Maybe you’ve heard the term tossed around, maybe you’re already an active participant… Meatless Monday is something we should all be talking about. Omitting animal meats from your diet just a single day per week can be ultra beneficial for your physical health, your mental wellbeing, your budget, and my personal favorite reason: your environmentalRead more
The zero-waste community advocates often and heavily for a circular economy. Let’s talk about what that circular economy is:
We do not all have the same opportunity to live zero waste. I previously acknowledged this, but I hadn’t fully experienced this dilemma since adopting my lower impact lifestyle.
The word organic is often tossed around when we mention “local” or “sustainable” food. Sometimes, though, it’s a little tough to figure out which of these labels actually matters – in my experience, it’s a case-by-case debate.
Reducing your environmental footprint is a daunting task! I’ve rounded up some of my fave products that help us produce less trash, use less single-use plastic, and always be prepared to put the planet first. I encourage you to shop secondhand for these items if you can. All images link to Amazon! Read more
I love my local farmers market for a whole bunch of reasons: shopping locally, eating in season, talking to the farmers, feeling like an active member in my community… and I love a weekly ritual. I love to post little snippets of my Sunday mornings on instagram stories, and I’ve recently realized that some peopleRead more
This academic writing is a watered-down reflection of a major research labor of my latest semester. Federal lands should, in my mind, be sacred, respected, and enjoyed. However, the public discussions revolving around the current administration’s reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments has prompted me to think much deeper about public spaces:Read more
Kick those cans! Beginning to reduce your trash can be an intimidating task. Especially if you’ve never shopped the bulk section of your grocery store, low waste can be a lofty goal. I had never even shopped a store with a bulk section before this year! At first, opting for package-free versus pre-prepared staples seemsRead more
Climate change is arguably the largest threat to the American economy and way of life. To maintain and protect both our planet and our lifestyles, the United States must be moving towards carbon-neutral energy sources. While two-thirds American public is actively advocating for cleaner energy sources, government incentives are seemingly disregarding nuclear power[i].
The recent government shutdown reignited Trump’s campaign promise of a “big, beautiful wall.” While much of the focus of the conversation is on funding, I have been prompted to think about who the wall will actually impact. Dig this: there are over fifty species within 50 kilometers US-Mexico border that are considered threatened or endangered[i].