• Sustainability

    Curation Post #5

    Welcome to week 5 of Sustainability! There were some great articles this week, so let’s get into it! “Aluminum bottles are not ‘The Greenest Bottle,'” Tree Hugger. Most people think a switch from plastic products to aluminum is the best choice. However, aluminum is not the “more sustainable” option. Aluminum is still a single-use environment damaging containers. Refillable glass bottles are the greenest container you can get, while only half of the aluminum packaging is recycled. When aluminum interest increases, so do the production, which has a vast environmental footprint. There is also mining and smelting involved, which smelting releases CO2 as a byproduct; this makes virgin aluminum a critical issue.…

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    Curation Post #4

    Welcome back! This week there was a ton of material to pick from. I am so excited to share it all with you. I think something to keep in mind is that anything you do to help the planet stay green is a step in the right direction. With that positive note, let’s get into this week’s sustainability finds! “A Guide to Sustainable Packaging Label,” Tree Hugger. I found this article super helpful; it describes all the different niches of the plastic industry. It also gave in-depth detail on each sub-type of plastic, which helped to get a better view of what things use this specific type and what to…

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    Let’s Get Sustainable! Week 3

    Welcome to week 3! I am so excited that you are here! Let’s get into it! “One thing you can do: Talk to Your Children about Climate Change.” The New York Times: Climate Fwd: newsletter. “You’ll die of old age, While I will die of Climate Change.” “This is not what I meant when I said Hot Girl Summer.” “Don’t Be a Fossil Fool.” These are just some of the signs that were seen all over the world. Last month, millions gathered to rally against Climate Change. Everyone, no matter what political background, is concerned about the future of the earth. According to the article, “seven out of ten teenagers…

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    Let’s Get Sustainable! Week 2

    Welcome back! I hope your week was filled with great ideas and kindness. Sustainability and climate change was in the news a lot this week, so let us dive in and explore the niches of what the media outlets had to offer. “How to Be a More Conscious Consumer, Even If You’re on a Budget;” The New York Times “How to Be a More Conscious Consumer, Even If You’re on a Budget,” written by The New York Times, was the first article I stumbled upon. My favorite aspect of this article is how it clarifies that our dollars are our voice. This means, what items or companies we choose to buy…