Tags: sustainability

How to Reduce Plastic Packaging in Your Amazon Orders (And Grocery Delivery)

Yes, ordering from Amazon is convenient. But within that convenience lies a significant cost to the planet: excess plastic waste. From products that are individually wrapped in plastic to the air bubble cushion packs and air bubble envelopes, Amazon orders often contain an exorbitant amount of single-use plastic. And it’s no wonder—plastic is extremely cheap…

12 Easy Ways to Become A More Eco-Friendly Vegan

You want to know what’s even more elusive than Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster? It’s a Perfect Vegan.  But don’t give up, our plant-based pals, because although no one of us will ever be a “perfect” vegan, we can always become better vegans.  Although there are 1,001 different things that you can do to…

Plastic Kills 100 Million Marine Mammals Every Year—Here’s What We Can Do to Help

The issue of single-use plastics has been top of mind lately with many corporations and cities, like my hometown of Oakland, California, taking a first step by regulating plastic straws. This is important for many reasons. According to the World Economic Forum: “A full 32 percent of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced…

Four Food Start-Ups That Are Changing the World

The global population is expected to reach nine billion by 2050, and there is growing concern about how to feed that number of people with the resources available. Then there’s our reliance on foods that are resource intensive—especially meat and other animal-based foods. In response, a wave of new food companies has emerged. Food corporations…