President Trump made an announcement in 2017 that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Yet, formal withdrawal takes four years. Technically, “we are still in” the agreement for now and many states and cities are keeping their commitments. Here’s why Trump may not have the last say on the Paris Climate Agreement.
As sustainability more and more becomes an issue at the forefront of all our minds, it can be interesting and even fun to see which high-profile celebrities support the earth-friendly cause. Of course, we all know that Leonardo DiCaprio has a reputation as a tree hugger — we’re right there with you, Leo! — but many people want to know: Who else is supporting sustainability? Who are some of the most famous female environmental activists? And which celebrities do their best to support sustainable and ethical fashion?
Are you totally grossed out by the idea of using a reusable water bottle because of germs? Single-use plastic is hardly the more sanitary option. Rest assured, there is a sure-fire way to clean your stainless steel water bottle thoroughly -- that way you don’t have bacteria anxiety and can feel confident drinking from your reusable bottle.
A climate change debate could potentially stir up the election with new bold ideas. Let’s consider why this has become such a decisive issue for the 2020 presidential election. Many of us are anxious about sustainability and the economy and we want a president that can give us solutions to both. If you want to know where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on climate, look no further.
What would happen if one day, all of our environmentally destructive activities stopped? What if humans disappeared and the many different human disruptions to the environment ceased? Would communities of plants and animals would flourish until the planet recovered to a state as rich in biodiversity and self-sufficient as it had been before? Learn how ecosystems repair themselves and how long it takes to recover.
Committing to a low-waste or no-waste lifestyle is, well, a big commitment. You might think you need to do a massive, all-at-once overhaul, but that really is not the case. In fact, it is so much easier and more manageable (and more cost-effective) to make tiny swaps in your everyday. After all, tiny, more sustainable swaps end up making a big difference. Trust us – the planet will thank you.
When it comes to sustainability, Africa has some important wins that we can all get excited about. From the Great Green Wall to plastic bag bans, learn how Africa has made positive changes in spite of many challenges to sustainability. We hope you’ll not only get inspired, but support the changes going on in Africa.
Recycling has many benefits for America, but America has a long way to go before achieving an effective recycling system. Yet, the benefits of recycling are still worth it, which is why we break down the central issues of today’s recycling dilemma and how to solve them.
There’s a lot of confusion out there as far as what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines for taking water bottles on a plane actually are. Can you bring an empty glass bottle on a plane? Likewise, can you bring a stainless steel water bottle? Do the bottles always have to be empty? We’re demystifying these common airplane travel questions and more.
So much of our decision to commit to a low-waste lifestyle happens in the home. The more sustainable tools you have at your grasp, the more likely you are to transform your home into the most sustainable version of itself that you can. That being said, what does it mean to make your home more sustainable? It doesn’t have to break the bank, for one, and secondly, making your home more sustainable can be as easy as these 10 painless steps.
Learn how the Sustainability Movement started and what makes it different from Environmentalism. Then get inspired by a list of seventeen environmental and sustainability leaders whose work approaches similar problems from many different angles.
The world’s recycling crisis may have been one of the biggest let downs of last year, but the global community has decided to step up. Using the diplomatic channel of global governance, world leaders have resolved to update the global policy on plastic waste imports and exports. In this blog post, we take a look at how global governance works and why it’s an effective means for dealing with global environmental dilemmas.