Conservation in the Mother City

Cape Town, South Africa.

I was riding the bus in the spring of 2017 with my mother, checking my email. I saw an offer from Groupon Getaways for a $1600 vacation package with Indus Travel to South Africa including flights, accommodation and safari. I had never seen it so inexpensive and have always been curious. We looked at each other and literally said, “YOLO.” We did not at the time know that Cape Town was or would be experiencing a water crisis.

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The Road to Indigo

Layers of blue in Dulan, Taiwan

I cannot explain my love of the color blue. Much like I cannot give a good reason for going to Taiwan. Somehow I found myself exactly where I wanted to be, surrounded by so much blue. 

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Japan: God is in the trees

I am not a religious person. I was raised Catholic, but in 9th grade in an all-girls Catholic high school, I learned about the crusades and lost my faith in my religion. I am, however, a spiritual person. When I planned what I would be doing in Japan, however,  I didn’t think I would be visiting many temples or shrines.

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SEEQing Sustainability on O’ahu

My guides Trinity, Abby, and Keala

I first heard of SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability when I was WWOOFing on Mohala FarmsAn educator who was visiting the farm was affiliated with the school and told me a bit about them, recommended I visit. I was fascinated by the concept of the school, a middle school focused on sustainability located on one of the islands of the most remote and most beautiful island chains of the world. I finally got to check it out on my last trip to O’ahu in September 2017.

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Mohala

Painting a mural in Honolulu with friends I made on the farm on the North Shore of Oahu.

Mohala in Hawaiian means to unfold, blossom, open up, shine forth, develop, recover from fear, worry, or illness.

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