Eleanor Nesim

Eleanor Nesim fell in love with the arts at a young age. She was lucky to have The Monroe Theater Guild in her Wisconsin hometown where she began acting. She later attained a BFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Eleanor continues to hone her skills and honor a legacy of playwrights and directors on each side of her family by participating in theater and continuing to write plays, essays and articles geared toward progress. She currently works with Pandora Productions out of Long Beach, CA and contributes content to the Instagram page @thecypriotstory. You can find more of her published work featured on the Root to Vine podcast and in Atlantis magazine.

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Washington Vineyard is Setting the Sustainability Standard   

Situated on the southwest corner of the Red Mountain in Washington, the Terra Blanca vineyard overlooks the stunning Yakima Valley. Besides the views and being an event destination, Keith and ReNea Pilgrim did not start an ordinary vineyard.  This family-owned Salmon-Safe AVA winery is a perfect representation of simple, sustainable farming practices that have been …

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People of Planet Earth v. Amazon

Amazon.com has grown into a massive corporation. But with a history of unsustainable practices and recent workers’ rights violations brought to light, many people have begun to seek an alternative. Amazon seems to be reasonably self-aware, too, as they’re now attempting to rebrand themselves as more eco-friendly. Still, even recent actions say otherwise.  Other media …

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This Week’s Vegan Recipe: My Cypriot Grandmother’s Mulukhiyah

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from my grandmother in and out of the kitchen. Mulukhiyah, also called molohiya or molokhia, is a leafy green vegetable popular throughout many cultures. When put in a stew (or soup, in some cultures), the dish will adopt the same name as the vegetable with which it’s prepared. The …

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Book Review on Mary Oliver’s Selected Essays, Upstream

Poet Mary Oliver delivered a beautifully woven collection in her last cohesive publication of essays entitled Upstream. The topics of these shorts range in fluid themes but are equally explorative. Although each of these essays could stand alone, Oliver takes us on a journey of the world through her eyes that starts out as equally …

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Notable Contributions of BIPOC Scientist Emmett W. Chappelle

  Emmett Chappelle was one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.    The prospect of sustainable living and the progression of history through research would not be possible without the contributions of these talented and driven scientists. As we look at Emmett W. Chappelle’s work, we’ll discover how far-reaching and the many fields, …

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