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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 […]

Is Human Composting the Future of the Funeral Industry?

Jenni Gritters | June 04, 2021 | 4 min read

Human composting is now legal in two states. But is it actually a more sustainable, environmentally friendly practice than cremation? For decades, there have been two options for dealing with dead bodies: cremation or burial. But in 2019, the state of Washington passed a law that would allow for a third: Turning dead bodies into […]

6 Essential Environmental Books

Heather Hansman | May 31, 2021 | 4 min read

From poignant stories of environmental racism and the devastating effects of sea level rise to a look into our profound connection with nature, these books will give you a new perspective on the climate challenges we’re facing and inspire you to take action. How do we live in the world now? What’s changing? What can […]

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