When you enter the rainforest you are struck by the sounds and sights of life all around you, the swinging orangutans, the towering trees, and the cooing birds. What many people don’t know is that the rainforest actually has four distinct zones of life. The four layers of the rainforest are the ground layer, understory, … Continue reading The Layers of the Rainforest
We walked into this one a little blind, like a lot of things we’ve done on Earth Bound so far really. The only clue we had to what was about to unveil was that Sarita was giddy with excitement, but once again - a pretty regular thing. We were told it was called Saman Dance, … Continue reading Traditional Heroes
When you walk into the rainforests of Sumatra, one of the prominent features you notice are the buttress roots. They are distinct because of their ability to spread far and wide across the ground, their unique appearance, and their ability to absorb nutrients from the humus layer. The roots can grow up to 30 feet above the ground and reach over … Continue reading The Buttress Roots of Sumatra
After five years of teaching at Green School, I was given the opportunity to expand my passion for wall-less education and create our new traveling semester program, EARTHBOUND. With the goal of giving students rich and experiential education for sustainability with a unique global perspective that you can only get from immersing yourself in different … Continue reading Taking Green School on the Road
The rocket stove is a new innovation in stove technology. It uses a smart and efficient design to be more suitable than the traditional open fire stove. The rocket stove in the Kul-Kul Farm intrigued me. It was originally designed to be used in less developed countries, where the effluent from open fire cooking and heating … Continue reading Rocket Stoves: Propelling Cooking To New Levels
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Have you ever felt completely powerless in the face of societies turmoil? Have you ever thought to yourself ‘What’s the point?’. Living in this day and age, when the complex issues of our society are constantly crashing upon our foundation of hope, like tidal waves breaking on the crumbing city walls — their urgency and … Continue reading Ripples of Change