Are Mountain Gorillas Also At Risk from Coronavirus?

Mountain Gorillas and Coronavirus

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: I overheard someone saying the Coronavirus could drive mountain gorillas extinct? Is this because they are susceptible to the virus?       — Spencer S., Tukwila, WA While we don’t know for sure whether mountain gorillas or other great apes are […]

How Can We Reduce Consumption of Single-use Plastic in the Kitchen?

Reduce Consumption of Single-use Plastic in the Kitchen

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Any tips for reducing the amount of disposable plastic I use for food storage? — J. Spencer, Gaithersburg, MD Analysts estimate that of the over six billion tons of plastic produced worldwide since the 1950s, we have recycled only nine percent of it […]

Stunning Pre-owned Vintage Wedding Dresses for an 
Eco-friendly Wedding

pre-owned vintage wedding dresses

After seeing Britain’s Princess Beatrice’s stunning vintage wedding dress loaned to her by her grandmother the Queen, it seemed like the apt time to finish up the list that I’ve been compiling of stunning pre-owned vintage wedding dresses. With the world the way it is, and with the economy the direction it’s heading in, it’s […]

The Best Clean Beauty Brands for Makeup – 2020

best clean beauty brands for makeup

Thanks to coronavirus, we’re spending way more time indoors than out at a social gathering, but that doesn’t mean we have to neglect our makeup!  And when it comes to makeup, organic is the way to go. We use makeup every day, and it’s very, very intimate with our skin. Which means the ingredients need […]

Can We Still Trust the Forest Stewardship Council?

is the forest stewardship council cutting corners

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why are environmental advocates down on the Forest Stewardship Council, given its mission to eliminate unsustainable forestry? — M.P., Raleigh, NC  Environmentalists, indigenous people and others exploited by logging in developing countries rejoiced at the launch of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in […]

The Zero Waste Bathroom: Plastic-Free Period Edition

zero waste period

The zero waste period is such an important goal, not just for the environment but for our own health. In this post, we’ll look into the scary parts of the “traditional” period products, figure out what the sustainable alternatives are, and chart a pathway to having a plastic-free period! We’ll save some money (oh, yeah!), […]

Environmental Racism and Black Lives Matter

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is there any overlap between the #BlackLivesMatter and Environmental Justice movements? —Jennifer B., Athens, GA There certainly is: “Environmental injustice”—defined as the unfair siting of pollution and other environmental ills in proximity to certain groups based on race or income status—is on a […]

Is Avocado Farming Destroying the Planet?

Avocado farming

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that my avocado habit is bad for the environment and my carbon footprint? — J. Pilsen, Olathe, KS Compared to other fruits and vegetables that are grown closer to home, eating avocados—most of which are flown in from Central America—can […]

The Best Linen Jumpsuits for Summer

After writing about linen dresses for summer last year, the linen love just went into overdrive. What’s not to love? It’s a lightweight but strong fabric that’s eco-friendly and sustainably produced. It’s perfect for summer (very absorbent), and pretty simple to maintain. And, with temperatures unfortunately getting higher every year, it’s perhaps time to zero […]