Calgary Gals Brave the Jungle - A TREE Belize Trip

Calgary Gals Brave the Jungle - A TREE Belize Trip

The first TREE trip of the 2017/2018 season was an unforgettable one! 

We trekked up mountains, climbed up ruins, tubed down rivers, slid down natural waterslides, jumped off waterfalls, partied with locals, and swam with the fishes - but we also learned a lot about the protected areas we visited, discussed sustainability practices nightly, identified over fifty species of flora and fauna, improved our jungle skills, and experienced real Belizean culture.

Random Rantings on Science & Philosophy Podcast | #2 - Seven years younger, ecoalf, blue mussels, and Mars blunder

Random Rantings on Science & Philosophy Podcast | #2 - Seven years younger, ecoalf, blue mussels, and Mars blunder

On the second episode of the Random Rantings on Science & Philosophy podcast, TREE founder Jordan Flagel speaks on how nature can make you feel $10,000 richer and/or 7 years younger, an innovative Spanish company that makes fabrics out of Mediterranean plastic debris, how blue mussels are used to monitor the environment, and an embarrassing confusion between Mars the planet and Mars the Inc. 

Does anybody really understand climate change?

Does anybody really understand climate change?

I’ll admit it.

I don’t understand climate change.

I have two M.Sc. degrees in environmental science and sustainable resource management, with climate change being a major focus of both (including a thesis that looked at funding carbon sequestration in tropical rainforests). Still, I don’t really understand this complex and confusing phenomenon.

But I do know it’s real.

I know you can’t put centuries’ worth of carbon dioxide into the air and not have an effect on the global climate. Some people think we don’t have the power to alter the global atmosphere, but I doubt these people know...