The weather is getting warmer. Summer is quickly approaching and you may be in the midst of planning a summer vacation—or maybe it’s already planned and you are now preparing your packing list. Eco-friendly travel alternatives are more widely available than ever.
Posts tagged: Global Issues & Sustainable Solutions
“There is much to like about small, local farms and their influence on what we eat. But if we are to sustainably deal with problems presented by population growth and climate change, we need to look to the farmers who grow a majority of the country’s food and fiber.” -Jayson Lusk
Changing this cycle for the better requires us to think more critically and maybe even do some extra research, but the rewards for doing so are immense. Before we decide to make a purchase we should ask ourselves, where do these materials come from? Where was this good produced? By who, and at what cost?
The survival and protection of polar bears and their habitat are urgent issues. “Their dependence on sea ice means that climate warming poses the single most important threat to [polar bears'] persistence,” a team of researchers reported in the Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.
It is up to all of us to reduce our own unnecessary plastic consumption. We can all make an effort to avoid plastic and reduce our consumption of products with excess plastic packaging. In doing so, we can encourage businesses to improve product and packaging design to use less plastic, seek out more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives, and increase emphasis on recycled plastics.
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