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How to Get the Most of Your Old Clothes

Waste disposal is the catch phrase of this century when we are getting increasingly wary of our careless actions of the past. In terms of fashion and clothing, we are often negligent towards the textile waste we generate. We often outgrow our clothes or a particular fashion and these articles of clothing find their place in the back of the closet. But, instead of storing piles of clothes you will never wear again, you can turn them into something exciting or simply give it…


Added by Amelia Cole on April 23, 2014 at 2:53am — No Comments

Green Roofs in Sydney - New Policy and Benefits

The first green roofs and walls in the City of Sydney began slowly popping up here and there in the late 1930's. It was expensive. It was extravagant for some. It was necessary. More than 80 years later, the the number of commercial buildings with green roofs has spiked. The unbelievable…


Added by Margaret Swanton on April 22, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

Spring Mountain Adventures

While the snow has disappeared in most of New Hampshire, there is still a good 4’ of it in the White Mountains. Since this is where I have lived for most of my life, it is easy for me to overlook the wonderful opportunities and adventures NH has to offer. The state boasts beautiful hiking, pristine…


Added by Lindsay Jones on April 17, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

Brief Report on The Relocation Trends of The Australian Nation

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians tending to relocate had changed dramatically over the past few years. Reasons such as job offers and education are one of the prime causes which strive the small town residents to move home. The brief report of the mobility changes and trends of the continent published in GovLoop shows lifestyle changes are…


Added by Joanna Johnson on April 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Road trip prep

Well, I'm leaving for Bandon, Oregon on Friday morning.  I start work on Monday!  I suppose this is a good place to keep track of all of the things buzzing around in my head.…


Added by John E Aldridge on April 15, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Immersing In The Cause of Greener Future for Australia

According to Australia's Sustainable Cities Index, these are the top areas with best performance on the competition for greenest cities with best residential structure. Large cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane and…


Added by Joanna Johnson on April 13, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

NH to NY. Counting down one week until I begin representing @the_sca and @americorps as an intern at @FireIslandNPS Thank you!

As I count down my last week sitting at home in NH, as I prepare to travel to NY for a 6 month wildlife mgmt internship with @the_sca and @americorps, I explore the SCA website, reach out to my field contact for a packing list, and dance around my bedroom preparing for a 6 month adventure on @FireIslandNPS. The emotions I have about this internship opportunity are endless, like an endless summer, full of opportunity, exploration, hard work, and activities. I'm so stoked for this move, the…


Added by Heather Lewis on March 30, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Three weeks down...

Tomorrow will mark Week Three's end in my Marine Ambassador Internship.  My personal computer has run out of power because I absentmindedly forgot to pack the charger when I was in Seattle last time.  Oops! So now is the time I play catch-up since I last posted...

I got a library card!

I love libraries in general, and the Port Angeles Public Library definitely does not disappoint.  For a small town like PA, it's…


Added by Dana Wu on March 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Greatest Teaching Team of All Time

Meet team TrACker, the greatest teaching team of all time. Not to mention, the most charming and shnazzy looking too. All seriousness put aside, team TrACker is one of the nine teaching teams at SCA NH Corps that can be found roaming the schools of Manchester, NH.  Our goal is to provide quality environmental…


Added by Anthony Salvator Vicente on March 18, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The Not So Beginning

This may be my first official post, but I'll try to get some retroactive updates on my various deeds with the SCA. Rather uneventful day for the most part, just working on inputing my forest's Fish survey data into AqS. I'm loving the warm weather of late, but it sadly bodes ill for this fire season. I hear from my colleagues that where we are can get snow into June, so here's hoping for some decent snowpack accumulation. I've been enjoying commuting to work on my bicycle as well. Combined with… Continue

Added by Andrew J. Radich on March 12, 2014 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Preparing for my next journey with SCA

