Author Archives: Elena

A Letter a Day Keeps the Blues Away

My sophomore year of college, I trapped myself into a bad cycle.  I was overextending myself as an activist—though at first enjoying it.  The campaigns I was involved in and program I started up were important to me, and I … Continue reading

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Adding Beauty to the World

Written by our first guest blogger: Andrea Garfinkel-Castro   When my children were little we used to read Miss Rumphius by Barbara Clooney. It is a short story about a little girl named Alice Rumphius who wants to do the things … Continue reading

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Healthy Activism

I had been struggling with what it meant to be an activist (or what the term even means) for a while before my health knocked me on my ass. My junior year of college, I spent the fall in a program … Continue reading

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Sustaining Change–An Overview

When Bob, Camila and I started talking in September 2010, I didn’t have a clear idea of what would result from our calls. We’re all connected through the Morris K. Udall Scholarship, an award for college environmental and tribal leaders.  … Continue reading

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