Microplastic Contaminants in Personal Care Products

BY: GRACE BERRY Plastic pollution in the oceans is a well known problem. We’ve all seen pictures and videos of plastics choking marine wildlife or of giant masses of plastics floating across miles of open ocean. The problem of plastic in the ocean goes deeper, however, and is made worse every time we wash our … More Microplastic Contaminants in Personal Care Products

5 Eco-Friendly YouTubers You Should Be Watching

By: Annalise Chapdelaine Youtube has millions of videos on sustainability, so it can be hard to narrow down which ones are worth subscribing to. Here is a list of some popular eco-friendly YouTubers who make videos on everything from shopping tips to low-waste travel. Many of them have blogs and Instagram accounts in addition to … More 5 Eco-Friendly YouTubers You Should Be Watching

The Effects of Air Pollution on Brain Activity

By: Jackie Dutkanych According to the World Health Organization, there are 4.2 million deaths worldwide caused by air pollution. More than 90 percent of the world’s population is breathing in unhealthy air on a daily basis. We often hear about how human pollution is affecting Earth, causing climate change and global warming, and how this … More The Effects of Air Pollution on Brain Activity

I Tried Not To Create Any Waste for Three Days

By: Jules Zimmerman According to The World Counts, we dispose of a massive 2.12 billion pounds of waste each year. If all that waste was loaded onto standard garbage trucks, stacked up, those trucks could circle around the globe about 24 times. This waste can be toxic to the environment and our health, especially waste … More I Tried Not To Create Any Waste for Three Days

Climate Crises in the Time of a Pandemic: Update

By: Lindsey Brown A few months ago in April, Helena Wolenski wrote an eye-opening piece highlighting the environmental impacts we have witnessed as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Some of these impacts include a decrease in carbon dioxide and fossil fuel emissions in many of the largest emitting countries , including … More Climate Crises in the Time of a Pandemic: Update