What is the EPA (and why do we care)?

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

I’m going to be perfectly honest: when we started this journey, I knew there was an agency who’s sole purpose was to protect the environment. However, three months ago if someone approached me and started talking about the EPA, I would not have known what that was. Call me stupid, but as a teacher, acronyms are my life (ACTFL, IEP, LFS…oye!) and it is difficult enough to remember all of those let alone the names of all of the government agencies. YEA RIGHT. Anyway, you cannot turn on the news today without hearing some mention of the Environmental Protection Agency. So, why is everyone so heated about cuts to EPA funding? And why the HELL should I care? Here’s why…the environment. Let me explain this in layman’s terms.  Continue reading “What is the EPA (and why do we care)?”

Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word

What Is An Environmentalist ?

What does it really mean to be an environmentalist?

We didn’t really think about it when we started this blog, but a Twitter follower @thegalonthego posed an interesting question to us: “I read on your blog that you are ‘not environmentalists’ and wonder what’s the distinction?” For such a simple question, we stammered for an answer. What is an environmentalist, really? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? Are we in fact environmentalists? These were the questions we were left asking ourselves. Continue reading “Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word”