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What is Environmental Justice & Why Do We Need It Now? (Part II) If you’ve turned on the news, glanced at a newspaper, or mindlessly scrolled through social media recently, you’ve likely seen the protests that are happening in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—and many others who have died at the hands of police officers in recent years. Aside from Antarctica, protests have happened in every continent and have covered most areas of the world—not only in many US cities but also in places like Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Lagos. While the...

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What is Environmental Justice? Resources for Beginners (Part I) I think I speak for many of us when I say that being an environmentalist means thinking about the planet and the people who call it home. A common cry for activism typically includes considerations of Earth’s future generations. Plus, we all deserve a home that continues to remain habitable and supportive of what we need to stay alive, right? So, it’s clear to see that sustainability and social justice are connected. But they’re actually even more connected than we think. The practices and policies that are degrading our lands, waterways,...

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Minimalism and Low Waste And How The Powerful Zero Waste Movement Can Make Minimalism Easier… And More Effective   Minimalism has become a dirty word to some, and an incredibly fulfilling way of life to others. This is probably because there is no hard-and-fast definition of minimalism. It’s different for everyone. For this reason, it can be hard to decide whether or not a minimalist lifestyle is right for you.    Zero waste, on the other hand, is pretty clear cut. It’s all about reducing the amount of waste you send to the landfill. Preferably down to zero. This article...

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3 Single-Use Plastics You Can Give Up Today and Their Alternatives by Kimberley Graham   Why is it important to give up plastic? Plastics are generally not biodegradable and they release toxic chemicals. Plastics also disintegrate, forming what has been referred to as ‘plastic dust’. These micro particles can be inhaled, ingested by small life forms and enter the food chain. In short, plastics have long-term adverse impacts on wildlife, ecosystems, and human health.   Avoiding plastic is one way you can contribute to the immense issue of plastic marine waste that damages marine life, ecosystems and human health. A...

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Natural fiber clothing vs. synthetic clothing. Which is better? by Kimberley Graham   Many people wear synthetic fibres without realising. They are often more price competitive and are therefore available in mass quantities. However, with the discovery of ‘micro-fibres’ ending up in water ways and the ocean via washing machines, is putting the synthetic fibre industry under increasing scrutiny. So which fabrics are good to choose or avoid? Here were will take a look at some sustainable natural fibres, a few sustainable recycled fibres and some materials to avoid.   Sustainable Natural Fibres Linen: A biodegradable and elegant fabric in...

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