Alenka Figa, Summer 2011 Intern

July 1, 2011 by  
Filed under BPGL Crew, Contributing Writers, Interns

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Alenka Figa is an English major at Grinnell College, and currently faces the terrifying prospect of being a Senior. She doesn’t know what she wants to do with her degree, although writing of some sort sounds nice.

Alenka has always been interested in environmentalism, but despite being from Iowa, she didn’t set foot on a farm until college. An alternative spring break trip to an organic farm recently strengthened her belief that to better our world, we must invest in sustainability. She also developed a love for sifting dirt, and learned that cows do not have teeth on their upper jaw….

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Today We Give Thanks and Celebrate

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We all have a million reasons to be thankful, today and every day. For those of us in the United States, today is an official holiday dedicated to just that purpose. It’s a tradition in many households for each person to share something that they’re thankful for. So, at Blue Planet Green Living, we are taking this day to share with you, briefly, why we’re especially thankful on this particular Thanksgiving Day.

Yesterday marked our first anniversary of publishing Blue Planet Green Living. Although we began writing posts in October of last year, we didn’t officially launch until November 25, 2008….

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Megan Lisman, Intern

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Megan Lisman is transitioning from being a junior at the University of Iowa to her final year of college, during which she is hopes to avoid falling into the dark abyss of senioritis. Megan is spending her summer as an intern at Blue Planet Green Living to keep her mind fresh and to save it from melting into a puddle in the humid Iowa City air…

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