Sharon McDonnell

Sharon McDonnell is a travel writer who is passionate about sustainable living and ecotourism. She is a regular contributor at Fodor’s and is the author of The Everything Internet Book. Sharon lives in the Bay Area.

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The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a solar tax that would cost homeowners in the Golden State with rooftop solar between $300-600 per year.
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An unexpected solution to the earth’s environmental crisis: dog treats made of crickets. Here's our review of Chippin's treats and food.
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Despite being decimated by industrialization and pollution for decades, oysters may be a key tool in the arsenal against climate change.
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Fresh water for drinking and cooking is getting to homes in rural villages, thanks to an ingenious project that catches fog.
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Art can be a powerful medium to drive home the message of climate change, and give us an emotional whack in a way words can’t.
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Record warm temperatures across the western USA have cast doubts on the 2021-2022 ski season.
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San Francisco has an impressive collection of vintage street cars, as well as a street car museum. We took a tour of "Streetcar heaven."
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The best eco-friendly beach resorts for the environmentally conscious traveler to escape the cold and snow.
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Massive land donations from wealthy Bay Area entrepreneurs paved the way for Chile to become the ecotourism leader it is today.