Browsing the "sustainability" Tag

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Can the commercial fishing industry learn to operate as a sustainable business?

Commercial fishing has received a great deal of negative press in recent years, and for good reason. Overfishing has significantly affected marine life, hurt vulnerable populations and damaged sensitive ecosystems. However, proactive improvements can turn commercial fishing into a sustainable industry that does not harm the environment. By Emily Folk Fish serves as a nutritious […]

August 25th

How to build a circular economy

We have a waste problem. The world threw away around 300 million tons of plastic in 2019, nearly equivalent to the weight of the human population. Scientists expect there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. One year’s electronic waste weighs in at more than 50 million tons. And while far too many people still go hungry, we […]

August 7th

Renters can live sustainably, too

Now more than ever, Americans and people all over the world are looking to live sustainably. In fact, in one study, 87% of respondents said they made a conscious effort to be eco-friendly and make sustainable choices. If you’re one of the many committed to doing the same, one of the best things you can do for […]

August 7th

7 Solutions to water pollution in a warming post-COVID world

Climate change is transforming how we think about water. As the climate warms and weather patterns become more extreme, solutions to water pollution are increasingly important. The likelihood of more floods and droughts in the future makes it imperative that we transform current water systems to be more resilient. By Emily Folk Extreme weather patterns, along with […]

July 29th

How to encourage your local government to go green

It’s always been important to live sustainably as individuals. Our smallest actions can make a significant impact as a whole! But it’s even more crucial for our local governments to realize their own climate change responsibility. These representatives have the means to set regulations that push us toward a sustainable future. By Emily Folk Here […]

July 23rd

Top 7 eco-friendly cities around the world

As sustainability becomes a global hot topic, cities around the world have started to step up their efforts. At the same time, many areas encounter financial and policy-related challenges. How can these locations improve? They could consider some real-world examples of eco-friendly leaders. By Emily Folk If we can recognize and support green epicenters, other […]

July 18th

Gardening maintenance: A month by month guide

Every spring, people get excited to head to the store for gardening supplies. It’s fun to plant seeds and watch your garden grow, but anyone who wants a green thumb should how to tend plants in every season. It’s possible to garden all year round if you know what to look for and add to your […]

July 12th

Renewable Roundup: Making solar more sustainable (Through recycling and other means)

Sustainability means different things to different stakeholders. It can be mining and recycling of materials, and it can be the quite different question of a sustainable global economy that brings prosperity and other benefits to billions more people. It can be the question of profitability of investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable agriculture, carbon-free […]

June 15th

Sustainability vs Conservation: Key similiarities, key differences

When it comes to discussions about the environment, people sometimes view sustainability and conservation as synonymous. Both concepts focus on caring and advocating for the planet, emphasizing the importance of protecting natural resources and preserving ecosystems. However, there is one essential distinction between the two. By Emily Folk Conservation, including biological and ecological preservation, focuses […]

May 31st

5 tips for shopping sustainably and avoiding greenwashing

Sustainability and eco-brands on the raise, we find some are far off being ethical or align with sustainable values. Here’s how to step up from greenwashing & find out whether or not a brand is sustainable. By Emily Folk The colossal impact of fast fashion on the environment is better understood now than it was […]

May 24th

Death by Chocolate

Chocolate production generates a lot of pollution. To minimize your impact, opt for dark — just a little — and skip the frills. By Marlene Cimons Nexus Media was predictable that one day Adisa Azapagic, who studies the carbon footprint of various foods, would get around to chocolate. Little was known about the environmental impact […]

February 14th