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?
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
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?