Author Archives: Susan Torres

Graduate School at Miami University

In 2015 I applied and was accepted into Miami University’s Project Dragonfly graduate school program. The program interested me as someone who was passionate about conservation and environmental sciences but who did not have a science background. My grad school … Continue reading

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New Mexico Wildlife Federation

During my time at the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, a nonprofit focused on protecting and expanding public land access, I increased our social media presence, highlighted our issues through press releases, built a new easy to use website, revamped a … 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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Maintenance

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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NYLCV

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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Outdoorfest

As you can tell from my travel photography, I’m a big lover of the outdoors. Unfortunately, hiking, camping, kayaking, and other fun outdoor activities can be challenging while living in New York City. Outdoorfest wants to change that. Their goal … Continue reading

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