Did you know that 87% of life on Earth is sustained by just 39 inches of topsoil? The usable topsoil we have left is rapidly decreasing; over the past 40 years, we have lost 40% of our topsoil. According to the United Nations, we have only enough soil left for approximately 80 to 100 more […]
Have you ever felt worried or scared by the impending threat of climate change and what the future holds for our planet? Well, you are not alone. The American Psychological Association defines this chronic fear of environmental doom as eco-anxiety and it affects more than two-thirds of Americans. As a sustainability student who constantly reads […]
Mapping Solutions to Fighting Environmental Injustice: building awareness for marginalized communities
Key Takeaways: Environmental injustice touches on many facets of human livelihoods, from air and water quality affecting health, to impacts of sea level rise, all the way to lacking food access. Long-term solutions are necessary to address systemic issues with histories of negatively affecting marginalized communities. Individuals can take part in combating the environmental injustices […]
Key Takeaways: Reimagining Climate Conversations At the intersection of art and activism is a powerful space to create meaningful change in the climate movement. Turn It Around Cards is a collective of artists, activists and educators focused on bridging the gap between policymakers and young people in the climate movement through their student-led art collection. […]
We are consistently eating food. Every day! And if you’re like me, when you aren’t eating it, you’re thinking about it. From health to culture food plays an important role in how we live our lives. Food also plays an important role in our relationship with the planet. We need food to survive, and we […]
Climate change is here, and unless radical change happens, it will continue to worsen. It is important businesses acknowledge the threats extreme weather can induce.
Currently, a lot of images about climate change only show climate impacts, like wildfires, droughts, and the effects of global warming, but very few show climate change solutions.
In terms of climate change Methane is not really our friend, but maybe it can be fish food? A recent study published in Nature Sustainability suggests that transforming this potent greenhouse gas into protein rich feed for farmed fish is a potential solution to reduce methane emissions and conserve wild fish populations.
Some may argue nature should be viewed as priceless, but this argument is not always sufficient when it comes to social and economic welfare.
Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is a very important date for sustainability. Every year, the Global Footprint Network calculates the date when our demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can naturally regenerate for us, in turn measuring humanity’s cumulative ecological footprint. The realistic goal is to have our EOD fall as late in the […]
Heather Clancy at GreenBiz celebrated the 2021 International Women’s Day by highlighting 25 women who are shaping climate action across the globe.
Much of the concern around climate change focuses on the fact that we are producing too much carbon dioxide (CO2). This greenhouse gas is contributing to warming of our planet. Reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has the potential to reduce this damaging effect. Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a CO2 […]
As our world population continues to grow, we have the challenge of producing more food even as a lot of agricultural land is lost to urban development. It is estimated that we will need to double food production by 2050 if everyone is going to have enough to eat. Singapore, a country that is already […]