climate change

Sustainable Ways to Dress your Bump

In a world that revolves around fast fashion it can seem “revolutionary” not to participate. My Facebook and Instagram are currently littered with maternity clothing advertisements. Each one at shamefully low prices with captions such as “save 20% on cute tees”. They are stylish and affordable, but all fast fashion comes with a hidden cost. The documentary The True Cost breaks down the environmental toll and human rights violations created by the fast fashion industry.… Read More »Sustainable Ways to Dress your Bump

Flygskam! Dealing with flight shame and reducing your carbon footprint

More and more people around the world are pledging to keep their feet planted on the ground. Meaning they’ve stopped traveling by air because of the great impact it is having on our climate. In Sweden, they’ve even coined a term, flygskam, which literally means flight shame. It’s meant as the guilty feeling you should get when you fly and this shame seems to work; at least in Sweden anyway. Swedish airlines have noticed a… Read More »Flygskam! Dealing with flight shame and reducing your carbon footprint

A Teacher and Parent’s Guide to the 2019 Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 marks a very important event. As you may know,  the 2019 Global Student Climate Strike is this Friday. There is also a second general global strike the following Friday September 27. We have a responsibility to our students to prepare them for the future. That future is looking catastrophic at the rate humans are consuming and disposing of valuable resources. It is EVERYONE’s responsibility to take action and do what they can… Read More »A Teacher and Parent’s Guide to the 2019 Climate Strike

Want solutions to Climate Change? Talk to Women and Girls

The other day someone sent me this cool climate change quiz created by CNN which takes you through 8 different categories ranging from our food, homes and transportation (to name a few). The quiz asks you to rank Climate Change Solutions in each category to test how much you know about these solutions and their effectiveness. It’s a good way to get acquainted with what you know or thought you knew about real solutions to… Read More »Want solutions to Climate Change? Talk to Women and Girls

Sunscreen

Summer is around the corner and most families are looking forward to visiting a beach anywhere close to them.  We all can’t wait to spend days getting some vitamin D. So, it is time to pack. Swimsuits, sandals and sunblock are a must. Today, I would like to invite you to think about the sunscreen you are buying. You can protect your skin and make an eco-friendly choice at the same time. Recent studies have… Read More »Sunscreen