October 14, 2019

I grew up playing in Red Butte Creek and its neighboring waterways. I planted trees within Red Butte Garden and still find solace on the nearby Bonneville Shoreline Trail that marks the shoreline of the ancient Lake Bonneville that once covered this valley. In my short...

March 6, 2018

It is December and I can’t see the snow-capped mountains. Salt Lake has been smothered in an inversion for a week. The air is grey-brown-yellow, and toxic ice crystals fall from the smog.

I bought a face mask last week. Not the kind that keeps your face warm while skiin...

July 31, 2017

Brooke biking between Dilkon and Flagstaff. PC: Parker Feierbach

A Long Bike Ride

On Day 28 I stopped counting. At first, counting the oil rigs diverted my attention away from my burning thighs and sun baked arms. When biking fifteen hundred miles around the Colorado Pla...

November 10, 2016

At 6 AM in Marrakech, Morocco, SustainUS delegation leader Morgan Curtis gently woke me up. She told me Trump was closing in on winning the election. Four hours prior I was finalizing a press release for our election action inside the UN Climate Change Conference and s...

September 1, 2016

As dozens of vehicles pulled up to the Chris Park Campground, pouring rain transformed the parking lot into a shallow pond. People ran from their cars to the covered shelter while organizers of the Uplift Climate Conference frantically moved the registration table.  In...

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