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Sustainability and diet: How dietary choices impact your carbon footprint

Hello all! Hope you all are doing well and eating well while self-isolating at home. As someone who is vegetarian for sustainability purposes, it has been interesting to see my family experiment with Impossible Meat, lentils and tofu in an attempt to cater to my culinary choices. The family favorite (which is actually just my … Continue reading Sustainability and diet: How dietary choices impact your carbon footprint

Carbon Emissions and COVID-19 — an Inverted Correlation

As many of us have had to experience, the COVID-19 pandemic has essentially forced a mass-scale withdrawal from society. The United States government has recommended adhering to social distancing guidelines, with many cities ordering that nonessential businesses close. In a broader context this means that the spread of the virus is directly impacting economic participation. … Continue reading Carbon Emissions and COVID-19 — an Inverted Correlation

Comprehending the Climate Crisis: It’s Personal

We have all heard “Climate Change isn’t real” or “I can’t do anything about global warming” or “It’s on your generation to fix this planet.” All of these statements either reject or brush off personal responsibility in the fight against climate change. However, even those who accept a role in the environmentalism movement have trouble … Continue reading Comprehending the Climate Crisis: It’s Personal

The Environmental Justice Collective: Changing How We Learn Environmental Science at UT

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” At many universities and within the larger sustainability movement, an awareness of Environmental Justice (EJ) … Continue reading The Environmental Justice Collective: Changing How We Learn Environmental Science at UT

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