Summer is halfway through and festival season is in full swing. Music festivals have become increasingly popular over the years. Festivals have become inclusive of music, art, comedy, food, drink and much more. They beat to the drum of their own business model, with a continuously growing ‘behind the scenes’ team. These teams are not only taking care of the consumer … [Read more...] about Festivals: Graduating with a G Major in Green
You may have recently come across headlines outlining Sweden’s tendency to import waste from other countries. The news had struck me as odd the first time I read it: why would a country that’s known for being sustainable and progress-oriented IMPORT waste? Is it that they have more space for landfills? I was thoroughly confused and mildly incensed, and thus began my … [Read more...] about Sweden’s Case for Importing Waste
I wanted to give a quick shout-out to the thousands of women in South-East Asia who are repurposing plastic feed-sacks to make stylish wallets, shopping bags, totes and laptop cases. The bags and accessories can be found in any market easily and there are lots of patterns to choose from. … [Read more...] about Women in Southeast Asia Upcycle to Create Bold Accessories
Have you taken the challenge? Plastic Free July is a environmental challenge originating from Australia, but which is available to pledge around the world. The challenge runs the entire month of July, and is simple, “Choose to refuse single-use plastics during July”. Sounds easy, right? Well, in one word; yes. The challenge is easy, but you’re going to want to come prepared. … [Read more...] about Plastic Free July: Take the challenge
My first introduction to mangroves occurred in Vietnam in 2007, when my mother and I toured the Mekong river. In 2009, I volunteered for an organization in Honduras and was once again struck by the beauty of the mangrove ecosystems. Little did I know that I would be working in the Honduran mangroves three years later. … [Read more...] about How Can Mangrove Restoration Be Successful?