The major trend from this week’s environmental news is no new trend at all. Those who are most effected by climate change are the smallest contributors to it. Those who are the biggest contributors are being asked to pony up, but as we already know, most of them will be getting off scot free.… Read More
This week Trump announced that the US would be pulling out of the Paris Agreement… and some of the most influential people immediately responded. Here’s what they had to say:
After staying on as Trump’s council despite their differences in opinion, Elon Musk has now stepped down.… Read More
Feb 12 – 19
The Environment: Last week in short:
Last week researches published a study stating that we are changing the climate 170 times faster than natural forces. An unprecedented heatwave in Australia may be a hint of the extreme weather trends we can expect moving forward… and air pollution has become so bad in some cities that he health benefits of exercising outdoors are trumped by the negative impact of the pollution.… Read More
It looks like this might actually be as bad (or worse) than we thought.
Last week was dominated by Trump who got right to work at reversing as much environmental progress as possible. Trump issued an executive order to approve the DAPL and multiple republicans have introduced bills proposing to strip or completely eliminate the EPA.… Read More
If you found this guide useful, someone you know probably will too.
I’m happy to share my minimalism and environmental experience with those who want to decrease their environmental impact. I hope you can now take some of this new knowledge and spread the wealth!
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As conscious consumers we put in a lot of work to preserve what matters to us and we face a lot of challenges. It’s not easy to be an environmentalist and read news about Trump’s plans to limit the EPA and increase fossil fuel extraction.… Read More
More and more Americans are realizing the downsides of our over consumption and the upsides of returning to the basics.
Apart from improving quality of life, the minimalists featured in this documentary are drastically reducing their environmental impact. As we learned in the start of this 30 day guide, the biggest thing we can do to shrink our environmental impact is to decrease our consumption.… Read More
How much stuff do you have? And how much of it do you really need?
The average American home (I know you’re anything but average 😙) has tripled in size in the last 50 years, and yet 1 in 10 Americans still uses offsite storage for their stuff…
We’ve even got a television show dedicated to helping the extreme hoarders clean out their homes.… Read More
Disposable cutlery is kind of a big deal.
China produces about 80 Billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year. That’s about 20 Million 20 year old trees. And you can bet the US’s addiction to plastic silverware isn’t much better…
Some progressive restaurants are moving toward eco-friendly to-go packaging and utensils, but even so, we are putting way too much energy and resources into single use products than is necessary.… Read More
Pay it forward…
While microplastics may be too small to spot, we can easily see the big pieces of refuse that are an eye sore to our shared outdoor spaces.
Nothing gets my goat like a pile of food wrappers on the beach as I’m heading in from a surf session.… Read More