There are more than 40 million acres of toxic, monoculture lawns in the United States. These endless swaths of green nothingness are not natural, and are thus extremely difficult and expensive to maintain. According to the EPA, monoculture lawns are responsible for a staggering 5% of US total annual CO2 emissions. Biodiversity loss is anotherContinue reading “5 Easy Steps to Removing Toxic Monoculture Lawn”
Category Archives: Climate Action
How to Make It Rain
Soil health becomes even more important once we realize our food supply is at risk due to conventional agriculture practices merging with climate change weather events that increase droughts and extreme heat. Currently, according to US Drought Monitor, there are 14 states experiencing extreme and exceptional drought conditions, with the following states having the highest exposure:Continue reading “How to Make It Rain”
Mysterious Forest Wonders!
Forest trails provide the most wondrously adventurous experiences. The scents, the sounds, the beauty. The feel of the rough bark. The unexpected stones and roots that jut out of the winding pathways. The spell-binding magnificence of nature’s mysterious ways. At times, we even have the opportunity to taste nature. Delicious wild fruits and berries thatContinue reading “Mysterious Forest Wonders!”
Is Bermuda the Shrub Capital of the World?
Within just a mile or two of leaving Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport, and crossing over the glimmering Causeway to North Shore Road, I became acutely aware of the breathtaking flora that seemed to fill every nook and cranny of Bermuda’s uniquely rich and beguiling landscape. Dense flowering shrubs awash in vibrant colors — someContinue reading “Is Bermuda the Shrub Capital of the World?”
Biodiversity & Social Equity | Kew for a Pound
At Climate Action Now (CAN) we believe in restoring the lost biodiversity in our yards, local communities, cities and suburban forests. We also believe this is critical to the long term health of our planet and that we can all play a part in this global project. But at times, the daily pressures of lifeContinue reading “Biodiversity & Social Equity | Kew for a Pound”