Tag: Sustainability & Conservation

7 Easy Steps to a Zero-Waste Life

As the reality of our environmental crisis sets in, more and more people are realizing that our current conservation efforts won’t be enough. It’s time to try new tactics. Inspired by Lauren Singer’s Trash is for Tossers blog, I decided to attempt a zero-waste life and was shocked by how easy it was to drastically …continue

The Local Food Revolution

With the World Bank projecting that in just 35 years we’ll need to produce at least 50% more food to adequately feed the planet, food security is quickly becoming one of the most critical issues of our time. Resource scarcity and the looming global food crisis—compounded by climate change—is exposing how unsustainable and ultimately ineffective …continue

Adding Fuel to the Fire: Why Climate War Is Not the Answer

The metaphors we use speak to our assumptions about the world. Whether we’re addressing a diagnosis like cancer or the condition of our rapidly warming planet, speaking about waging warfare can seem like an important—even heroic—way to rally people to the cause. But seeing the condition of our cells and the state of the climate …continue

New Release: Water Wars

In her new book, Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, award-winning scientist and activist Vandana Shiva details the severity of the global water shortage, exposing the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world’s poor as they are stripped of their rights to a precious natural resource. The book takes readers on a …continue

End Your Addiction to Plastic

Last year, I wrote about switching to a zero-waste lifestyle and my experience working towards that goal. Since then, I’ve been trying my best to reduce my use of plastic as well—which, admittedly, I thought I could avoid by simply recycling. However, after watching Plastic Paradise and Gasland, I immediately changed my course of action. …continue

Sneak Peek: Vandana Shiva’s Who Really Feeds the World

In her latest book, scientist and activist Vandana Shiva delivers a powerful manifesto calling for meaningful agricultural consciousness and genuine sustainability. Shiva, whom Bill Moyers has called a “rock star in the worldwide battle against genetically modified seeds,” draws upon her thirty years of research to debunk the myth—propagated in large part by the GMO …continue