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Week 34: The Ocean Doesn’t Want Your Microfibers

It came from outer space! Well...not really. It actually came from us and our clothing. Those dreaded microfibers. Almost every time we wash our clothes, they slip down our pipes and out into the ocean. And more and more studies are finding these microfibers in the stomachs of marine animals. But what are they? And… Continue reading Week 34: The Ocean Doesn’t Want Your Microfibers

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Week 33: Exploring Carbon Offsets

If you caught last week's post about my trip to Spain, you probably noticed that I have a bit of guilt on my conscience. I love traveling and my bucket list includes just about everywhere. But all of that traveling leaves a pretty substantial carbon footprint. In fact, one round trip flight between New York… Continue reading Week 33: Exploring Carbon Offsets

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Mean Green Travel Machine: Spain

There's nothing like a good vacation to help you find your reset button! A couple of weeks ago, I finally put that Spanish minor to the test and headed to sunny Barcelona for coastlines, paella, sangria, and a whole lot of laughs. While I'm currently back to freezing my butt off in snowy Maryland, it's… Continue reading Mean Green Travel Machine: Spain

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Week 32: Give a Crap About Toilet Paper

Ooh! How exciting! A riveting article about toilet paper! Yes, I know, toilet paper is definitely a sexy topic when it comes to low impact and sustainable living. Still, sometimes it's the less appealing subjects that need the most attention. So today it's time to switch to more sustainable toilet paper! Flushing Our Forests Down… Continue reading Week 32: Give a Crap About Toilet Paper

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2018 Round Up

Happy 2019 everyone! How was your New Year's? Bet it wasn't as exciting as mine! My friends and I knitted and crocheted our way into the new year while watching Disney Movies. I am STILL recovering! We did go out for a bit, but with the rainy weather, it was a bit of a challenge!… Continue reading 2018 Round Up

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Spotlight: The Forgotten Solution

And now for something completely different! Recently, I came across a new campaign that I wanted to present to all of you. It's called, The Forgotten Solution. A lot of talk about climate change solutions revolve around new technologies that will "save" us from ourselves. While technology like solar and wind power can lower our… Continue reading Spotlight: The Forgotten Solution

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Week 31: Understanding Carbon Footprints

The term "carbon footprint" has been thrown around  within and outside of the green movement for years now. I hope we can all agree that a small carbon footprint is better for the planet. However, what exactly is a carbon footprint and how do we calculate it? More importantly, how accurate is the carbon footprint?… Continue reading Week 31: Understanding Carbon Footprints

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Week 30: Have an Eco-friendly Holiday!

It's that time of year again! Tonight we light that last light on the menorah and go back to business as usual! Yep...your neighborhood Jew is writing a post about the holidays. Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, and Hannukah is not traditionally about gift giving, I still get roped into a lot of the… Continue reading Week 30: Have an Eco-friendly Holiday!

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Week 29: Putting a Label Things

I'm baaaaaaaack! How was everyone's November? Anyone else get some good writing in? I can't say I complete my NaNoWriMo goals, but I did get a lot of writing done, so I'm still happy with the results! And now it's time to get back to blogging as promised! While I was "away" I spent a… Continue reading Week 29: Putting a Label Things

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Vote For Your Planet + Hiatus

Hello everyone! This is a short one today! With midterm elections rapidly approaching, this is my plea to all of you to get yourselves to a polling location! I've been seeing a lot of posts lately that read somewhat like the following: "There's no point in voting. What we need is a revolution!" "Yeah, your… Continue reading Vote For Your Planet + Hiatus