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 […]

Why Is Biomass Bad? 5 Reasons To Stop Importing Bioenergy

Is biomass bad for the environment? 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 […]

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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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The Clean Water Act & Forests: What You Need To Know

The Clean Water Act (CWA) is in the news again. From what WOTUS means, to what it means for forests, we’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Read on to learn more. How did the Clean Water Act regulations come to be? We created the Clean Water Act in a time of environmental crisis. It […]

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Environmental Racism in the United States

Guest Post By Amber Skinner Environmental justice is “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, and income” in all environmental decisions and policies (EPA, 2020). Unfortunately, environmental justice is rarely achieved. Instead, many communities of color are subjected to environmental racism. According to a 2007 study, it’s […]

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