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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...
  • 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...
    Don't Be An Angry Vegan

    Don’t Be An Angry Vegan

    Angry vegans don't make more vegans; kind vegans do. Getting frustrated with someone about the way he or she is implementing veganism (or any other lifestyle or cause) into his or her own life doesn't help. It doesn't give them the space to be able to make decisions about how they consume on their own....
    Pictures and Observations From the Biggest Climate March in History

    Pictures and Observations From the Biggest Climate March in History

    Up until Sunday, I had never been in a march before. And that felt … bad. Like I wasn’t a real environmentalist. I can buy organic food and non-toxic beauty products, recycle, blog, and bring my reusable bag and water bottle everywhere. But if I haven’t raised my voice? Well, that is an incomplete career...
    Green Things on My Mind: The Next Roberta's Restaurant, vs the Coachella Diet

    Green Things on My Mind: The Next Roberta’s Restaurant, vs the Coachella Diet

    “Blah blah blah, regulating air pollution is bad for business and would cost us jobs …” But air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012. 7 million people. Dead. I actually briefly considered tracking down this artist and asking him how much for one of his pieces, because his photographs of consumer waste, like swirling...
    Green Things on My Mind: H&M's Next Conscious Collection Will Sell Out Fast

    Green Things on My Mind: H&M’s Next Conscious Collection Will Sell Out Fast

    Spades + siLK has a nice review of all the issues surrounding cotton, in case you need more convincing to switch to organic. For example, “Between 25 million and 77 million agricultural workers worldwide suffer from acute pesticide poisoning with at least 1 million requiring hospitalization each year.” Speaking of organic cotton, H&M is debuting its next Conscious Collection...
    Green News You Must Know: There's Mercury in Your Mascara

    Green News You Must Know: There’s Mercury in Your Mascara

    There is probably mercury in your mascara. [Refinery29] There’s a gift registry that lets you register for experiences instead of material goods. [Tree Hugger] New York City is a food disaster waiting to happen. [Atlantic Cities] Will DeBlasio kill the Times Square Plaza? (Please say no.) [Gothamist] A court case Upstate might determine the future...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 18th, 2013

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 18th, 2013

    OK guys, it's fall for real this time. There's a whole week and a half of cider events, Halloween and its parties is fast approaching, and it's the best time of the year for farmer's market shopping. Hello gourds everything.