In her Newport, RI, community, Kara is the organizer of Green Drinks Newport and a member of Newport's Energy & Environment Commission. Kara volunteers at Norman Bird Sanctuary, and has also volunteered as a panelist for Rhode Island Farmways, speaking to farmers from around the state about how they can better market and promote their businesses.
Beyond the moat that surrounds her island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count, is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and, in real life, she is a public relations director. Kara began her writing career with TreeHugger.com in January 2005 and is currently a contributing writer for TriplePundit, Ecorazzi, EcoSalon and her local Newport Patch.
May 9, 2013
Disney is reaching out to its audience to join together to create lasting, positive change around the world.
May 1, 2013
Indie Cycle offers Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents an opportunity to host their own e-waste recycling event.
March 26, 2013
Forgotten doors, windows, chairs and more breathe new life into your home garden.
March 12, 2013
Canadian artist Olga Oreshyna creates unique pieces of art from wood collected from lumberyards and small packaging companies across Ontario.
February 5, 2013
Find the perfect eco-friendly gift for your Valentine this year.
January 23, 2013
A recent switch by Tom’s of Maine to plastic toothpaste tubes brings concerns about recyclability, but the company has eco-friendly measures in place.
October 29, 2012
Designers are taking a cue from the ball field, culling materials from baseball games of eras past and recycling them into fashionable accessories.
September 26, 2012
The debate over how to best package shredded paper for recycling rages on as Rhode Island introduces its newest recycling protocol.
September 12, 2012
Utilizing natural castings and composted plant material, Coast of Maine products bring natural products back to the earth with excellent results.
July 5, 2012
Composting in the kitchen is not the stinky proposition you may think.
June 27, 2012
A July deadline to reach a 35% recycling rate looms for Rhode Island’s cities and towns, but are they getting with the program?
May 22, 2012
Difficult-to-recycle tissue paper has infinite creative reuse possibilities.