Here’s a quicky tip since the next full post is a bit behind schedule: Check out Buycott online and download the app to your phone. You can then choose from a list of causes that are important to you (such as environmental impact) The app uses a barcode scanner to let you know if you really want […]Read more "Quicky Tip: Buycott"
I’m a huge John Oliver fan. I don’t have HBO (or cable for that matter), but I constantly watch Last Week Tonight on Youtube. And I really loved this episode on food waste. Here in the U.S. we’re wasting about 1/3 of our food in spite of millions of people in our country who don’t have […]Read more "Tips For Cutting Back On Food Waste"
I’m not sure why, but I’ve never been a big gum person. I’m no Violet Beauregarde. Maybe it’s because I’m more of a chocolate kid myself. But I’ve definitely chewed my fair share in the past. I’ve even swallowed a piece or too, as I’m sure many have even if we know we’re not supposed […]Read more "Giving Up Gum"
I was very excited to read about the Whole Foods peeled orange debacle on the internet. I don’t shop there (too pricey!) so I wasn’t even aware that they were selling peeled oranges wrapped in plastic until seeing articles reporting the public outcry forcing Whole Foods to cancel the product. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/peeled-oranges-in-plastic-pulled-by-whole-foods-after-social-media-outrage-a6911611.html My gut reaction […]Read more "Dissecting Ableist Bias in Environmentalist Thinking"
I read about this a few years ago, I can’t remember where exactly, but I came across another article about it today that jogged my memory: Take a Look at Germany’s Groundbreaking Zero-Waste Grocery Store This is a fantastic project in Berlin founded by two women, Sara Wolf and Milena: a grocery store called Original […]Read more "Original Unverpackt, Experimental Grocery Store in Germany"
So we all know plastic bottles are bad, right? I mean we all love what’s inside them. There’s a huge variety of drinks available in plastic bottles: you can get soda, juice, ice-tea, ice-coffee, coconut water (my favorite!) or, for the most health conscious consumers, water. Since it’s kind of the most obvious target, let’s […]Read more "Quitting Bottled Water"
Welcome to Everyday Environmentalism! This blog will be an amateur exploration of how to live a more environmentalist lifestyle one baby step at a time. If you’re like me, the challenges facing our environment and our future can feel overwhelming. A lot of large-scale changes will need to be made in the near future if […]Read more "Welcome to Everyday Environmentalism"