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How to Be a Climate Activist

John Davies | January 26, 2022 | 4 min read

We can all be climate activists. We all need to be climate activists. Here are five steps to get started. You don’t need to be Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate, or Bill McKibben to be a climate activist. A climate activist, put simply, is someone who fights climate change. We can all be climate activists. In […]

How Brave Trails Creates Safe Spaces For Queer Youth

Meredith O'Connor | January 21, 2022 | 4 min read

Hass is proud to donate 100 percent of the proceeds of our Natural as Love Organic T-shirt to Brave Trails and LGBTQ+ youth.  At Hass, we believe in doing what’s natural. Like natural fabrics. Like helping people. Like supporting the planet. Like love. That’s why we’re proud to support Brave Trails — a nonprofit, leadership-focused […]

Why the Number of Climate Migrants Will Continue to Rise

Erin Berger | November 03, 2021 | 6 min read

If climate change continues to worsen, scientists and researchers predict as many as 200 million people could become climate migrants by 2050. If you’ve read any climate news lately, you’ve probably come across the year 2050. This year is significant for a couple of reasons. It’s the target year for many countries to reach net-zero […]

Why Creative Agencies Are Boycotting the Fossil Fuel Industry

Meredith O'Connor | October 27, 2021 | 5 min read

By refusing to work with fossil fuel clients, creatives and ad agencies can single-handedly dismantle the industry’s decades-long disinformation campaigns about their impact on the climate crisis. Big oil and gas are responsible for three-quarters of global carbon emissions. And a recent study found that more than 8.7 million people die each year as a […]

Climate Change Is Causing Animal Species to Shrink

Erin Berger | October 06, 2021 | 4 min read

Scientists have found a direct correlation between warming temperatures caused by climate change and smaller-sized animal species — and it may end up affecting their population sizes, too. Evidence has been mounting for decades that climate change and its human causes have devastated the natural world in obvious ways — from substantial declines in global […]

The Most Important Climate Legislation Ever

Meredith O'Connor | September 29, 2021 | 2 min read

If passed, the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package would drastically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, mitigate the effects of climate change, and put the U.S. on the path to universal clean energy. We’re running out of time. The climate crisis is the most critical threat facing humanity — if we don’t act now, we […]

The Team Helping Female Farmers Rebuild in Central America

Christine Carpio | September 24, 2021 | 4 min read

Avocado partnered with Trees, Water, and People to help female farmers plant and harvest new crops after Category 4 Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Central America. Agriculture is a way of life in most of Central America — it provides job opportunities and reliable income to families of all sizes. But climate change-related natural disasters and […]

How Environmental Racism Makes Urban Heat Islands Worse

Erin Berger | August 30, 2021 | 5 min read

As a result of environmental racism and policies like redlining, urban heat islands disproportionally affect low-income, non-white city neighborhoods. The daily temperature may seem like a mundane and immovable part of our daily lives, but in many cases, it’s affected by circumstances that are within our control. In fact, temperature can vary greatly from place […]

How ‘Black Folks Camp Too’ Is Making the Outdoors More Diverse

Meredith O'Connor | August 23, 2021 | 4 min read

Black Folks Camp Too is on a mission to promote unity in the outdoors while getting more of the Black community out enjoying nature. In October 2019, Earl B. Hunter, Jr. stepped onto the stage at the Outdoor Economy Conference in western North Carolina and, in front of a crowd of 500 people from 15 […]

How Fairtrade Protects People and the Planet

Meredith O'Connor | August 13, 2021 | 4 min read

Fairtrade not only ensures health, safety, fair treatment, and better incomes for farmers and workers, it incentivizes sustainable and organic practices that protect our environment’s natural resources. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  Fun fact: Fairtrade isn’t a coffee industry […]

How the Farm Bill Hurts Small Farms

Erin Berger | July 28, 2021 | 4 min read

Originally drafted to provide relief for farmers, the Farm Bill now consistently props up large-scale industrial operations, making it harder for small farms to stay afloat. This is the latest in our ‘Soil Series,’ where we explore complex issues related to agriculture, our environment, and the future of our planet. Don’t miss our first story, […]

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