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Life in the Green Bubble

Today as I was flipping through my usual YouTube videos and blog posts, it hit me. Not for the first time, it occurred to me that I live in a bubble. A green bubble if you will. I also live in a bubble of privilege. Whether or not I was unconsciously aware of this growing… Continue reading Life in the Green Bubble

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Where’s the Silver Bullet?

Happy Monday everyone! I'm back to reality after a wonderful weekend up in Pennsylvania hugging friends and trees and taking in the fresh air. One of the many wonderful things about visiting a bunch of grad students studying wildlife is that it gets you thinking. And one thing I've been thinking about is the idea… Continue reading Where’s the Silver Bullet?

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The “No Poo” Method Didn’t Work For Me

So I have a lot of hair...like..a lot. Thick, wavy, wonderful hair that I hated as a kid. When I was younger, I used to ask my mom if I could get it thinned when I got it cut. She would always just say I would be grateful when I was older. Well, now I've… Continue reading The “No Poo” Method Didn’t Work For Me

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Is “Whataboutism” Stalling the Green Movement?

Hello folks! First off I have a bit of housekeeping. For the next 3-4 weeks, I will be taking a hiatus from the "Sustainability Challenge" posts. I will be going out of town for the next two weekends, and if I'm very, VERY lucky, I will be at Otakon the weekend following. I still want… Continue reading Is “Whataboutism” Stalling the Green Movement?

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Is Eco-friendly Living Too Inconvenient?

Hi all! Sorry for not putting up a post last weekend! I was visiting exotic Minneapolis for friend's wedding and didn't have it in me to write a post. I've also been oddly exhausted lately, so who knows what's going on with that. Anywho! Since I've been so tired lately, I can't help thinking, "Man...being… Continue reading Is Eco-friendly Living Too Inconvenient?

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Bioplastics: What Companies Don’t Tell You About “Compostable” Plastic

When we talk about solving our plastic problem, many people turn to plant-based plastic or "bioplastic" as a solution. In theory, these products should be the best of both worlds! They are sold to us as a convenience item that is also "compostable".  But to quote Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word...I do not… Continue reading Bioplastics: What Companies Don’t Tell You About “Compostable” Plastic

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Is an Eco-friendly Life a Rich Man’s Game?

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?

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Thoughts on the New Plastic Attack Movement

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

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Opening Day at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar!

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!

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5 Reasons a Sustainable Lifestyle is Good For Your Health

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