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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 »

Added fun if you don't have 6 bowls that are the same size.

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 »

Photo Curtesy: The Guardian 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/29/dont-trust-dont-fear-dont-beg-ben-stewart-review-greenpeace-arctic-30#img-1

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 »

bottled-water-sucks

Why you’re stupid for buying bottled water

Bottled water is pretty much the definition of horrible. Ditching your plastic in exchange for a reusable water bottle is the easiest way that you can make a difference in the climate movement. The average american spends over $200 a year on bottled water, which seems mildly ridiculous from a financial perspective, especially considering in many… Read more »

plastic bags

Biodegradable plastic doesn’t work

In sucky environmental news biodegradeble plastic is pretty much a sham. A study (actually funded by the folks utilizing the plastic) found that it just flat out doesn’t work. Hank Green and the SciShow crew explain the study.

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Global Divestment Day

Global Divestment Day was February 13-14. Did you break-up with Fossil Fuels? Check out the wrap-up of action throughout 350.org and FossilFree’s day of action. A shameless plug for Zentouro’s take on Global Divestment Day and why it is important for everyone to #divest.

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The Keystone Pipeline

A decade long battle is finally coming to a close (hopefully). The House and Senate have both passed bills calling for the construction of the Keystone XL Tarsands Pipeline. This is bad for a whole lot of reasons — namely the Tarsands in Alberta, Canada are some of the largest, dirtiest stores of fossil fuel… Read more »

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  • thumb3

    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 »

  • Added fun if you don't have 6 bowls that are the same size.

    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 »

  • raptor

    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 »

  • Photo Curtesy: The Guardian 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/29/dont-trust-dont-fear-dont-beg-ben-stewart-review-greenpeace-arctic-30#img-1

    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 »

  • bottled-water-sucks

    Why you’re stupid for buying bottled water

    Bottled water is pretty much the definition of horrible. Ditching your plastic in exchange for a reusable water bottle is the easiest way that you can make a difference in the climate movement. The average american spends over $200 a year on bottled water, which seems mildly ridiculous from a financial perspective, especially considering in many… Read more »

  • plastic bags

    Biodegradable plastic doesn’t work

    In sucky environmental news biodegradeble plastic is pretty much a sham. A study (actually funded by the folks utilizing the plastic) found that it just flat out doesn’t work. Hank Green and the SciShow crew explain the study.

  • global-divestment-day-zentouro

    Global Divestment Day

    Global Divestment Day was February 13-14. Did you break-up with Fossil Fuels? Check out the wrap-up of action throughout 350.org and FossilFree’s day of action. A shameless plug for Zentouro’s take on Global Divestment Day and why it is important for everyone to #divest.