It was the second-to-last week of school before they broke for summer, and the second graders at Monarch Learning Academy, located in West Orlando, were looking pretty fidgety. A close friend of mine and teacher, Shelly, invited me into her class to give a short lesson on recycling for her kids. I was surprised by … More Are you Smarter Than a Second Grader…When Recycling?
“Cork harvesting is like sheering sheep,” said Patrick Spencer as he sat down to discuss his non-profit organization, Cork Forest Conservation Alliance, over coffee. Cork farming and production is the most sustainable forest industry in the world. Yet, in the last 20 years or so, misinformation has plagued it. Demand has shifted away from cork toward plastic … More Pop a cork, save a tree!