Seafood certifications are designed to help end-buyers have more transparency into the quality and sustainability of their seafood. While these seafood eco-labels fall well short of providing the full sustainability picture, they do provide some valuable information to consumers about the products available to them and can help them choose more sustainable alternatives. … Read More
Protections for Consumers: Food Processing Standards & Certifications
The Safe Quality Food certification is in place to help protect consumers. Here’s what it is and how it works.
From the very beginning of the food supply chain to the end, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) program certifications make sure products make it into consumer hands safely.… Read More
An Eco Friendly Hobby: Wood Carving
If you’re looking for an eco friendly hobby, consider wood carving.
This article will walk you through the basics so you can see if this hobby might be right for you.
What is wood carving?
Wood carving is the process of cutting or carving wood into an ornamental object or art piece with a sharp metal tool.… Read More
No Place is Safe from Plastic
It seems we are hearing about plastic a lot these days. The environmental impact of disposable bags, the nearly 20 billion pounds of plastic entering our oceans each year, the rising amount of sea life whose lives are endangered from plastic – The list goes on and on.… Read More
Our Plastic Oceans
In the late 1980’s, large islands of floating trash seen by satellites were reported in the global news. Swirls of trash concentrated by the movement of the oceans’ gyres gave another hint to the then naïve public that our planet is finite after all. The world population—as of early 2018—is estimated at 7.6 billion; all contributing waste and debris to some extent.… Read More
Bans, Taxes, and Fees: The Politics of Plastic Bags
It has become common practice around the world to use disposable plastic bags to assist us in our every day lives. Out of mere convenience and utility, the plastic bag has become a go-to resource for in-store purchases, big or small.
However, in light of current of research pointing to the environmental impacts of plastic bags, many cities, states, and countries have sought to change this through regulation and legislation.… Read More
#30 Share The Wealth
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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Human Expansion Over Last 30 Years
How have the world’s cities grown?
The last century has seen unprecedented growth and projections for the future are unfathomable. We are at 7 billion people now and are expected to be at 9 billion people in another 30 years. That’s almost a 30% growth in just 30 years…
At the rate our cities are growing, we will soon be facing some serious environmental issues.… Read More
Timelapse Reveals Human Impact on Earth
and this is just the last 32 years…
Google’s latest Timelapse imagery gives us an unnerving view from above. We all see the headlines and hear the science, but it really hits home when we can fathom the scale of our impact. Over 7 BILLION people require a lot of resources.… Read More
How To Survive The American Xmas (for Minimalists & Environmentalist)
It ain’t easy but it doesn’t have to be miserable…
As an environmentalist and minimalist Christmas with the folks can be stressful. The holidays aren’t very sustainable and it’s hard to petition against the waste of gift giving without coming off as a Grinch. How do you explain to grandma you don’t want any gifts this year?… Read More