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The Paris Climate Agreement

Feb. 2, 2021

It is hard to avoid hearing about the Paris Climate Agreement in today’s political environment, but what exactly is it? The Paris Climate Agreement, in short, is an agreement that over 195 nations have signed since 2015 that pledges to lower their carbon emissions in an attempt to fight the...

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Choosing Eco-Conscious Over Convenience

Feb. 2, 2021

Choosing to live an eco-conscious lifestyle rather than one of convenience is an essential part to lowering our individual carbon footprints and proving our appreciation to Mother Earth. Breaking the convenience habit is one way to do your part for the sake of the future of the environment. Convenience is...

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Ditching the “Cradle to Grave” Mentality

Feb. 2, 2021

The economy as we know it is tremendously unsuitable for our planet; especially when we are talking about the production and disposal of material waste. If there is any hope of protecting our land and the irreversible destruction of our climate, the way humans use resources needs to become tremendously...

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Giving This Holiday… Zero Waste Style!

Dec. 14, 2020

Let’s face it...it’s been a really tough year. A lot of people may not have the same means to buy gifts for friends, visit family, etc. The gift of giving back is priceless and meaningful, and may even bring you more joy than your regular holiday traditions. Here are some...

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Common Contaminants: Keeping Our Recyclables Recyclable

Dec. 14, 2020

Recycling is an essential pillar of a zero-waste lifestyle. It is virtually impossible in our society not to use cardboard, glass, recyclable plastics, etc. With this material already created and a part of the Earth, it is key to close the waste loop by recycling waste and creating something new...

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The Plastic Problem

Dec. 14, 2020

It takes upwards of 1000 years for plastic to decompose . This means every plastic bottle, straw and container that has been thrown away is still intact and somewhere on Earth. The plastic problem is affecting every part of the planet, from the very top of Mount Everest to the...

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How to Have a Sustainable Finals Week

Dec. 10, 2020

As I am sure we all know, finals week can be an extremely stressful time. I know we are all cramming in last-minute studying, and are overall just super busy and preoccupied with other things on our minds. However, I believe that it is essential to remain environmentally-conscious and to...

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Rethink Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Dec. 10, 2020

Black Friday shopping has many unintended consequences to the environment that consumers don’t often think about. It is anticipated that shoppers will spend more during the post-Thanksgiving days than during any other time of the year. This is incredibly worrisome from an environmental mindset because although the intentions behind holiday...

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Support Sustainable Companies This Holiday

Dec. 10, 2020

The holiday season during the coronavirus is coming up, and following it an entire month Black Friday sales, gift buying, gift wrapping, and package delivering. Ignore the commercials urging you to buy the next gadget or spend a ton of money on gifts. Take advantage of sales put on by...

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Waste and its Contribution to Climate Change

Dec. 10, 2020

When you think of climate change mitigation and reducing your carbon footprint, you probably think of driving less and turning out the lights; but did you know that organic and inorganic waste that you produce is also a huge contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions? A zero waste lifestyle not...

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