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Exactly How Freaked Out Should We Be About 2 Degrees Global Warming?

Exactly How Freaked Out Should We Be About 2 Degrees Global Warming?

This article is part of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ethical Writers Coalition. How often do you brainstorm where you'll go when climate change hits your community? I do it often. We own our apartment in Brooklyn, about a 15 minute walk from the waterfront. I'll look up the...
  • Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    I track my time down to the minute every day. I've sorted it into different "clients," which include EcoCult, some outlets I freelance write for, the Ethical Writers Coalition, Girls Write Now, Wedding Planning, and personal stuff. This week, I added Activism under "personal." It is so important and valuable to me, and it deserve recognition as an...
    Weekend Reading: Is Your Seafood Going to Give You a Superbug?

    Weekend Reading: Is Your Seafood Going to Give You a Superbug?

      Hey readers! I'm back from New Orleans and catching up with all the news. What did I miss? Kidding. I haven't been able to tear myself away from the trainwreck in Washington D.C. for more than an hour. But there are other things happening out in the world that have to do with sustainability....
    Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

    Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

    Hey readers, I'm leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Above is what I'm packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...
    How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

    How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

    Contradictory as it may seem, Winter is an ideal time to envision the garden as a metaphor for our modern lifestyle– especially after a year as politically and socially tumultuous as 2016. The garden is dormant in the winter, but as it sleeps it is gaining energy for the spring. I believe the same concept...
    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet I wanted to find out why high-end (well, all) sushi restaurants are so unsustainable. The answer was surprising. | Quartz The Holidays How do you deal with a family who looks down on a sustainable Christmas? | Eleanore Snare For all my Jewish readers out there, here's a conscious guide...
    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    This week you can listen to me talk with Kestrel Jenkins of Awear about sustainable fashion on her Conscious Chatter podcast. We recorded it the day after the election, and I managed to connect the election of Trump with strategies for converting more people to sustainable fashion. (iTunes link.) Fashion Today, on Black Friday, Patagonia is...
    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    The nightmare continues this week. But it's good it's still a nightmare. As soon as we start thinking all of this is normal, that's when this becomes a certified autocracy. Stay mad. Stay shocked. Stay horrified. Stay safe. Action Nichole's 5-step plan for the Trump presidency is on point. | Green or Die Make yourself...