Changing the Standard Fashion Business Model Through Social Entrepreneurship

Written by Jihyo Kim (Co-Founder of LEDOUBLES) Current Status of Global Fashion Industry Do you know how much water is used to make one pair of jeans? The water usage per pair is equivalent to weekly water consumption by 4-person families. Our global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Every … Continue reading Changing the Standard Fashion Business Model Through Social Entrepreneurship

8 Tips for a Green Halloween

Make Your Halloween More Sustainable by Emma Overholt The spooky holiday has arrived and that means eating your body weight in candy, dressing up as your favorite character and having a good time with friends. However, candy and costumes can end up creating more waste than you realize. Read more to find out how you … Continue reading 8 Tips for a Green Halloween

Circling Around: Stop f’ing up the Planet

Circling Around: Stop f'ing up the Planetby Peggy Blum Our relationship with our clothes has changed significantly over the last century, with the most dramatic shift taking place in the last three decades. The increasing speed of our consumption habits fueled by a reciprocal increase in the speed of fashion production has resulted in what … Continue reading Circling Around: Stop f’ing up the Planet

Sustainable Agriculture – A Critical Assessment

by Whitney Reid With the human population rising, and available land on Earth dwindling, there has been a growing need in recent decades to utilize more efficient agricultural technologies to meet the growing demand for food and resources. This has led to a surge in the concept of sustainable agricultural, practices which satisfy the agricultural … Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture – A Critical Assessment

More Texas Cities Seeing Solar As Smart Investment

By Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director for the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club Republished from the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter's Blog If you’ve heard about the rise of solar power in Texas, chances are you’ve heard about it in the context of big cities like Austin and San Antonio announcing big projects. These two … Continue reading More Texas Cities Seeing Solar As Smart Investment

Gender Equality Is Necessary For Environmental Action

by Katie Aplis, Communications Intern for the Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter and CEC Education and Outreach Team Leader Originally published on the Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter's blog “Neither the land nor women are territories of conquest." Photo Credit: Andrea Barboza.  As we approach the end of Women’s History Month, I wanted to … Continue reading Gender Equality Is Necessary For Environmental Action

How to Grow Your Own Food with No Space and No Money

By Katherine Strain, student director of UT Green Corps It’s tough to grow food without a yard. However, a resourceful mind is the key to growing food sustainably without busting your wallet. It’s likely you already have the items in your own home to build your own urban food garden! This post overviews sustainable and … Continue reading How to Grow Your Own Food with No Space and No Money

Ignorance is Not Bliss: The Disastrous Consequences of Dwindling US Support for Climate Agreements

by Christian Soenen The Trump administration has taken up an ardent opposition to any regulation of the energy industry in its current form – that is, the unrelenting reliance on fossil fuel extraction and consumption. Such allegiance to resources that are quickly becoming more exhausted requires an unyielding denial of the effect of underregulated industry: … Continue reading Ignorance is Not Bliss: The Disastrous Consequences of Dwindling US Support for Climate Agreements