Entries by William B. Macaulay

18 Questions: Avis Richards

Each month we ask a new eco-maven 18 questions about his or her life, occupation, and advice for other like-minded people. This month we connected with the Founder ofBirds Nest Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on education, healthcare, human rights and environmental matters and Birds Nest Productions which produces videos for charitable organizations. 1. What is […]

Video:Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Our interns this summer visited the Smiling Hogshead Ranch located in Long Island City, Queens. This is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental awareness. The ranch was once a train lot owned by the MTA, which was filled with trash till founder Gil Lopez cleaned the land and created a garden. Smiling Hogshead wants the […]

Doctalk: The Unknown Known

  Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, best known for the Fog of the war (2003) & Tabloid (2010) created another heated documentary. In his latest film, The Unknown Known, Morris probes former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld trying to find the truth on why the United States invaded Iraq.

Is social media invading our social setting ?

With our documentary TalkSmart! movie coming out soon, which is about how cellphones changed the lives of children and how they should use them more smartly, it seemed like the perfect time to hit the streets and hear people’s experiences with cell phones and social media invading social settings i.e. parties, dates, dinner parties, concerts, […]

What do you know about Celiac disease?

There are many foods today, that people avoid in order to be healthy; refined sugar, sugar, carbohydrates, meat, processed foods, dairy and wheat. Wheat, especially, has a bad reputation, nowadays. Not only it is a source of carbohydrates, but  followers of the Paleo diet it is simply unnatural. For others, avoiding wheat is a necessity. People […]

The Edible Word: The Squeeze Juice Bar

Founder: Karliin BrooksHomepage: http://thesqueezejuice.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/8thWonderJuiceTwitter:  @TheSqueezeNY At The Squeeze juice bar in New York City, owner Karliin Brooks has found the recipe to success that sets The Squeeze apart from other juice bars in the area. The secret is variety, and lots of it. Not only does The Squeeze offer tons of different smoothies and juices, but […]

Losing Paradise: Climate Change Threatens Marshall Islands

Beautiful islands are a paradise. Marshall Islands are known to be one of the best vacation spot in the world. Those peaceful, serene Marshall Islands are not a peaceful place anymore. Climate change has swept away the residents’ livelihood forcing them to relocate. The number of people leaving Marshall has increased and they have become […]

Video: Reinventing Pier 42

Pier 42 is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Pier 42 was once a newspaper terminal, later  turned into one of the largest shipping terminals in NYC. In 1987 it was shutdown, Pier 42 was no longer in use, all that stood on Pier 42 was an abandon warehouse.

‘I want my work to make a difference’

                                                  ( A customer buying fresh vegetables at a local farmers’ market)   There are people in the professional working world who wake up every morning to go to work and make a […]

Q & A : Freakin’ Vegan

Here at Birds Nest Foundation, we are always on the look out for easy vegan meals. The vegan lifestyle normally requires a lot of cooking, but thanks to brothers Kurt and Danny Biroc’s delicious heat-and-go  meals, eating vegan isn’t hard! Freakin’ Vegan offers a lot of yummy options such as the vegan pulled porkless slider, […]