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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

Surviving Your Resolution

Happy New Year! Last week’s blog talked about strategies for setting New Year's resolutions that have a positive environmental impact. This week, I want to talk about how to see those resolutions through!  Maybe you are the type of person who sets a resolution, accomplishes it, and then moves

Time for a Green New Year!

It's that time of year again! That's right, it's resolution season. The time to admit we have faults and make some form of public declaration that we intend to address them. Well, what if this year it’s not our personal faults we work against, but society's... ooh, meta... As we at Gumbo

Sustainable Christmas Tree Takedown

Now that the holiday season is complete its time to clean up, but what to do with your tree?    If you opted for a plastic tree this season, it is important the tree continues to be used for years to come to offset its carbon footprint. If you do not wish to use it another year, consider

Pan de Agua Recipe

Okay, I know what you're thinking, "who makes bread at home?"   Well, I am here to tell you that we should all be making bread at home!    Bread is fundamental. It's easy, it's fun, and your house will smell amazing! Every food culture I know of (important caveat) has some form of

Food Security in the City

Now that we are in the Holiday season it is important to remember that no diet is sustainable when there are people in our communities without access to food. Healthy and sustainable diets should provide enough calories and nutrients for the whole human population and a sustainable food system