Are you Smarter Than a Second Grader…When Recycling?

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?

Pop a cork, save a tree!

“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!