The average American uses more than 38,000 straws over a lifetime without thinking about the implications of all this plastic going to waste and polluting our oceans.
The Global Climate Action Summit, coming up next September in San Francisco, is the brainchild of California’s 79-year-old outgoing governor Jerry Brown, one of the country’s great crusaders for cutting carbon emissions despite lack of federal interest in solving the climate crisis.
Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.
More than 140 different intentional communities based around sustainability are in operation across the U.S., including Ecovillage at Ithaca (pictured here) which started in the early 1990s.
Showers typically use less water than baths, but only if the bather doesn’t linger under the spray for too long and if he has a newer model — that is, more efficient — shower head.
If you factor in the carbon emissions associated with producing and delivering the extra food required to feed a rider of a conventional bicycle, charging up an e-bike from your grid-based electrical outlet may be better for the environment.
The cardboard you recycle likely makes a 12,000-mile, fossil-fuel-spewing loop at sea (to China and back) in its journey of rebirth…
Is Legalizing Pot Really Beneficial to the Environment? Getting Rid of Dirty Illegal Grow Sites Would Be Just the Beginning
Legalizing pot would have several benefits for the environment, from getting rid of illegal toxic grow sites on public lands to opening the door for widespread production of hemp as a crop in the future.