Are Any Companies Working On Plastics Reduction?

plastics reduction

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Which companies are taking the lead in commitments to plastics reduction?   – Jason K., Reno, NV Our modern world is literally swimming in plastic. According to Plastic Oceans International (POI), we produce over 300 million tons of plastic each year around the […]

The Best Things To Do on Black Friday

Want to know some of the best things to do on Black Friday? Let’s listen to a story first. Once upon a time, there lived a consumerist society on Planet Earth. The members of this society – humans – were clever as heck, and bent nature into submission and made all kinds of fancy things […]

The Continuing Scourge of Single-Use Plastics

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: How are American supermarket chains doing in regard to cutting back on single-use plastics? — B. Weston, Jacksonville, FL Not very well, if you ask Greenpeace. The activist group compares 20 U.S. grocery chains by their commitments and actions to reduce single-use […]

10 Gorgeous, Lasting and Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

You have loved ones, like everyone else. You’d like to get them something special this Christmas, like everyone else wants to. But you’re also concerned about the environment, and would rather not get frivolous things just because. Yet, you still want to give them something, ideally something tangible. What do you do? Well, how about […]

What are the Best Reusable Water Bottle Brands?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine       Dear EarthTalk: It’s finally time for me to retire my trusty old Nalgene and upgrade my reusable water bottle. Are any brands or models particularly greener than others? — Cyndi Bland, Tempe, AZ Plastic water bottles were once ubiquitous on college campuses […]

Is My Cat Contributing to Climate Change?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine       Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it? — Carmen Santiago, Newark, NJ Unfortunately, our beloved dogs and cats do produce shockingly high amounts […]

THE BEST REEF SAFE, CRUELTY-FREE VEGAN SUNSCREENS

reef safe, cruelty-free vegan sunscreen

It’s been summer for a while, and while I have been planning to go scuba diving, I haven’t got around to it yet this year. I did play around on the beach loads, and it was in the tropics. Gasp! No worries, though. I used sunscreen responsibly. A reef safe, cruelty-free vegan sunscreen. See, while […]

Top Glamping Hotspots across the United States

glamping hotspots across the united states

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine       Dear EarthTalk: I was never keen on tent camping but I hear that the new “glamping” trend takes some of the discomfort out of spending the night in nature. Where are some glamping hotspots across the United States? — Jon Rubinstein, Albany, […]