2023 Avocado Impact Report
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4 Innovative Plastic Pollution Solutions We’re Rooting For

Jenni Gritters | August 27, 2021 | 4 min read

Plastics are ubiquitous — filling our oceans, air, and our bodies. But scientists are working on some plastic pollution solutions to help clean it up. Plastic is everywhere. You can find it in appliances, furniture, packaging, and nearly everything else we consume. Introduced around 1950, plastics helped to modernize society with life-saving medical devices, space […]

The Sixth Extinction Is a Threat to All of Us — Here's How You Can Help

Jenni Gritters | August 16, 2021 | 4 min read

A sixth mass extinction, caused by human actions, is upending the natural world as we know it. We must act now to preserve and protect the planet’s essential biodiversity. Over the course of Earth’s life, the planet has experienced five mass extinctions, which are defined as a loss of about three-quarters of all species in […]

Why You Should Care About Ocean Warming and Acidification

Erin Berger | August 11, 2021 | 3 min read

Climate change is leading to ocean warming and acidification, resulting in dangerous sea-level rise, declining marine populations, and damaged ecosystems. As climate change worsens, temperatures are rising, biodiversity is declining, forests and other natural wonders are being lost, and ecosystem dynamics are being thrown into disarray. And, although it may not be as apparent, a […]

How Drones Can Help Replant Forests

Jenni Gritters | August 06, 2021 | 4 min read

Canadian-based company Flash Forest is using drones to plant thousands of trees in an effort to fight climate change. The Earth has a problem. Every year, 33.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere, and we’ve surpassed the planet’s natural ability to absorb it all. Carbon emissions are causing issues you’re […]

The Dairy Industry’s Big Milk Waste Problem

Meredith O'Connor | August 02, 2021 | 5 min read

Millions of gallons of milk waste get dumped by farmers every year. So why is dairy milk production higher than ever? Here’s what you can do to help. Peruse the dairy aisle at the grocery store and you’ll find any milk alternative you can think of. Oat, soy, almond, pistachio, rice, coconut, hemp, cashew — […]

The Harmful Effects of Grilling Charcoal

Erin Berger | July 12, 2021 | 5 min read

Grilling briquettes contribute to greenhouse gases, deforestation, and contain toxic chemicals. To grill sustainably, just make a few small changes. Grilling with friends on a hot summer day is one of life’s great pleasures. And it’ll be even sweeter this year, as many people lucky enough to live in countries with access to vaccines will […]

Why Glyphosate Herbicides Are So Harmful

Jenni Gritters | June 30, 2021 | 4 min read

Research shows the weed killer, once touted as a miracle farming innovation, may be introducing toxic chemicals into our bodies, water, wildlife, and soil. This article is the first in our ‘Soil Series’, where we explore complex issues related to agriculture, our environment, and the future of our planet.   Herbicides have been a key — […]

What Is a Carbon Tax?

Erin Berger | June 25, 2021 | 5 min read

Just 100 corporations are responsible for 71 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. A carbon tax could incentivize them to reduce their carbon emissions and switch to clean energy. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  Generally, it’s overwhelming to think about […]

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