Margaret Southern

Margaret Southern is a writer for the Conservancy’s Editorial Strategy Team, where she writes about international conservation strategies and projects. On Cool Green Science, she will be blogging about green living, and her experiences going from “greenish” to “greener.” Her interests include world travel, biking, microbrews and her boxer, Lucy.

Margaret's Posts

33 Years of Giving Back to Nature

October 30th, 2013

"I truly feel that if you find inspiration in your work, then it's easy to find success in your job," says the Conservancy's Angie Sosdian. Read how one of our longest-serving employees has been inspired by the Conservancy's donors with whom she works. More

Winter Biking Tips: What You Need to Know

October 15th, 2013

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing: more people getting off their bikes and into their cars. Here are 5 tips to keep you biking and warm, all winter-long. More

What is the Next “Silent Spring”?

September 20th, 2012

In the 50 years since Rachel Carson's book was published, new environmental threats deserve our undivided attention. We asked our scientists: What is the next "silent spring"? More

Picnic for the Planet 2012: The Superlatives

April 26th, 2012

From New York City to Antarctica, picnickers gathered across the world to celebrate Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet. So we want to know: who had the best picnic? More

Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday

November 1st, 2011

Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday By Margaret Southern The holidays always conjure up a variety of sensory images. For glass-half-full people, maybe you think about the warmth of a crackling fire, the sounds of carolers singing in harmony or the smells of fresh pine. But if you have as much eco-guilt as I do, […] More

Summer Cookouts on the Way Out?

September 5th, 2011

Barbecues are a Labor Day tradition, but it might be time to change the menu. Check out the greenhouse gas emissions of 20 popular foods as compared to driving a car. More

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 2nd, 2011

Your Cinco de Mayo fiesta isn't complete until you follow these tips from our Mexico staffer on how to incorporate traditional and popular foods into your celebration. More

The Planet’s Best Picnics for Earth Day

April 25th, 2011

One lasted 8 hours. One was on a remote atoll inhabited by 9 people. See how people around the world celebrated Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet! More

Levita Mondie: Eat Green

April 11th, 2011

Vegan chef and blogger Levita Mondie stopped eating meat for health reasons but soon learned there were many other benefits. She tells her story and shares a simple cooking tip. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Ranger Creek Falls

March 18th, 2011

Not a bad view! Flickr user MikerHicks captured this hiker fascinated by Ranger Creek Falls in South Cumberland State Park in Tennessee and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at And get inspired to take your […] More

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