One of the biggest environmental and public health catastrophes of the year is not a hurricane or an earthquake. It’s a forest fire. Perhaps you caught word of the tragedy of the Amazon fires in August and the subsequent outrage of Global North governments offering aide while your Facebook feed filled with articles and sad-face emojis. We love the Amazon! We likely all learned about the magic and mystic of this rainforest as wide-eyed elementary… Read More »Is Something Burning?
A few years back (2014), I was eating with some new friends, talking about environmental impact. I said my husband and I chose to drive a Prius to lessen our impact, and my friend responded, “You know their batteries cause a lot of environmental damage. It might not be a better choice.” What? I was incredulous. How is this possible? Some website searching later, I found out that hybrid batteries, made of lead acid, can… Read More »Avoid Greenwashing, Support Sustainable Companies