I find it difficult to think about environmental issues without also thinking about social justice issues. For example, when talking about eco-friendly, shade-grown coffee, I think it would be a disservice if I failed to mention how shade-grown coffee can provide socioeconomic benefits to communities. However, I've come to think about the environmental movement in… Continue reading Is an Eco-friendly Life a Rich Man’s Game?
Why drive when you can take public transit? This week I'm putting out a plug for riding the bus and using public transit to cut down your carbon footprint!
Opinion Time! So...today I have a cold...but on Saturday I had enough energy to make a video! Lately I've been seeing a lot of people on social media posting about something called a Plastic Attack. The idea is that a group of people go into a grocery store, buy their normal groceries, and then take… Continue reading Thoughts on the New Plastic Attack Movement
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE! One of my greatest loves besides chocolate. It's a shame that I'm so sensitive to caffeine that even Decaf can make me a little too excitable. At this point, coffee is a rare treat for me. But if you have a higher caffeine tolerance than I do, this article is for you! … Continue reading Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?
A couple weeks back, I took an evening off of Krav Maga to check out my local Sierra Club's open house. Ever since I moved back to Maryland, I've been trying to learn more about the environmental groups in my own backyard. And this was the perfect place to get started! As I walked around admiring the… Continue reading Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible
Given my earlier post about visiting Baltimore's Farmer's Market, it should be no surprise that this week's challenge is all about eating in season! Thanks to advances in agricultural practices and international trade, few of us think about what food is actually in season when we head to the grocery store. However, our habit of… Continue reading Week 10: Eat for the Planet by Eating in Season
It is officially spring!!! No, I don't mean that the weather here has suddenly become mild and pleasant. I mean the Baltimore Farmer's Market and Bazaar is finally open again! This past Sunday, my friend Lucy and I made our way to Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore to check out opening day! My family has… Continue reading Opening Day at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar!
This week, the structure of this post is going to be a little different. Last week I went over the facts behind food waste, and this week I really want to focus on how to get started with composting. Whether you live in the suburbs, the city, in a mansion or tiny house, or even… Continue reading Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost
There are a million reasons to work towards a sustainable lifestyle. But honestly? One of the biggest reasons people don't realize is that it's great for your health! 1) Fewer Chemicals in Your Life Making my own deodorant means I get to skip out on topping my skin off with parabens, aluminum, and other nasty… Continue reading 5 Reasons a Sustainable Lifestyle is Good For Your Health
Woohoo! We've been at this for two months!!!! Virtual high five! This week, we're taking a break from talking about plastic to focus on food waste! As I was writing about this week's challenge, it somehow morphed into two posts. For today, I will be focusing on the in's and out's of food waste. Keep… Continue reading Week 8: We Need a Food Waste Intervention