The Case for The Right to Bring My Own Cup

Helen Yip is an undergraduate student studying Society & Environment at UC Berkeley. Recently, Berkeley City Council has unanimously passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance to attack the use of disposable plastics. This ambitious piece of legislation would ban restaurants from using disposable food and beverage containers for on-site dining, charge a tax of 25 cents for […]

Yes, I’m recommending plastic. And here’s why.

Sasha Dimov This is a sticky subject. But hear me out. Cooking from scratch is a major step towards living a sustainable life. It comes with hundreds of benefits, but this post isn’t about that. This post is about tupperware: arguably the most frustrating part of cooking from scratch. And please, don’t get me started […]

Plastic Straw Environmentalism

Michael Quiroz Photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images It all began in 2011, when 9-year-old Milo Cress began his “Be Straw Free” campaign. Since then, everyone from Tom Brady to Theresa May has brought single-use plastic straws into conversation, whether through simple advocacy or tangible legislation. As of 2019, more than a dozen cities have issued plastic […]

Environmentalist — “The Hippy” vs. “The Game Changer”

Kaitlyn Lund The environmental community tends to have a split reputation with two distinct versions “the hippy” and “the game changer”. The first image is often associated with the words “crunchy” or “granola” and involves a zero-waste vegan that makes their own deodorant, doesn’t shower often, wears Birkenstocks and elephant pants, and spends all their […]