Trump vs. Biden: Weighing in on Environmental Policy in the 2020 Presidential Election

It’s election day! With millions of voters going out to the polls today, climate change is an important topic of discussion. According to a recent survey conducted by Yale University, two in three voters are worried about global warming and would support a revenue-neutral carbon emissions tax to reduce harm to the environment. As theContinue reading “Trump vs. Biden: Weighing in on Environmental Policy in the 2020 Presidential Election”

What is Intersectional Environmentalism and Why is it So Important?

What is Intersectional Environmentalism?  The term “intersectional environmentalism” was coined by activist Leah Thomas, founder of the organization Intersectional Environmentalist, as “an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet.”1 Even though we’re just starting to hear more about environmental justice in the media, the concept of theContinue reading “What is Intersectional Environmentalism and Why is it So Important?”

Splurge or Splat: 7 “Zero-Waste” Alternatives and If They’re Really Worth It

Plastic-free July just ended, so today, we’ll be reviewing 10 “zero-waste” alternatives, and whether they’re really worth it.  Ever since sustainability influencer Laura Singer was featured in this video titled “How To Fit Two Years Of Trash In a Mason Jar,” the zero-waste lifestyle has become increasingly  popular. As a result, for-profit companies have rushedContinue reading “Splurge or Splat: 7 “Zero-Waste” Alternatives and If They’re Really Worth It”

COVID-19 and the Environment: How did we get here?

Origins of the Pandemic Most experts agree that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) very likely originated from a ‘wet market’ (a live animal market) in Wuhan, China. According to a study published by the Chinese Medical Journal, gene-sequencing analysis1 strongly suggests that the virus originated from bats, and spread to humans through an intermediary species.  COVID-19 is notContinue reading “COVID-19 and the Environment: How did we get here?”