The Complete Guide to Sustainable Cat Care

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Cats may be adorable and entertaining and the single biggest source of joy in a depressing world, but here’s a sobering fact: they pollute! According to research, a cat’s carbon footprint is about the same as that of a small car. I was shocked. Aren’t cats animals and therefore nature-friendly? The thing is, domesticated cats […]

Where to Shop for Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Ahem, gifts. You love them, but they’re bad for the planet. Well, mostly. There are some sustainability-focused people who also have an entrepreneurial bent, and they’re the ones we need to head towards if we want to buy something brand new that’s sustainable produced. Now that the dreaded day is coming up, here’s a cool […]

Quick List of Environmentally Friendly Banks to Switch Your Account To

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: After reading an EarthTalk piece on climate divestment, I’m looking to switch my checking and savings accounts to an environmentally friendly bank. Any ideas? – Bill Kim, Troy, NY Few of us think about how our banking affects the environment but, in reality, […]

How to Avoid Greenwashing (Through Trustworthy Eco-Labels)

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: There are so many eco-labels out there these days. How can I tell which ones are valid and not just “greenwashing”? – Penny Rasmussen, Calumet, MN With countless products now available labelled as “eco-friendly,” “safe for the environment” or “organic,” it’s hard […]

Are Any Companies Working On Plastics Reduction?

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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 2020 Guide to Living More Sustainably

Guide to Living More Sustainably

I made a new year’s resolutions post of sorts exactly one year ago, and while it has a lot of good stuff, including a guide to living more sustainably, it isn’t something that I religiously followed. This is because I had a shitty year, and my mental focus was completely off. Not because the resolutions […]

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 […]