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.
December 2, 2013
Stay warm all winter long with these comfy recycled hats made from discarded materials.
October 23, 2013
A campaign challenging each of us to reduce our plastic footprint tells of the environmental dangers of single-use plastics.
October 10, 2013
While many stores and supermarkets now offer takeback programs, plastic bags are still one of the most common materials that consumers bring into question.
August 15, 2013
Topnotch sustainable touches come with a high price tag in South Boston.
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.