Author Archives: Keith Hemstreet

Preorder Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Hawaii

Great news! Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Hawaii is now available for preorder! To celebrate, we’ve set out on a quest to become an Amazon bestseller and want to send you a MAKANA (That’s present in Hawaiian!) for your help! Just place your preorder on Amazon, forward the receipt to marketing@greenleafbookgroup.com, and we’ll send you […]

I Am the Hummingbird

Wangari Maathai was a great champion of human rights and environmental conservation. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which helped replant tens of millions of trees in Kenya, and started the Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away in […]

Nature Can Make Kids Smarter

The famous naturalist Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: What would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?” I could venture a guess, as I know a handful of people who spend far too much time in malls. However, I’d […]

The Words of Rachel Carson, Environmentalist

With the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, author Rachel Carson raised important questions about the impact that human beings have on nature. The book was widely read and made Ms. Carson an internationally recognized advocate for the environment. On a recent walk along Rio Grande Trail in Aspen, Colorado, I came upon a rock embedded on a hillside […]

10 Totally Awesome Quotes about Forests

I love reading great quotes on all sorts of topics. The exercise can be inspiring and really make you think. Truth is, a simple quote can have an immeasurable impact on your life. A quote can become a motto for living, helping steer you down a noble and righteous path. Find your own favorite quotes. […]

The Changing Culture of Greenland

Authors’ Note: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Greenland  There are places on earth so extraordinarily beautiful the mere act of being there gives rise to a spiritual awakening in the traveler. It is these places that inspire in us a lifelong desire to travel the globe, always searching for the next location that will leave […]

10 Totally Awesome Quotes About Nature

We always encourage our readers to get outside and explore. Doesn’t matter if you’re trekking through a National Park or your own back yard, there is so much to be gained by simply going outdoors. Here’s another suggestion: On your next exploration, take a journal and pen and write down what you see. Make notes of the sights, sounds, and scents […]

Explorer Profile: Roald Amundsen

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had a deep love for the earth’s most frigid places. Considered one of the greatest polar explorers to ever live, Amundsen was the first to sail the Arctic’s Northwest Passage, but it was his expedition to the South Pole in 1911 that brought him worldwide fame. Before traveling to Antarctica, Amundsen had […]