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How Important Is Recycling?

How Important Is Recycling?

Recycling takes time, space, and effort. But even when it feels like your actions as an individual are a drop in the metaphorical (and literal) ocean, recycling makes a big difference to the planet....
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Greenwashing

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Greenwashing

From the 24-hour news cycle to pop-up ads magically curated to our wants and desires, to product labeling on everything from t-shirts to meat products, the marketing messages we see daily can be overwhelming....
Environmental Impact Report: How to Save 2.7B Trees

Environmental Impact Report: How to Save 2.7B Trees

Replacing 10 percent of animal agriculture with plant-based alternatives could save an area of land bigger than Germany and the equivalent of 2.7 billion trees in CO2 emissions, according to a new environmental impact...
Study: Global Veganism Could Undo 16 Years of CO2 Emissions

Study: Global Veganism Could Undo 16 Years of CO2 Emissions

A new study says that global veganism could remove 16 years of fossil fuel-based carbon emissions from the atmosphere by the year 2050. Researchers said that moving away from animal products, in general, will have...
Why Is California On Fire?

Why Is California On Fire?

As deadly wildfires continue to burn on the West Coast of the U.S. in Oregon, Washington, and California, California Gov, Gavin Newsom has said that “the debate is over around climate change.” "This is a...
This Banana Tree Relative Could Cut COVID-19 Plastic Waste

This Banana Tree Relative Could Cut COVID-19 Plastic Waste

Abaca, a relative of the banana tree, could replace plastic in millions of single-use gowns and masks around the world, drastically reducing the quantity of post-COVID-19 plastic waste. The Philippines is the world's leading producer...
Greta Thunberg Is Donating a €1 Million Award to Climate Charities

Greta Thunberg Is Donating a €1 Million Award to Climate Charities

Greta Thunberg is the recipient of an award for her work in environmental activism. The 17-year-old activist quickly announced that she would donate all €1 million of her prize money to climate charities. Thunberg won...
The Vatican Urges Catholics to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

The Vatican Urges Catholics to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

Pope Francis and the Vatican are encouraging Catholics around the world to divest from fossil fuels, emphasizing a responsibility to protect both human rights and the environment. The Vatican recently published a 225-page manual for...
Scientists Name New Spider Species After Greta Thunberg

Scientists Name New Spider Species After Greta Thunberg

Scientists just named a new spider species after teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg. Peter Jäger, Head of Arachnology at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, discovered a new genus of Madagascan huntsman...
This Australian Tourism Company Is Regrowing the Great Barrier Reef

This Australian Tourism Company Is Regrowing the Great Barrier Reef

Australian underwater tourism company Passions of Paradise is repairing the Great Barrier Reef during a coronavirus-caused quiet period. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the Cairns-based company to cancel tours during lockdown. During their time off,...
Sims 4 Goes Eco With Vertical Gardens and Living Rooftops

Sims 4 Goes Eco With Vertical Gardens and Living Rooftops

Electronic Arts (EA) just announced the launch of a new "Eco Lifestyle Expansion" for the popular video game The Sims 4. The pack allows Sims players to go green by adopting environment-conscious activities and...
COVID-19 Will Lead to a Record 2.6 Billion-Ton Drop in Emissions

COVID-19 Will Lead to a Record 2.6 Billion-Ton Drop in Emissions

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will lead to a 2.6 billion-ton drop in C02 emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this is the largest drop in energy-related emissions in recorded history. The IEA—a...
Wild Pig Families Reclaim the Streets of Turkey Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Wild Pigs Reclaim Turkey’s Streets During Coronavirus Quarantine

Wild pigs have taken to the streets in one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations amid the coronavirus quarantine. "In more news of animals taking back the streets: Family of wild boars Boar goes on...
The 3 Simplest Ways to Save the Planet

The 3 Simplest Ways to Save the Planet

The conversation around the climate crisis is often centered on what we're doing wrong and what we're likely going to do wrong in the future. A necessary narrative, given that our consistent exploitation of...
UK Schools and Hospitals to Cut 9 Million Kilograms of Meat

UK Schools and Hospitals to Cut 9 Million Kilograms of Meat

UK public sector caterers have pledged to cut 9 million kilograms of meat from school, university, care home, and hospital menus each year. Public sector caterers serve billions of meals each year, reaching a quarter...
California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

California Moves to Protect Abused Animals in the Court System

Abused animals may soon have a voice in California in the form of a courtroom animal advocate. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D, Van Nuys) has introduced Assembly Bill AB 2645, also known as Riley's Law. This...
Why UK Universities Are Banning Beef En Masse

Why UK Universities Are Banning Beef En Masse

An investigation by the PA news agency finds a growing number of UK universities are banning beef amid environmental concerns. The report shows veganism is becoming more mainstream at educational institutions across the UK. Around half...
Vegan Starbucks Breakfast Sausages Are Coming Soon

Starbucks Is Launching Vegan Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausages

Starbucks has confirmed that plant-based breakfast sandwiches made with vegan Beyond Meat patties will be launching in Canada from March 3. The Beyond Meat, Cheddar and Egg Sandwich will be part of Starbuck's spring menu...
Meat and Dairy Linked to Worst Species Loss In History

Meat and Dairy Linked to Worst Species Loss In History

One-third of plant and animal species could be wiped out in 50 years' time, according to new research. A new study conducted at the University of Arizona looked at data from 538 species in 581...
New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

A population-wide shift to a vegan diet could reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by as much as 42 percent. This is according to a new University of Otago study. Lead researcher Jono Drew...
Starbucks May Phase Out Dairy to Combat Climate Change

Starbucks May Phase Out Dairy to Combat Climate Change

(Updated March 2020) | Will Starbucks move away from dairy to combat climate change? Potentially. Kevin Johnson, CEO of the world's biggest coffee chain recently released a statement on the company's website, detailing its...