Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!

Canopy of Southern Live Oak Trees One tree at a time, communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis. "Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban … Continue reading Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!

Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees

The Indian River County Pelican Audubon Society has 1,000 new trees ready to plant this week!   “Green” your yard, plant a forest in your backyard, and replace grass to save water, and not use chemicals or fertilizers, as native plants can grow on their own, once started!  Please go and get a free tree … Continue reading Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees

Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.

Ambassador Pitteloud’s Native Garden Molly McCluskey wrote in the Audubon Magazine on September 8, 2021 that when Jacques Pitteloud, Switzerland’s new ambassador to the United States, arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019 in northwest Washington, D.C, he was dismayed to discover its historic six-acre stretch of land looked and were treated like a … Continue reading Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.

Why Switzerland is Growing a Native Plant Oasis in the Heart of Washington.

The Swiss ambassador, an avid birder and bird photographer, is on a mission to remake a former farm into a biodiversity haven.  By Molly McCluskey/Contributor, Audubon magazine September 08, 2021 When Jacques Pitteloud arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019, he was dismayed to discover the state of the property. As … Continue reading Why Switzerland is Growing a Native Plant Oasis in the Heart of Washington.

Bill Britton: RACISM AND THE FABRIC OF AMERICA

Growing up in America exposed me to both subtle and palpable symptoms of racism. Having been born in 1938, I was first exposed to racism during World War II. The Japanese were simply called “Japs” and were typically pictured in cartoons with large buck teeth and squinty, slanted eyes. They were also portrayed as being sub-human, … Continue reading Bill Britton: RACISM AND THE FABRIC OF AMERICA

Three ‘Founding Mothers’ Describe How Women Built NPR

Daniel Moore dmoore@post-gazette April 29, 2021 As Linda Wertheimer rode the bus to work ahead of National Public Radio’s first broadcast in 1971, mobs of antiwar protesters tried to throw tear gas canisters through the windows. Braving the nauseating smoke, she finally made it to the fledgling station, where a group of talented and under-paid … Continue reading Three ‘Founding Mothers’ Describe How Women Built NPR

The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.

W. Galen Weston O.C., C.V.O., OOnt., B.A., LL.D, DDIV passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2021, at the age of 80, after a long illness faced with courage and dignity. “We had been looking for a place to establish a winter home to escape the brutal Canadian winters and play polo,” says Hilary … Continue reading The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.

Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL is Becoming a Logging Camp for Arborists. Part Two.

Mockingbird Drive adjacent to Beachland Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL Saturday morning, May 27, 2021. No good reason for this - no limbs overhanging a building or infringing on a power line. Live Oak limb debris at Beachland Elementary. The most outstanding specimens of native plants in Florida is the southern Live Oak and the … Continue reading Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL is Becoming a Logging Camp for Arborists. Part Two.

Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

By Bill Britton  President Biden’s American Recovery Plan totals $1.9 billion and included a minimum wage rise to $15 per hour, before the House of Representatives parliamentarian struck down the latter because of arcane procedural rules.  Let’s examine that $15 per hour minimum and put it in the context of today’s economic reality. At $15 … Continue reading Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

Sebastian River High School (FL) Graduate on the Ground in the NYC COVID-19 Epicenter.

Sergio Mota is the LGBTQI+ Development Associate at Metropolitan Community Church of New York Charities (MCCNY), now managing an emergency food delivery service. "It's war here." Hospital morgues in the trucks.  Photo by Sergio Mota. MCCNY provides social services through MCCNY Charities, a comprehensive social service provider, working within and beyond the LGBTQI+ community.  An independent … Continue reading Sebastian River High School (FL) Graduate on the Ground in the NYC COVID-19 Epicenter.