientifically founded information just isn’t something that you come across as often as you would hope. This book, so far, has already began making me question [...]

We Saved 4.5 Thousand lbs of CO2 During the Energy Saver Eco-Challenge

I am new at all of this. Eco-Challenges, well, this whole site really, have been something that I have wanted to do for years. It is only now that I have finally found the time to give it my all. Though probably needless to say, there is a lot of self-consciousness, doubt, and self-criticism that [...]

Your Bathrooms Vent Fan Does More Than You Think

Using your bathrooms vent fan can do a few things for you: it can keep humidity levels down throughout your home, keep condensation down on your windows in the wintertime, and give your A/C a break. When your A/C has the added job of removing the heat and moisture added by your shower, it takes [...]

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan is This Month’s Book Club Must-Read

April is approaching which means the start of our first 'The Wild Life' Book Club reading. This month, I've selected The Omnivore's  Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. I will be writing reflections as I read this book and exploring some of its topics a bit further. His fourth book, The [...]

Help Stop the Relentless Wolf Killing in Idaho

The organization Defenders of Wildlife has a trending petition on Change.org asking Secretary Tom Vilsack of the USDA to help end unnecessary wolf killing in Idaho. From the petition: "Wildlife Services has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s Wolf Depredation Control Board to help carry out the state’s relentless wolf [...]

It Turns Out Saving Energy Doesn’t Take Much Energy

Few terms have the ability to shut people down faster than "going green". For many, the idea sounds more like converting to a cult, rejecting all things anthropogenic. For others, going green is semi-synonymous with emptying your wallet. For some, being green is part of a larger vision of our best selves, but even the most dedicated [...]