Category: Environment

Must-See Green Films: 8 of the Best Environmental Documentaries

Must-See Green Films: 8 of the Best Environmental Documentaries

Since launching this blog in 2010 I have immersed myself in literature and documentary films trying to develop further knowledge about topics such as climate change, global warming, sustainability and other causes of environmental problems. Recent political events have left me feeling uneasy about the state of the world and in particular what the rise of...

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Fight Against Climate Change

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Fight Against Climate Change

“The 12-day talks started with a bang,”1 the United Nations Climate Conference 2016 (otherwise known as COP22 or Conference of Parties 22) reported in a press release on 07 November. There was much to celebrate — a hundred countries have already ratified the Paris Agreement. A day after such a positive announcement, earth-shaking news came from...

11 Easy Ways to Keep Your Carbon Footprint Down Everyday

11 Easy Ways to Keep Your Carbon Footprint Down Everyday

More or less everything we do as functioning members of society involves some degree of material consumption—it’s unavoidable. What’s sad is that consumption is almost always synonymous with waste, as well as a hefty carbon footprint. See, our personal consumption habits impact our CO2 output, and many of us are making conscious, responsible choices to...

The 5 Sustainability Trade-Offs That Even Hard Core Environmentalists Make

The 5 Sustainability Trade-Offs That Even Hard Core Environmentalists Make

It’s about progress, not perfection.” If you’re an active participant in the sustainability community, you will have heard this phrase repeated often. This statement usually gets thrown around in the following circumstances: a person gets into a heated discussion or debate and uses it as their “get out of jail free” card, an individual has...

6 Apps That Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

6 Apps That Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

While it’s no secret that mobile technology is rough on the earth’s ecosystems, most of us couldn’t imagine a life without our smartphones in hand. Knowing how large of a carbon footprint our smartphones can leave behind, then, why not take that technology and turn it into an advantage? What if its apps and systems...

Sustainable Living: How Your Choice of Meat Can Save the Amazon

Sustainable Living: How Your Choice of Meat Can Save the Amazon

Eco-friendly, sustainable living entails limiting your commercial actions that cause ongoing environmental or social damage. With this in mind, how often do you think about your last burger? See, that beef had to come from somewhere, and there’s a good chance it’s from the deforestation of one of the oldest and largest rainforests on the planet—the Amazon jungle. Beef...

Why Sustainability Matters: Back to Basics

Why Sustainability Matters: Back to Basics

While there is debate among non-scientists about climate change, there seems to be a general consensus by the scientific community that humans have had an impact on the planet and that our activities have accelerated the rate of environmental decline (although Alex Epstein, a non-scientist, disagrees in his aptly named Forbes article ‘97% of Climate...