Your Small Changes Won’t Save the Planet. And That’s OK

Guest post by Michelle Thompson There’s a common story that we can save the planet through small changes to our lifestyles. Headlines bombard us every day with all the things we can and should do for the planet. The media tells us that if we recycle, compost, and bring our reusable bags, we can reduce […]

Why is a Japanese Delegation Visiting Rural Mississippi?

Guest Post By Carmella Wren-Causey Across the world, countries are interested in the growing bioenergy industry’s claims about carbon neutrality. Woody biomass companies like Drax and Enviva claim that burning wood pellets instead of coal won’t contribute to climate change. This claim is not backed up by science, but the myth still persists. Many European […]

The Keep America Beautiful Campaign and Greenwashing

Guest post by Michelle Thompson Today, it’s hard to imagine a world without single-use packaging. But before the 1950s, we reused a lot of packaging. For example, people would buy milk in glass bottles and return the empty bottles to the store. Then the bottles were cleaned, refilled, and sold again. Litter and trash were […]

5 Reasons Why The World Must Stop Importing Bioenergy

Using either wood (bioenergy or biomass) or fossil fuels for energy creates greenhouse gas emissions that worsen climate change. The global energy trade is large, and many countries import fossil fuels or biomass to produce energy. Biomass imports have proven extremely harmful to climate change mitigation efforts. As the world changes its relationship with fossil […]

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Top 10 Black Environmentalists To Know About In 2022

Guest post by Zeeshan Khan Looking at environmental justice, we must first address racial injustice. Historically African Americans have suffered disproportionate impacts from pollution, climate change, and lack of access to green space. Let’s look at Black luminaries in the environmental movement who have created space and opportunities for the next generation of young Black […]

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