How to Use ALL Parts of Your Pumpkin this Holiday Season!

Hello all! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to do a fun and festive post. And what is more fun and festive than pumpkins!? When I was a kid, my family and I would carve pumpkins and roast pumpkin seeds for Halloween. Pumpkin pie was my favorite (and still is) come … Continue reading How to Use ALL Parts of Your Pumpkin this Holiday Season!

An Introduction to UT Austin’s Master Plan for Sustainability

Hello all Green Voices readers! My name is Samara Zuckerbrod and I am the new director for the CEC’s blog. I am very excited to help educate others (while still learning more myself) about the sustainability movement both on campus and around the world. That's me! Often, talking about the threat of climate change and … Continue reading An Introduction to UT Austin’s Master Plan for Sustainability

Zero Waste Swaps: Back to School

Welcome back everyone! With school right around the corner, supermarkets and office supply stores are packed with students buying items for school. Buying new items every year can be expensive and wasteful. Here are some tips to help minis your waste when it comes to back to school shopping. Shop your home! - The first … Continue reading Zero Waste Swaps: Back to School

The Zero-Waste Movement is Coming for Your Plastic

The Plastic Pollution Problem: The amount of plastic in the ocean is worse than we thought “More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.” Plastic pollution is one of our generation's key environmental challenges, and it’s a persistent issue that has shown negative impacts on wildlife, the ocean, climate … Continue reading The Zero-Waste Movement is Coming for Your Plastic

How To Make Your Home (or Apartment) More Environmentally Friendly

  This article is via the TheEnvironmentalBlog.com, originally posted May 22nd, 2018. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for information about sustainability, zero waste, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here! As we discover more about how the planet works and what is hurting it, more people are becoming … Continue reading How To Make Your Home (or Apartment) More Environmentally Friendly

Zero Waste Gift Ideas

Hello friends! In today's blog post, I wanted to share some amazing gift ideas that are zero waste. This blog post will cover sustainable products to help your friends and family become more environmentally conscious, vegan and ethical brands that you can purchase from without guilt, and tips for existing presents and minimizing excess waste. … Continue reading Zero Waste Gift Ideas

Easy Tips for a Sustainable Easter Weekend

Use real eggs, instead of plastic eggs An easy swap for the typical plastic eggs is your good, old, natural eggs. My family loves to buy eggs from a local family that raises their own chickens. Plastic eggs usually break very easily and don't last but for a year or two. Everyone loves dying eggs … Continue reading Easy Tips for a Sustainable Easter Weekend

The Essential Practices of Sustainable Gardening

This article is via the TheEnvironmentalBlog.com, originally posted January 28th, 2019. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for information about sustainability, zero waste, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here! Sustainable gardening. Sounds weird, right? Gardening that is harmful to nature does not seem to ring true. Real talk … Continue reading The Essential Practices of Sustainable Gardening

5 Practical Ways to Reduce Food Packaging Waste

  This article is via the TheEnvironmentalBlog.com, originally posted May 22nd, 2018. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for information about sustainability, zero waste, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here!   Food packaging waste is a serious environmental issue. Much of the plastic produced in the world comes … Continue reading 5 Practical Ways to Reduce Food Packaging Waste

SeaLegacy: An Organization Turning the Tide on Ocean Conservation

If you don’t know Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, your day is about to get a whole lot better. These National Geographic photographers are the creative minds behind SeaLegacy, a Canadian-based nonprofit focused on the conservation of our oceans. However, this is not any old non-profit. This dream team sets out into the wilderness for … Continue reading SeaLegacy: An Organization Turning the Tide on Ocean Conservation