I’ve always been a real Christmas tree person. I love the process of picking out the perfect tree and then getting it home to fill the house with its fresh smell. However, as I try to make my life more environmentally friendly, I wondered whether a real Christmas tree was a good idea. Even though… Continue reading Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree: What’s Better for the Environment?
Yesterday, I went on a cleaning spree of my apartment. Did I plan on going into cleaning mode? Nope. I’d planned on getting computer work done. But, alas, it was not meant to be. It all started when I opened the closet to look for space for the sewing machine I asked my husband to… Continue reading How Cleaning My Apartment Led to an Existential Crisis (AKA the Plastic-Climate Change Connection)
The holiday season is right around the corner. If you’re in the United States, then you are probably already thinking about your Thanksgiving meal. Past that, there’s a wealth of holidays going right up through New Year’s Day. And with those holidays comes food. At least in my neck of the world. And one food-related… Continue reading GMOs: Do You Need to Worry About Them for Your Holiday Feast?
We’ve heard a lot about plastic pollution over the past few years. It’s hard to be on the internet these days without seeing a picture, video, or post about the amount of plastic going into the ocean. Or maybe Google has just tailored my news feed to highlight articles about plastic pollution. Either way, why… Continue reading Fishing Gear is the Plastic Problem No One’s Talking About
For many years, carbon dioxide has been considered the biggest problem regarding climate change. If you’ve been in the science community for years, or probably just in the world in general, you’ve probably heard of the problems with carbon dioxide. It’s a greenhouse gas that can lead to planet warming. There’s also the somewhat lesser-known… Continue reading Why You Should Care About Methane
My husband and I go for an early walk most mornings. It started at the beginning of the pandemic when we both started working from home. We walk over to the park near our home and back over about an hour. I love it, because it’s a chance for me to get some physical activity… Continue reading Is Planting Flowers Bad for the Environment?
In 2018 plastic straws started dominating social media feeds. Was a new cold drink taking the world by storm? Did everyone suddenly become food influencers snapping photos of their summer drinks while they were walking out of the local (or maybe chain) coffee shop? Not quite. Rather, the plastic straw became the new symbol for… Continue reading Did We Help the Planet By Giving Up Plastic Straws?