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What is the circular economy, anyway?

What is the circular economy, anyway? This article is via the City of Austin's Resource Recovery, originally posted January 11th, 2019. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for city-wide information about sustainability, zero waste, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here! By Natalie Betts In the Zero Waste world, … Continue reading What is the circular economy, anyway?

Climate Change in Austin

Climate Change in Austin This article is via the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability, originally posted October 16th, 2018. It is highly encouraged to visit their website for city-wide information about sustainability, climate, and the environment. Also, the original post can be viewed here! Austin already has an extreme climate, and climate projections tell … Continue reading Climate Change in Austin

Less is More: Can We Consume Responsibly?

By: Jeremy Simon This article is courtesy of the author. You can access the original post here: Less is More For consumers who aim to shop based on their values or political beliefs, deciding what products are safe to buy isn’t easy. Store shelves are full of rows upon rows of products, and online retailers offer even … Continue reading Less is More: Can We Consume Responsibly?

The Environmental Impact of Fashion & Textiles

by Becky Phung Take a second and think back to the last thing you threw away. Was it a greasy napkin from Panda Express? An empty plastic milk jug? A single threadbare sock from five years ago that you’ve finally decided to part with? The concept of waste management is as old as time, especially … Continue reading The Environmental Impact of Fashion & Textiles

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes to Truly be Thankful For

For many typical American families the Thanksgiving dinner table is covered with traditional foods from roasted turkey, to stuffing, and mashed potatoes. For vegans, Thanksgiving can seem intimidating, but with the online community growing over the past few years, there are copious amounts of vegan-friendly recipes that are sure to blow you (or guests) away. … Continue reading Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes to Truly be Thankful For

Reducing Food Waste on Thanksgiving

Reducing Food Waste on Thanksgiving: Expand your waist while reducing your waste Did you know that 150,000 tons of food goes to waste in America per day? Additionally, over 240 million pounds of turkey alone is wasted each year after Thanksgiving. All of that food ends up in the landfills (if not composted), contributing to methane gases. … Continue reading Reducing Food Waste on Thanksgiving

Goodness Grows – The Success of a Sustainable Small Business

Goodness Grows – The Success of a Sustainable Small Business by Carson Manley We’re so often told that you need an extensive list of qualifications to be successful in today’s professional landscape. The standard of basic preparation has increased drastically; what used to be a high school diploma morphed into an undergraduate degree, which then became … Continue reading Goodness Grows – The Success of a Sustainable Small Business

Precious Plastic Texas: A New Outlook on Fighting Pollution

Introducing Precious Plastic Texas: A New Outlook on Fighting Pollution by Camille Cater Did you know there’s a massive vortex of plastic pollution floating in the Pacific Ocean that’s more than twice the size of Texas? That’s because 8 million metric tons of single-use plastic end up in the oceans every year. Discarded plastic is … Continue reading Precious Plastic Texas: A New Outlook on Fighting Pollution