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Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on the Environment

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly increasing worldwide, particularly in countries like Norway, Iceland and Sweden. In 2021, sales numbers doubled from the previous year and the World Economic Forum suggests more EVs are sold per week than the entire number sold in 2012. The standard internal combustion engine (ICE) market experienced significant declines […]

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Building Nature: Addressing the Social Inequalities of Urban Green Space Access

Stepping outside and enjoying all aspects of the natural world is something many of us take for granted. If we are outside, we spend time staring down at our smartphones to scroll mindlessly through social media or message friends and family. While being in touch with loved ones is beneficial, isn’t it just as important […]

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3 Ways the Planet Impacts the Body

When it comes to health, most people focus on their own behaviors and habits. Even when our doctors talk to us, they primarily focus on what we should be doing to keep our bodies in good condition — i.e., eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, etc. However, there are […]

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Home Heating: Is Gas More Sustainable Than Oil?

In response to the global climate crisis, practicing sustainability is more important than ever. There are many myths associated with how sustainable gas is compared to oil. Both advantages and disadvantages exist, but which is the better option when it comes to home heating? Let’s explore which is better for the environment and how it […]

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Just Leave? It Isn’t That Simple: A Look at Climate Change, Hurricanes and Underserved Communities in the United States

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association predicts there will be up to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes this year. It’s nearly a foregone conclusion these extreme weather events will claim lives, upturn communities and leave plenty of folks with nothing.  Despite the sheer horror that follows hurricanes, many American adopt an unempathetic stance toward the people […]

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6 Things to Look for In Corporations Claiming to Be Sustainable

Climate change affects people globally, so it’s no wonder 65% of consumers of all ages prefer to support green companies. Brands stand to profit from a broader consumer base if they change their marketing materials to include sustainability buzzwords. This doesn’t mean they’re committed to making the planet a better place to live, though. Before […]

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Eco-Ableism Explained: How Those With Disabilities Are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change

People without disabilities might not think twice about shedding environmentally harmful habits for a more sustainable lifestyle. It might come so easily to them they fail to comprehend why everyone else doesn’t follow suit. While the climate change movement is imperative, not every green solution is feasible – especially for those with disabilities. It’s easy […]

Sustainable fashion can contribute to the safety of our environment, says Leyla Aliyeva

Leyla Aliyeva Explains Sustainable Fashion and Why It Matters to the Environment

With climate change, plastic pollution, etc., the fashion industry isn’t always viewed as either a problem or solution in these times.  According to Leyla Aliyeva, an environmental activist and entrepreneur, the clothing industry contributes significantly to environmental and human damage.  Fortunately, Aliyeva believes sustainable fashion addresses many of these issues astonishingly well. She also believes […]

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Will Gas Prices Make the Case for Alternatively-Fueled Cars

It can’t have escaped your notice that fuel prices are climbing lately. In June 2022, the national average price of gas was up 63% from its position a year earlier. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a reduction in global oil industry activity, while the war in Ukraine saw cuts to some Russian oil exports. Energy companies […]

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How Environmentally Friendly Is Your Waste Management Company?

Waste management companies vary widely in their offerings. You might have a separate bin for each type of recyclable material. Others have a single container — some even promise to sort your reusables from the rest of your trash.  However, what really happens to your garbage when it leaves your house? After all, you may […]