Government Shutdown & The Environment

What impact does the government shutdown have on the environment?  This article from Inhabitat breaks it down.  One of the impacts we are hearing a lot about today is the closing of the nation’s 401 National Parks.  It seems only fitting to include a quote from the great John Muir as his beloved Yosemite turned…
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National Public Lands Day


Happy National Public Lands Day!  Today, this event celebrates it’s 20th year.  And, the best part…all fees are waived in America’s National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and Bureau of Land Management grounds.  Get outside and enjoy! For some added motivation…I’ll leave you with some of my photos from last summer when I visited one of my…
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Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia


Its Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia!  Today, throughout the city parking spaces are being temporarily turned into public parks.  Park(ing) Day is a national event, intended to call attention to the need for more green and pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas.  Participating organizations that have designed pop-up parks for today include landscape architecture firms, Philadelphia’s City…
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Walk on the Wild Side


Went down to Penn’s campus yesterday and walked through Penn Park.  The meadows have really taken off and well over my head now!  Once meadows are established, they require far less maintenance than traditional lawns, only needing to be cut twice a year.    

The Wharton Esherick Museum – Designed with Nature


After living in the Philadelphia area for a number of years now, I finally took my first trip to local gem, The Wharton Esherick Museum over the weekend.  Located just outside Valley Forge, the museum was the studio and home Esherick designed for himself.  Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, avoiding straight…
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Hello & Welcome

Hello and Welcome.  Kristen Henwood Consulting provides environmental sustainability and management consulting services . To learn more, please see the About and Services sections.  If you have any questions or are interested in how we can work for you, feel free to contact us. Kristen has previously worked as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton…
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