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Weekend Reading: We Don't Want to End Up Like Louisiana

Weekend Reading: We Don’t Want to End Up Like Louisiana

Hey readers! You can now get my sustainable city recommendations while you wait for your plane to board. I’m in the new Raleigh & Drake app, which is live in 9,000 iPads across eight major airport terminals. It asks creatives for their personal recommendations for various destinations. Getting the scoop from cool people on what...
  • Weekend Reading: Maybe Don't Drink the Coffee

    Weekend Reading: Maybe Don’t Drink the Coffee

    Ah, readers, it’s been another tough week for those who care at all about the environment. It seems the world is falling apart, and maybe our parents’ and grandparents’ generations (if they lived in a Western country) were and will be the only generations to live in optimistic comfort and expanding wealth. I’m actually grateful...
    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Readers, I’m writing this from the cabin of an Emirites flight, my ultimate destination Bangalore, India, where I will be attending a one-day event called the Fabric of Change by Ashoka and the C&A Foundation. Obviously, India is very far away for a one day trip, and I’ve never been there before, so I’m extending...
    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Along the lines of reading, how about I share a hardback with you, instead of just digital news? I was sent this book, Nature’s Allies, by Larry A. Nielsen to review. Outlining the careers of eight conservations in the U.S. and elsewhere that fought hard for the environment, it helped me reaffirm what my goals are:...
    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,...