Ashton Fandel Throwing stuff away” is an activity that the U.S. population engages with in a borderline institutional regimen. As Humes (2012) frames the issue, “It turns out our contemporary economy, not to mention the current incarnation of the American Dream, is inextricably linked to an endless, accelerating accumulation of trash. The purchases that drive … Continue reading Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: What Stock
Marley Pirochta In the Misiones region of the Amazon’s Atlantic Forest (along the conjunction of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay), a treasure lies hidden beneath the canopy. It has the potential to regenerate the rainforest and empower local populations; it’s neither a mystic gem nor the fountain of youth, but a tea leaf known as yerba … Continue reading Sustainable Mate Farming
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 … Continue reading The Case for The Right to Bring My Own Cup
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 … Continue reading Yes, I’m recommending plastic. And here’s why.
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 … Continue reading Plastic Straw Environmentalism