Happy World Water Day 2018! We’re a month away from Earth Day and today, we are celebrating all there is about that one life-sustaining part of our home planet—water. The issue of global water resources, however, is about more than just the water itself. Today, I’m hoping to convince you that water is in fact … More Clean Water Isn’t Just Water, It’s Energy
Two days before I took this picture, the Northern California wildfires began, sending smoky air over the Bay Area. On the third day, I ventured outside since the air felt okay to breathe but the hazy air still obscured the sun so much that it appeared red. I sat outside for ten to fifteen minutes … More How Badly Does Wildfire Affect Air Quality?
The tenets of sustainable consumerism are reduce, reuse, and recycle—in that order. Disposable drinkware is often recyclable, yes, but there are better alternatives. By taking the small effort to incorporate reusable drinkware into your daily routines, disposable items stay out of the landfill and out of energy-intensive recycling plants. Additionally, only buying as many drinkware … More No More Disposable Cups!
Cartons are made of plastic, cardboard, and aluminum, which are each individually recyclable materials. However, cartons cannot be recycled in the most common recycling facilities. Let’s take a look at why. Benefits of cartons Carton materials are sandwiched together to make a structurally sound package that is impermeable to water, oxygen, and light. These properties … More Carton Recycling (Why It’s Difficult)
Earth Day comes once a year and gives us a chance to think about how we interact with the natural environment. It can be difficult to imagine nature when living in a city. Our urban interactions include water from the tap, garbage in the bin, and transportation to get us where we need to go. … More Why We Should Celebrate Earth Month
March has been a whirlwind of a month. In addition to turning 26, I attended two of my favorite conferences! I love attending conferences in general because of the opportunity to learn what problems and challenges other people are solving within your field. Conferences are the only place where it’s acceptable to talk shop over … More My favorite conferences