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

Eat Green: How to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

March 15th, 2011
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Ten years ago, vegetables were her archenemy. Now she's their biggest cheerleader. Margaret Southern shares tips and tricks to make sure you're getting enough on your plate. More

What’s in Your Trash?

February 16th, 2011
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Our writer thinks she's doing a good job of going green. One sure way to find out: rooting through her garbage. Find out what's in there, what shouldn't be and what lessons she learns. More

Your Winter Biking Guide

November 15th, 2010
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Cold weather doesn't mean you have to stop riding. Our writer has 5 tips (and a bonus) to keep you pedaling through the season. More

Attention: Dog Owners

October 18th, 2010
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A simple trip to the pet store turned completely frustrating for our writer. Find out what was missing, and the alarming impact it could have. More

Do You Know Where Your Açaí Comes From?

August 30th, 2010
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Chances are, a small boy scaled a tall palm tree in order to harvest your açaí. But that's just part of the story. Our green living blogger Margaret Southern tells the rest from her recent trip to an indigenous village in the Amazon. More

The Big Green (Living) Bus

August 19th, 2010
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It's not your typical college road trip. Find out how a dozen students driving around the country on a bus actually helped the environment. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Lunch in Flight

July 16th, 2010
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Talk about eating on the run! Flickr user Brownie106 caught this seagull grabbing its lunch, and shared the photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Deer and Egret

July 9th, 2010
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Looks like this egret found a good spot to rest! Flickr user gseloff caught this sweet moment between a cattle egret and a whitetail deer near the jogging trail at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and shared the photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily […] More

Nature Photo of the Week: Summer Mist

July 2nd, 2010
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This enchanting shot of the Napali coastline in Kaua’i, Hawaii, was captured by Flickr user 2MuchCatHair and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. More

The Beautiful (Green?) Game

June 7th, 2010
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Football (soccer to us Americans) has been called the beautiful game. But our green blogger Margaret Southern asks: Is it also the world’s green game? More

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