Hilton Falls Hike

I’ve been slowly working on getting my daughter interested in the outdoors this spring. I’m hoping to take her camping for the first time near the end of the summer. We purchased her first sleeping bag this week and she’s absolutely ecstatic about it.

I found out about Hilton Falls a few weeks ago when looking for short hikes that a 3-year-old could accomplish. They have a really nice waterfall and there is a fire pit nearby that the public is welcome to come and cook food on. I had packed some hot dogs and crescent rolls for pigs in a blanket as well as some s’mores cones I also wanted to try out Geocaching, which seems like a really fun thing to do with kids.

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Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this ‘carbon accountant’ says

Heede’s research shows that nearly two-thirds of anthropogenic carbon emissions originated in just 90 companies and government-run industries. Among them, the top eight companies — ranked according to annual and cumulative emissions below — account for 20 percent of world carbon emissions from fossil fuels and cement production since the Industrial Revolution.

Heede concedes that the responsibility is shared. “I as a consumer bear some responsibility for my own car, etcetera. But we’re living an illusion if we think we’re making choices, because the infrastructure pretty much makes those choices for us.”

“Heede’s report is one of the bedrock pieces of science and research that helped form our campaign,” says Kristin Casper, litigation counsel for Greenpeace’s Global Climate Justice and Liability Project in Toronto, Canada.

The idea of climate justice?is an interesting one and I think it will be crucial to solving the issue of climate change. Lawsuits directly against these companies will be a effective way to change the mindset of those investing in them. As someone who tries to invest ethically, it is frustrating to see that the companies who typically do the best are the ones you’d rather not have anything to do with.