Archive for April, 2012

Chocolate: A Sweet Solution to Tropical Deforestation?

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn


When I think about chocolate, in addition to thinking about brownies, I think about saving rainforests and fighting carbon pollution. This week I sat down to talk with leaders of a local agricultural cooperative in São Felix do Xingu, here in the Brazilian Amazon, that helps its members plant cacao – the fruit that eventually becomes the delicious treat we all crave.

The Hunger Green

Written by Don Macänlalay on . Posted in Uncategorized


I recently read a report claiming that “young people aren’t so ‘green’ after all.” After reading it, I felt mildly insulted for a second, and then I thought, “hmm, could they be right?”

I work at the headquarters of The Nature Conservancy, so my cubicle doesn’t stimulate too much inspiration for actually thinking about the environment. This report got me to thinking: Am I really green?

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