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Video: Why we should all be composting

I had the great fortune of attending VidCon this year, and while I was there I met the ever wonderful ItsRadishTime. Taylor and I also had a few moments to sit down and tell you all the reasons why we should all be composting. (Fair warning — some of the reasons are a little silly)…. Read more »

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Video: Fast Fashion blows — what can you do?

(Scroll down for some great sustainable alternatives to fast fashion!) Clothing is a big deal. We are far past the days when what you wore simply protected you from the elements. Now what you wear is a statement and a way of expressing your identity. This desire to reflect who we are in our style is… Read more »

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Review Mill: Who killed the world?

**SPOILERS** (Why haven’t you watched this movie yet) Whether you’re Mel Gibson or Kevin Costner, it’s rough out there for a post-apocalyptic cowboy. And you know that little twinge of fear you feel, that tiny voice that says, ‘wow, Fury Road kind of reminds me of the I-5 in August?’ That’s not coming from nowhere…. Read more »

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Surviving July 4th Sustainably

Independence Day, terrify your dogs with loud explosions day, July Fourth, old dead white men day — however you choose to acknowledge the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, it’s a dangerous roman-candle littered obstacle course for anyone trying to live sustainably. We can help! Food – what to eat, what… Read more »

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Video: Microbeads Suck, Use This Instead

In this video I try to explain all the environmental reasons why micro-beads are a really terrible thing* — which they are. So let’s stop throwing pounds of plastic into the oceans for no reason. Sound good? Good! But it turns out microbeads aren’t doing your skin (or teeth) much good either. This is trending… Read more »

Environmental Elitism

Is “voting with your dollar” elitist?

In short yes. Voting with your dollar is a popular phrase that politicians, environmentalists, or really anyone with a cause like to throw around. It means putting your money where your mouth is, and supporting the people, causes and companies that you align with politically and morally. Basically, it is a theory in economics that… Read more »

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Vegan Treats: Pride Cupcakes!

Welcome to the very first installment of “Vegan Treats,” in which I completely avoid explaining why I chose to be vegan and how it’s the biggest environmental issue of our time, and instead give you a couple movie recommendations* so that I can focus on QUEER PRIDE WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO Before SCOTUS had made their ruling, I… Read more »

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Review Mill: Jurassic World

Warning: there be spoilers ahead. In a recent piece on RogerEbert.com, Nick Allen wrote of the need to take blockbusters seriously: “They are a collection of specifically chosen images inherent with ideas, reflecting culture, hoping to create ideas, all within the cause of entertainment.” While he was writing in reference to Jurassic World’s issues with… Read more »

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How Does Climate Change Affect Pacific Worlds?

 This past week I visited the Pacific Worlds Exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California! If you’re local, definitely check it out. It runs into January of 2016 and it’s as cool as the BART ads make it look.     Remember that environmental issues are social issues #motherearth #motherocean A photo posted by Jessi… Read more »

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Inspiration in the Face of Certain Defeat – Environmental Activists IRL

One of the best parts of living in New York City is the sheer number of things happening, all the time, everywhere — and how somehow almost all of the events I attend are amazing. This week I went to a discussion on Ben Stewart‘s Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg: The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic 30…. Read more »

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    Video: Why we should all be composting

    I had the great fortune of attending VidCon this year, and while I was there I met the ever wonderful ItsRadishTime. Taylor and I also had a few moments to sit down and tell you all the reasons why we should all be composting. (Fair warning — some of the reasons are a little silly)…. Read more »

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    Video: Fast Fashion blows — what can you do?

    (Scroll down for some great sustainable alternatives to fast fashion!) Clothing is a big deal. We are far past the days when what you wore simply protected you from the elements. Now what you wear is a statement and a way of expressing your identity. This desire to reflect who we are in our style is… Read more »

  • who_killed_the_world

    Review Mill: Who killed the world?

    **SPOILERS** (Why haven’t you watched this movie yet) Whether you’re Mel Gibson or Kevin Costner, it’s rough out there for a post-apocalyptic cowboy. And you know that little twinge of fear you feel, that tiny voice that says, ‘wow, Fury Road kind of reminds me of the I-5 in August?’ That’s not coming from nowhere…. Read more »

  • SurivingForth

    Surviving July 4th Sustainably

    Independence Day, terrify your dogs with loud explosions day, July Fourth, old dead white men day — however you choose to acknowledge the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, it’s a dangerous roman-candle littered obstacle course for anyone trying to live sustainably. We can help! Food – what to eat, what… Read more »

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    Video: Microbeads Suck, Use This Instead

    In this video I try to explain all the environmental reasons why micro-beads are a really terrible thing* — which they are. So let’s stop throwing pounds of plastic into the oceans for no reason. Sound good? Good! But it turns out microbeads aren’t doing your skin (or teeth) much good either. This is trending… Read more »

  • Environmental Elitism

    Is “voting with your dollar” elitist?

    In short yes. Voting with your dollar is a popular phrase that politicians, environmentalists, or really anyone with a cause like to throw around. It means putting your money where your mouth is, and supporting the people, causes and companies that you align with politically and morally. Basically, it is a theory in economics that… Read more »

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    Vegan Treats: Pride Cupcakes!

    Welcome to the very first installment of “Vegan Treats,” in which I completely avoid explaining why I chose to be vegan and how it’s the biggest environmental issue of our time, and instead give you a couple movie recommendations* so that I can focus on QUEER PRIDE WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO Before SCOTUS had made their ruling, I… Read more »

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    Review Mill: Jurassic World

    Warning: there be spoilers ahead. In a recent piece on RogerEbert.com, Nick Allen wrote of the need to take blockbusters seriously: “They are a collection of specifically chosen images inherent with ideas, reflecting culture, hoping to create ideas, all within the cause of entertainment.” While he was writing in reference to Jurassic World’s issues with… Read more »

  • Pacific Worlds exhibit

    How Does Climate Change Affect Pacific Worlds?

     This past week I visited the Pacific Worlds Exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California! If you’re local, definitely check it out. It runs into January of 2016 and it’s as cool as the BART ads make it look.     Remember that environmental issues are social issues #motherearth #motherocean A photo posted by Jessi… Read more »