Levi Novey is a conservation professional who has received a bachelor’s degree in History from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Conservation Social Sciences from the University of Idaho. He worked for the U.S. National Park Service for 10 years, as a park ranger, social science researcher, and science communicator for 20 different parks. In addition to having authored several guidebooks to U.S. national parks, he has written scholarly papers and over 150 online articles as an environmental journalist for websites like the Huffington Post. You can read more of his articles at www.levinovey.com
By Levi Novey on June 10, 2010
In some cases it is undoubtedly true that “ignorance is bliss.” We all must pick our battles in life if only to maintain our sanity. In other cases though, there are simple, easy things we can do that will profoundly better our world– and this is why you should watch The Cove, an exciting, emotional documentary that suggests that we really have to do very little to keep over 20,000 dolphins from being pointlessly slaughtered each year in Japan.
Category: Living, Media+Internet, News+Opinion | Tags: activism, animal rights, Animals, aquariums, documentary, dolphins, endangered species, factory farms, film, Flipper, food, Food Inc., International Whaling Commission, Japan, movie, Netflix, Ric O'Barry, Sea World, The Cove, whales
By Levi Novey on December 15, 2009
As promised, here are several photos of the eco-friendly Christmas Tree using LED lights, wind power, solar power, and bicycles in Lima, Peru.
Category: Innovation, News+Opinion | Tags: artificial christmas trees, bicycles, Christmas, Christmas Tree, climate change, LED, LED Light Bulbs, Lima, Peru, solar, solar energy, solar power, wind, wind energy, wind power, zero emissions
By Levi Novey on December 11, 2009
Tonight the Lima district of San Borja plans to light an emissions-free Christmas tree in a popular park as part of event called “Magic, Light, and Color: the Energy You Generate.” The 11 meter high tree will display LED Christmas lights powered by a combination of 10 bicycles, a wind turbine, and two small solar [...]
Category: Innovation, News+Opinion | Tags: alternative energy, bicycles, Christmas, Christmas Tree, LED Light Bulbs, Lima, mechanical energy, Peru, renewable energy, San Borja, solar energy, solar power, wind energy, wind power, zero emissions
By Levi Novey on November 23, 2009
In the past when I visited people during the holidays and saw that they were using artificial Christmas trees rather than real ones, I thought they were just being lazy. The only reason they didn’t want a real one I figured was because they either didn’t have space for a real tree, didn’t want to [...]