My friends are making mixed CDs for my drive from CO to OR.  I have over a month, but the countdown has begun nonetheless.  I'm looking forward to making a difference in the Pacific Northwest, and cannot wait for this adventure to unfold.  A little nervous, but mostly thankful and excited.  It seems hard to believe that not long ago, I was just as nervous when preparing to move to Hawley, MA for service.  SCA has been a catalyst in my life, from coast to coast, and beyond.  :D…


Added by John E Aldridge on March 12, 2014 at 3:59pm — 3 Comments

Riding the Whirlwind

This year is off to a great start: extremely fun and rewarding so far, a major contrast to what I've been doing in past years since graduating from college, and I'm so thankful for the amazing opportunities .  I was able to visit Vietnam and Cambodia for the very first time, with my parents who haven't been back since the Vietnam War began; it's been ~40 years for my mama and 7 years for my papa (his last trip was in 2007).  We were traveling for three weeks through the end of February,…


Added by Dana Wu on March 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Conservation In Winter...NH Maple Production

(Photo: Evaporator with hood - Bascom's Maple Farms' 2013 open house)


With a foot of snow on the ground, not much conservation is being put into practice in NH these days. However, this spring we will be able to see an unusual way conservation practices are put into action, and even more…


Added by Lindsay Jones on March 3, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments


Yes, Brains, as in brain tanning.  I took a workshop over the fall where we spent the whole weekend learning how to tan deer hides. Now I am completely addicted. Unfortunately I do not hunt, which makes finding a nice deer hide to work with a little tough. Luckily I have a wonderful girlfriend who got me a deer hide for Christmas. I guess you can say that I hit the jack pot with her because I do not know too many people who would go out of their way to find dead things for their significant…


Added by Anthony Salvator Vicente on March 1, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Last monthly report ever :(

I can’t believe this is my last monthly report! This past month I have been planning my final activities, working on my final portfolio and wrapping up my projects at my 3 accounts. Here is what I have been working on:

Wheaton: I have created a poster to be displayed at both dining halls that tells students what local food we have each week. I have also met with a student run environmental group in our cafe to get their feedback on what they would think of a to-go program. The feedback…


Added by Jill Francis on February 25, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Winter Fest at Prescott Farm

It was a cold and snowy day at Prescott Farm in Laconia, New Hampshire, but that didn't deter six brave SCA New Hampshire Corps member from making the hour long trek out to the country to spend the day volunteering at their 4th annual winter festival. There is a beautiful 200 year old farm house on the property, and…


Added by Shelby Roback on February 19, 2014 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

New Beginnings

Let’s start with the basics. I am currently residing in the beautiful Bear Brook State Park, located in Allenstwon, New Hampshire. It is about 10,000 acres, which is a decent sized backyard to play in. In the winter it is closed except for hiking and snowmobiling, so we mostly have it to ourselves, but in the spring and summer the park is opened as a campground (hint, hint, if anyone wants to visit). My fellow corps members and I live pretty secluded, nestled in the far south eastern corner…


Added by Anthony Salvator Vicente on February 18, 2014 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Had an Interview today for a Wildlife Management Intership Position at FIre Island National Seashore in NY

Today, I had a great conversation with a biologist about an open internship position in NY. I'll continue to research Fire Isand National Seashore because I would really enjoy assisting in the monitoring of endangered shorebirds program. I would also be able to assist biologits and researchers in distance sampling surveys for White Tailed deer. This is such a great opportunity for me! There is a small Wilderness area monitored by the park service, south of Fire Island on Barrier Island,…


Added by Heather Lewis on February 6, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recently had a Great Interview for an Internship at Minute Man National Historical Park, MA

Recently pursuing an Interpretaton Internship with SCA, NPS, at Minute Man National Historical Park. Would be able to create a formal interpretive talk to present to visitors at the North Bridge, and spread the legacy of the revolution and answer questions about this…


Added by Heather Lewis on February 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

And so it begins....with a hike to Shi Shi

PREAMBLE: After officially starting my SCA/AmeriCorps Internship as a Marine Ambassador at…


Added by Anya Samawicz on January 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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