Day 6 Road Trip-TShirt Series: Clothing for a Cause

For a full description of this series, please click here. DAY 6: Free the Bears Free the Bears is a rehabilitation center with rescue centers peppered throughout Southeast Asia. The mission is to rescue bears from exploitation (like circuses) and abuse (like bear bile farms), rehabilitate them, and release them back into the wild. Free …

Day 3 Road Trip-TShirt Series: Clothing for a Cause

For full description of this tshirt blogging series, please visit this page. DAY 3: Elephant Valley Project The Elephant Valley Project (EVP) is an elephant sanctuary based out of Mondulkiri, Cambodia, roughly a seven-hour bus ride east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. EVP works to rescue captive elephants from exploitation and labor throughout Cambodia. The …

Stop Sucking

Did you know the United States uses 500 million plastic straws every day? And like most garbage, many straws end up in our oceans, floating aimlessly, never to biodegrade. It's estimated that by 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Is that the kind of world we want to live in? …

Cambodia – Elephant Valley Project

Volunteering was a big consideration while I was preparing for my six-week Southeast Asia adventure. After all, I was taking the trip to recharge from feeling professionally stagnant and personally over-committed. So I asked colleagues in conservation for their recommendations on environmental nonprofits or wildlife sanctuaries that would be worth visiting or supporting. I also …