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About The Emerald Lens

My freshman year of college, The Emerald Lens started as a blog for my well-researched, eloquently written, defense-of-recycling style rallies to environmental action. Then I realized the following:

a) well-researched, eloquently written, defense-of-recycling style rallies to environmental action are time consuming, aren’t very fun to write, and should be rewarded with school credit or salary

b) well-researched, eloquently written, defense-of-recycling style rallies to environmental action are kind of boring to read

So, the blog has grown with me. The writing here is simply snapshots of life through my lens. They’re the shots that haven’t been put through fancy photo  editing software, are sometimes a little blurry, and are mostly just good for memories. If you have any suggestions or would like to help me expand/clarify/edit a piece, drop me a message at emerald.lafortune@gmail.com. Cheers!

About Emerald

I’m a 20 something year old, Idaho girl with an environmental studies/non-profit administration degree from the University of Montana. Strikingly adequate and overly enthusiastic about a variety of sports including whitewater boating, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, backpacking and bowling, I’ve never met a sport I wont flail at for awhile. I have loved to write ever since I realized my best friend was a WAY better artist than me and my childhood dream to draw pictures and own lots of party shoes wasn’t going to pan out.