Overfishing is Worse than Plastic Pollution

Happy Earth Day. Plastic pollution in our oceans seems to pose the biggest threat to marine life. A startling statistic from the Ellen McArthur Foundation predicts that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050. While some of us have started to make attempts to reduce our individual plastic usage, we may be ignoring an […]

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Environmental Wins in 2018

It’s easy to focus on bad news concerning the environment. More coverage of climate change, reusables, and pollution have created heightened concern worldwide. The IPCC’s Climate Report warned of grave and possibly unavoidable consequences. Fortunately, governments and organizations across the planet have proved that change is possible. Here’s some of what they accomplished in 2018: ‘Single-use’ […]

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Analyzing My Trash

Throughout the month of September, I attempted to create as little waste as possible. To read about my plan, check out this article:  I Try: Zero Waste Continue on to see both the benefits and shortfalls that having an environmentally-minded brain gave me in this challenge. What did my trash look like? Solid, dry, and […]

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I Try: Zero Waste

The practice of accumulating as little waste as possible has been gaining momentum online and on social media. The “Zero Waste” movement has inspired people to rethink their daily choices in an attempt to take less from the planet and send less to the landfill. This month, I decided to challenge myself. For thirty days, […]

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The Plastic Problem

It lasts for years, but not where it’s supposed to. Recently, Starbucks announced an initiative to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020. Although straws are made with recyclable material, their small size allows them to fall through spaces in conveyer belts at recycling facilities and hence be thrown away. The problem is, straws have essentially shifted the […]

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