I highlighted in a previous post how flying is not the most sustainable form of transportation. However, flying cannot always be avoided, especially if you frequently travel for business or have to go somewhere overseas. But don’t worry; there are still many ways you can fly more sustainably!

1. Fly economy instead of business or first-class

It might be tempting to upgrade your seats for a more comfortable flight, but you might want to think twice about that. …


The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and with that comes fireworks, celebration, and, of course, backyard barbecues! Here are some tips to make this the best barbecue for you, your guests, and the planet!

1. Grill more plants

We all know that meat isn’t great for the environment, but it’s a barbecue staple! Sure would be sad to miss out, right? You don’t have to! Vegetables like corn, potatoes, beans, and mushrooms can all be grilled and seasoned just like meat — and be even tastier! Plus it gets even better, because there are so many authentic meatless alternatives…


It’s summer, and things are finally going back to normal! COVID restrictions are being lifted in many countries, which means we can travel again! While this is all very exciting, you can’t help but wonder what that will mean for our environment. In the past year, greenhouse gas emissions dropped significantly due to the decrease in travel; will that all change once we start traveling again? It doesn’t have to! Here are some tips to keep in mind while planning your upcoming trips this summer!

1. Drive instead of flying in a plane

Flying in planes is actually one of…


It’s World Sea Turtle Day (June 16)! Sea turtles are amazing creatures that deserve to thrive on our planet. In honor of this day, let’s learn some fun, wild, and unexpected facts about sea turtles!

1. There are seven species of sea turtles

The seven species are leatherback turtles, green sea turtles, loggerhead turtles, hawksbill turtles, kemp’s ridley turtles, olive ridley turtles, and flatback turtles. All of these species except flatback turtles are found in US waters and are classified as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

2. Sea turtles are as old as dinosaurs

Dinosaurs went extinct…


It’s World Oceans Day (June 8). Our oceans play a critical role for biodiversity and make up a great deal of our planet’s surface. In honor of our beautiful oceans, let’s “dive in” with some fun facts about Earth’s five major oceans!

1. Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean; covering around twenty-eight percent of Earth’s surface, it is nearly equal in size to all the land area on Earth, and home to over twenty-five thousand islands. …


It’s World Environment Day (June 5)! Taking care of our planet is so important, and we should recognize that every single day. Here are a few ways you can celebrate World Environment Day and make a difference for our planet , today and every day!

1. Plant trees

Trees are one of our best resources to combat climate change. We all learned about photosynthesis in third-grade science class. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees (and other plants) absorb greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen, making the air cleaner for us to breathe and mitigating the…


Wabi-sabi: the Japanese aesthetic that focuses on the acceptance of imperfection, particularly within nature. Nature has so many quirks that the Western world often deems as flaws. However, with a wabi-sabi mindset, these “mistakes’’ become a part of nature’s artistic masterpiece. In Western culture, fallen leaves are a nuisance and people are paid to rake and get rid of them. The leaves are only a beauty as part of the tree, but the minute they fall, they no longer serve a purpose. However, in Japan, the fallen leaves of a cherry blossom tree are a cause for celebration. They are…


When discussing pressing environmental issues of our time, climate change and pollution are typically discussed the most. However, one topic typically gets overlooked: endangered species. Endangered species are my favorite topic and actually the main reason I got interested in environmental conservation, but ironically, I have not yet highlighted it on my platform. While endangered species may not have such as huge of an impact on our daily lives as climate change may, it’s still important to discuss since biodiversity on our planet is a key factor for our long-term survival of the human race. …


This week is Zero-Waste Week! Zero-Waste Week was created in 2008 as a national awareness campaign to help those who want to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle. It’s certainly challenging, but here are some tips to help you get a start on your zero-waste journey!

1. Think twice before buying

The biggest way to eliminate waste is to eliminate the thing that is causing waste in the first place. For most of us, that tends to be shops, whether that be grocery stores, clothing boutiques, or an online store. When purchasing items that aren’t so necessary, it may be helpful to…


To follow up with my previous post about having discussions about climate change, I also wanted to highlight the fact that these conversations may not always go the way you want them to. Even after you present all the facts, they may still disagree with you, and that’s fine. But don’t give up yet! A common point many climate change deniers will bring up is that the climate changes naturally, so let’s explore why this is false.

1. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is a result of human activity

When ninety-seven percent of scientists agree on…

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