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FIVE Eco-Friendly Items to Have on Hand

Given the state of this planet, it is very important for us to each do our own part. Whether it is reusing a cup at the soda fountain, or stashing Tupperware in the trunk – all our daily actions add up. This really comes down to being self-sufficient and a prepared consumer. We should not need

Getting Around Car Free

Make local travel adventurous! Transportation accounts for 28% of global carbon emissions which makes reducing our automobile usage one of the most impactful personal practices in being eco-friendly. But how exactly? Main thing is, you’ve got to plan ahead. Look up the place you want to visit

Use Your Voice: End Plastic Pollution

As a society, we have learned so much about the ocean and all the environmental impacts humans are causing. We know that our very climate is threatened and biodiversity of life on Earth is at stake. But what can we do? Reduce our impact? Reducing future impact is a wonderful start, but what can

Sustainable for Sea Turtles

March 1st is the start of sea turtle nesting season! Mark your calendars, it continues until the end of October. Sea turtles are heavily impacted by human activity through pollution, fishery bycatch, and climate change. All seven species are listed as vulnerable, but two are listed as

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson an extremely well-rounded individual, had humble beginnings at the age of 5. After falling in love with coral reefs when learning to swim in the Florida Keys, she knew she wanted to become a marine biologist. Stricken that this ecosystem she loved was dying, Dr.

Activism after Paris

Over the last two weeks we have reviewed the history of Climate Activism Before Paris and The Paris Agreement - What is it? What is it not? In case you missed them, be sure to check out those posts to get the backstory. The 2015 Paris Agreement was the largest and most comprehensive

The Paris Agreement - What is it? What is it not?

Last week we discussed Climate Activism before Paris. This week we turn to the main event, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) held in Paris, France in 2015. There had never been such a large agreement to collectively

Climate Activism Before Paris

Although prominent in the news recently, the Paris agreement was not the first attempt at an international agreement focused on reducing climate change. In fact, this crisis is over a century old. Swedish physicist and Nobel laureate Svante Arrhenius was the first person known to study the

FREE! The Most Cost-Effective Way to Live Sustainably

Did you get some stuff you didn't want over the holidays? Maybe one too many sweaters? At the beginning of the year, often times we take stock of our lives and sometimes our “stuff” too. If you find yourself staring down piles you've cleared from your closet, you may want to remember the three

Scrumptious Butternut Squash Recipe

This recipe uses some seasonal vegetables, so save this one for those “chilly” Florida January days. Most of these veggies are grown closer to home, which means fewer emissions than non-seasonal produce that needs to be shipped (or flown) across the world. However, what makes it even more