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June 22, 2012
Our FedEx team just finished a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This is my sixth year of riding, and the fabulous views of the California coast and valleys seem fresh and new every year. Most important, we do it for a good cause – raising funds to combat HIV/AIDS.
April 13, 2012
“Reach Out and PLANT…Somebody’s TREE. Make Our World a Better Place…for YOU and ME.”
May 17, 2011
The Presidio Bluffs are spectacular, looking out on the Golden Gate Bridge. They're part of a former military base that's now a national park, so we're working around historic fortifications and in sight of one of the world's most scenic bridges. Over more than a century, the Army planted ground cover and other plants with the best of intentions, but we now understand that those invasive plants have taken over and crowded out beautiful - and sometimes endangered - native plants.
August 31, 2010
Green space matters. From rooftops to riverside parks, cities around the U.S. are renewing urban centers and engaging their people in their community "backyard." As a former resident of New York City and a new resident to Raleigh, parks are what make these places feel like home, providing opportunities for recreation, meditation and learning.
June 17, 2010
On Saturday June 12th, I completed the experience of a lifetime. I participated in Aids/LifeCycle 9, a week - long, more than 500 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles organized to raise awareness and funds to help put an end to HIV/AIDs.
April 15, 2010
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright - Thoreau I love to run, especially outside. It’s my time to unplug and let my mind debug from the day’s activities. What I have loved most about living in New York these past two years is running through the parks. From Prospect to Central, these places make the city habitable and bring balance to a world of chaos.
February 13, 2009
America is known as the land of plenty. But for 1 in 8 Americans, hunger is a reality. Over the past year, food banks have struggled with a drop in donations while demand has increased by 30%. A recent study found that 36 million Americans, including 12 million children, are living on the brink of hunger and many people who once donated to food banks now find themselves on the receiving end of food bank services.