Love Nature? There’s an App for That!

Love Nature? There’s an App for That!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

On Sunday, October 19, visitors to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be encouraged to experience the refuge in a whole new way: by downloading a free “app” to their smartphones. Debuting this weekend, Discover Nature Apps (DNA), are the brainchild of Evan Hirsche, the former president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, […]

Great Products, Green Footprint

Great Products, Green Footprint

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

Mark Baldwin of Blue Hill, Maine, has done a lot of jobs in his life. He’s been a journalist, a sawmill operator, a graphic designer, and a craftsman of wooden bathtubs (one of which was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.).  But it is his current job as the creator of one of […]

Saving Montgomery County’s Last, Best Creek

Saving Montgomery County’s Last, Best Creek

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Green Voices | 4 Comments

Across the globe on World Water Day, Your Green Voice salutes activists who care about clean water and all the health, economic, and community benefits it provides. In Montgomery County, Maryland, where I live, Diane Cameron of the Audubon Naturalist Society has launched a campaign to protect Ten Mile Creek, our county’s “last, best creek” […]

Championing Chesapeake Bay Woods and Wildlife

Championing Chesapeake Bay Woods and Wildlife

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

 The woods, wetlands, waterfowl, and wildlife of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have long held a fascination for Rick Abend, a life member, volunteer, and current president of the refuge’s volunteer advocacy group, the Friends of Blackwater NWR. As the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 111th birthday today, […]

This Land Is Your Land

This Land Is Your Land

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

With the recent passing of  folksinger and activist Pete Seeger, the world has lost one of its most passionate Green Voices. Pete, who died on January 27 at the age of 94, spent his life working, marching, speaking and singing for the environment, social justice, peace, and other causes about which he cared deeply. As […]

Introducing the Green Voices Blog

Introducing the Green Voices Blog

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

As an environmental writer and principal of Your Green Voice, I’ve been fortunate to interview many men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting the piece of our planet they call home. They are students, landowners, activists, wildlife rehabilitators, family farmers, entrepreneurs, green business executives, and others who put their energy—and their hearts—into conservation […]