Earth Day – À Chacun Son Goût

Earth Day—April 22—always sneaks up on me; to tell the truth I’ve never been that excited by the day. I think my febrile teenage mind was informed by the 60s and yet by 1970, when Earth Day was first celebrated, the event felt manufactured. For context, my mother was never... Read more

Start Small: Grassroots Environmentalism

Earth Day is Friday, April 22 this year, but the best observance occurred earlier, on April 18, when the Goldman Foundation recognized its 2016 prize recipients. For the last 27 years, the Goldman Foundation honors six individuals who have triumphed against greed to save their local environment, one from each continent.... Read more

Kazoo Band Needs Director

It’s time to resurrect the Humming Toadfish Marching Kazoo Band for Sausalito’s 4th of July Parade. This marching unit has been a long-time feature of the parade, and was actually judged Best Entry in 2009. The job of Director involves recruiting kazoo players, selecting the playlist of appropriate songs (Yellow... Read more

Fancy Flinging Fish in The Marine Mammal Kitchen?

Kimberly Wright, describing her first day volunteering, along with an update of Issy’s progress (the harbor seal she and Mark Lawrence rescued):  My day was great! It is hard work and I was absolutely exhausted, but so worth it. I got to specifically weigh Issy. He is gaining weight and... Read more

International Dark-Sky Week: April 4-10, 2016

400 years ago the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei wrote, “If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.” Clearly, a man ahead of his time. I was seven when John Glenn first shot... Read more

Diversity Matters in Seafood

You’re probably familiar with CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture, but there are now CSFs—Community Supported Fisheries—that source local, sustainable seafood. You can subscribe to a service that drops off healthy, flavorful, sustainable seafood for you to pick up at participating locations. In our area, there’s a Thursday drop at Davey... Read more