Author Archives: Susan Torres

Master Plan

Throughout my Master’s program at Miami University, Project Dragonfly did an amazing job of letting us “choose our own adventure.” Our Master Plan was a synthesis of how we wanted to make our community better and how we planned on … Continue reading

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New Mexico Wildlife Federation

In the fall of 2015 I was living in Brooklyn and looking for a new job. I knew I wanted to stay in conservation so focused on jobs related to that field. I also knew that my husband and I … Continue reading

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Bringing it All Home: Reflections on India

Multiple times during my trip to India I thought about my own environmental impact taking this trip halfway around the world. After all, a big focus of our coursework is about getting people to reduce their impact, change their behavior, … Continue reading

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The End and Flowers

I can’t believe the semester is basically over! Don’t worry – some of my wildflowers bloomed just in time for me to update everyone. Look at those cute little flowers! I haven’t seen any bees yet but there have been … Continue reading

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Getting Big

Happy Earth Day! My wildflowers are really getting big! I know I need to thin them out more, I have been here and there, but I have a tendency to get attached to my plants. They’ve come so far and … Continue reading

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One of the great things about New Mexico is the long growing season. Back in New York, I probably would’ve needed a least another month to do any planting. Here I saw sprouts at the end of April. My plants … Continue reading

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First garden sprouts!

Success! Today I saw the first little sprouts of my garden! These are the wildflowers in my permanent planters on the deck. I’m very excited about them. Here are the little sprouts in my garden bed after watering them. Keep … Continue reading

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Pollinator Garden: Step 1

This semester, I am taking two online courses through Miami University: Issues in Biodiversity and Biology in the Age of Technology. One of our assignments in Issues in Biodiversity is to choose a lifestyle change that will impact your environment … Continue reading

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New to New

Tomorrow is March 1st which marks my second month in New Mexico. I like New Mexico. It is hard to say why I like New Mexico. It’s possible it has a lot to do with how I felt about living … Continue reading

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During my time at NYLCV I managed ourĀ email campaigns, wrote breaking news stories about our environmental issues and issues across the state, and managed our social media campaigns. Advocates Fight for Foodshed Funding Across New York Students Demand Action on … Continue reading

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