Start a Green Team at Work

My company has solar panels and does good by the environment, but we can always do more.  A few months ago, I started a Green Team at work.  We have a company website where employees can share posts.  That is how I introduced the Green Team and invited employees to attend the first Green Team meeting.  When…

Dear Leo

Dear Leo, Like many people, I think you’re an amazingly talented actor, and I love your movies.  Also, it doesn’t hurt that you’re exceedingly attractive.  But more than that, I wanted to thank you for your commitment to the environment.  By divesting from fossil fuels, campaigning on behalf of the environment, fundraising and donating to the causes…

Now is the Time for Nau

Reducing the amount of things we purchase is the first step towards a sustainable lifestyle, however occasionally there is something that you need to buy.  In those cases, I try to purchase with the Earth in mind.  This is a product review of my Nau brand winter coat. Last winter I needed to buy a new coat,…

Environmental Justice

Pollution, climate change, and other environmental issues are connected to social issues such as racism, poverty, equality, and human rights.  Environmental justice stems from this concept, and the environmental/ social connections do not get enough attention.  For many people, it is difficult to admit that we have a problem with racism, equality, or other social problems.  And yes, I am…

I Hate Cheap Gas

Four reasons why I hate cheap gas: Buying gas today is easier on our wallets, but burning it is not any easier on the environment.  People tend to overlook this when gas prices drop. When oil products are relatively cheap, the cost savings of recycling plastic are diminished or nonexistent.  This discourages recycling. Cheap gas means that more people will choose the…

How to Break your Hair’s Oil Cycle – Part One

Washing your hair.  It seems simple enough, but when you stop to think about it, the simple task of washing hair can impact a lot of things.  Most directly, it impacts your time.  Time to wash hair, comb it, and dry it (if you use an energy sucking blow drier that also damages your hair).  But besides…