Give me a piece of what you've got I'll make it new with much less thought it's symbolic and full of trash Lofty endearments whispered under your breath Five lessons remembered from yesterday Easing my mind and seizing each new...continued→
Dylan Gasperik, Program Assistant, Communications, Santa Monica, California
I grew up in Los Angeles, ocean-educated up and down the coast of southern California, and wilderness-educated in the summertime woods of Vermont. I was college-educated at Haverford in Pennsylvania, and educated on the challenges of a transition to a sustainable global economy in a leather tannery in Guangdong, China.
Working in Communications at NRDC, I get to share my exuberance for crafting a more healthy and beautiful and world that leaves room for the wild and natural. We have so many inspiring stories to tell; sometimes we make them into videos, sometimes we do articles or photo slideshows. My personal niche is coastal urban, and I love L.A. like you would love a tragic beauty, struggling to be good when it is so easy to be bad.
I love to fish. I caught my first trout on the Housatonic River in Connecticut, where my grandmother used to live. My father took me to Alaska for the Coho salmon run when I was twelve years old. I...continued→
In the vast ocean of mainstream media there is so much flotsam and jetsam that it is sometimes necessary to take a step back and look at trends. Here is one that I think is not getting enough...continued→
If my mid-city apartment becomes beachfront property, how will that affect my rent? In Los Angeles, it’s well-known that the closer you get to the beach, the more you can expect to pay for cost of living. We are paying...continued→
When I was a broke college student, I would often sustain myself on what I liked to call “the pizza circuit”. Every evening after classes I would check the campus events calendar for guest lectures, movie screenings, panel discussions, awareness...continued→
Surfline.com is the definitive surfer’s almanac, and with the fall mixed-swell season upon us in Southern California, I have been a frequent visitor. Chris Borg, Surfline’s Senior Pacific Forecaster, published a blog last week about how climate change and...continued→
(Source: flickr/abrowncoat) 2012 is a very exciting time to be a Los Angeles sports fan. The Kings are Stanley Cup holders for the first time in history. The Lakers just signed Dwight Howard and Steve Nash and look like...continued→
The Roman Colosseum: Most sustainable stadium ever? (Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0) White House hosts “Sports and Sustainability” conference Last week, the White House hosted its first ever “Sports and Sustainability” conference, featuring athletes , executives, and...continued→
In my inaugural switchboard blog post, I outlined three major threats to the living ocean; plastic pollution, oil drilling, and ocean acidification. Here are two more to round out the top five. These issues are related to the incredible edible...continued→
Photo: Hannah Arista/ Docuvitae The last time I went in to the doctor for a regular checkup, he asked me the usual questions about my health and lifestyle. When he heard I was a surfer his facial expression became...continued→
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