Fort Negrita Blog

the ups and downs of the best 24 hours of my life

Eco-Tourism Travel

the ups and downs of the best 24 hours of my life

for my last full weekend in south america, i knew i wanted to take a solo trip. i had three choices: arica, the northern most chilean city, but also super far from valdivia, it would have required a plane and i really wanted to take the bus. two, i could have went to chilloe, chile’s quiet little patagonia island with a cute penguin population. three accross the chile/argentina border to bariloche.  after reading about one of the mot praised trails in bariloche, and my hunger for more passport stamps, i went with bariloche.  here’s a quickee on my trip.      i can recall all of the best times of my life: mountain biking in the andes, my undergrad graduation night...

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sustainable design: self sustaining shipping container

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sustainable design: self sustaining shipping container

this is for all of us making tiny home vision boards.  if you know me, you know i’m am a back country, out of pocket, river as my backyard kind of woman. the v1, a proof of concept home designed by joseph dupuis. the home is heated by a wood stove and an in-floor heating system, which is ideal as heat travels upward and will be utilized before reaching the ceiling. the v1 consists of three insulated shipping containers that can be dismantled for moving.  learn more here: working title (photo: @drekisath, courtesy of working title)

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28 times black people were effortlessly environmentalists

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28 times black people were effortlessly environmentalists

this is 28 things commonly known in the black community that we take for granted, but are very much so actions of environmentalism. 

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Dying of Thirst: Let’s talk about Water

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Dying of Thirst: Let’s talk about Water

As cool, calming and tranquil as water can be, the universal solvent has been the hot subject of many discussions since the summer. Dakota Access Pipeline, that’s a water problem. The Southeast’s record breaking drought since the 1960s, that’s a water problem. Flint, Michigan’s water scandal, that’s a water problem. Even 2016 being the hottest year on record, that’s a water problem. SIDEBAR: I'm also sharing photos from my trip to Joshua Tree, with my beloved 'community.'OK Ree, why do you keep talking about water?We can thank our entire existence on two things: the water and the sun. Water is...

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A Good Day in the West End & Zero Waste Highlights

A Good Day in the West End & Zero Waste Highlights

While most of Atlanta was preparing for a 'snow storm' I took another route and focused on a more severe storm 'climate change'. Everyday I am committed to the well being of Earth. IDK why I chose such a big commitment, but it's mine and I'm owning it. I'm sharing my highlights from Friday the 6th because it was such a great day to be in West End Atlanta. I started the day at Orange Moon completing my application for Georgia Tech's Environmental Planning program. I'm making the connection between policies, human behaviors and predictions for climate change. Then I...

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