The Heartbreaking Environmental Cost of the Federal Shutdown {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Has the recent “border wall” shutdown affected the federal government’s ability to safeguard our air and water quality and otherwise protect our environment and public lands? — Peter Nicholson, via e-mail No one is happy about the recent partial shutdown of the federal […]

The Best Sustainable Outdoor Gear for Epic Adventure

During this time of the year, many outdoor enthusiasts head to the hills – or, the mountains – for some sporting fun. Most of us are fully knowledgeable about the environmental impacts of camping and hiking, or other outdoor sporting activities, and we take care to minimize any damage we do. It usually comes with […]

The Massive Environmental Impact Of The Apparel Industry {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem? — Bea Wilson, Miami, FL It is true that making and distributing new clothing has a huge impact on the environment. […]

How to Live a Low Impact Life in 2019

How to live a low impact life in 2019

Over the past few months, this blog has grown a bit – thank you so much for reading what I have to say – and it makes me feel optimistic that so many people are interested in taking responsibility for our impact on the environment. And wanting to do something about it. My own ideas […]

What You Need to Know About Carpets and Indoor Air Quality

synthetic fibers in our carpets

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I need to replace the wall-to-wall carpeting in my basement. Any tips for finding something new that won’t aggravate my allergies or otherwise pollute my indoor air? — Jasper Manheim, Los Angeles, CA Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor […]

Where are all the Awesome SUSTAINABLE Outdoor Gear? {EarthTalk Q&A}

Sustainable outdoor gear tents and apparel

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: I hear a lot about Patagonia doing the right thing by the environment, but what about the rest of the outdoor gear and apparel industry? –Doug Pearson, Chicago, IL It’s true that Patagonia has long been a leader in sustainability initiatives. More than […]

How to be a Vegan in Winter {Vegan Puffer Jackets}

vegan winter jacket - everlane

The options for cruelty-free and animal product-free clothing and vegan jackets that can keep you warm in the coldest of weathers were very few some years ago. Luckily, that is no longer the case. Whether it’s due to increasing awareness, or improving technology, or, more likely, both, a bunch of companies have cropped up with […]

Dreaming of a Green, Zero Waste Christmas {EarthTalk Q&A}

Christmas packaging waste

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How can I minimize energy and packaging waste this holiday season?  — Marianne, via e-mail   If you’re dreaming of a green holiday season this year, you’ll have to take care to shop and decorate with the planet in mind. Celebrating the holidays […]

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Zero Waste Coffee

let’s find out how to make some simple, delicious, zero waste coffee to make your day.

Coffee is the number one reason a lot of people are able to be functional in their daily lives. We owe a lot fo coffee. I wonder if we can blame coffee for making us hyper-productive. But nahhhh. Coffee is faultless. The fault lies with us, if anything.  Now that I’ve cleared that up, let’s […]

How Global Warming is Increasing Foodborne Illnesses {EarthTalk Q&A}

Global warming is being blamed for an increase in foodborne illness. What’s the connection?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read the federal government’s recently released climate change report, and was surprised to learn that global warming is even being blamed for an increase in foodborne illness. What’s the connection? — Jeremy Brotherton, Camden, ME Yes, the new federal climate report (the […]