Reformation, Corporate Racism & the Sustainability Movement

The world of sustainable fashion and systemic racism powerfully collided this week, when Reformation, with its finger firmly on American society’s pulse, posted its support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Instagram. So far, so good, but then the shocking truth soon came out: despite Reformation’s claims of being supportive of equal and fair […]

What Are We Doing to Slow Deforestation?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: How are we doing in the battle to stop or slow deforestation, especially in the tropics where forests store so much of the world’s biodiversity? — M. Lark, Neptune, IA In short, not so good. Global Forest Watch, a project of the […]

Looking For Eco-Friendly Decking Materials for Your Home?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I am adding a deck onto my house this summer and wonder which decking materials (wood or otherwise) are the greenest? — Bill A., San Francisco, CA As the weather warms up, we gravitate toward the outdoors, and what better way to enjoy […]

Will the Lockdown-related Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Remain?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Do you suppose the drop in carbon emissions that resulted from transportation and industry slowdowns during the Coronavirus pandemic will continue—or will we just go right back to normal once the threat has been neutralized? — Jane Smith, Cranston, RI No one is […]

15 European Sustainable Clothing Brands To Keep An Eye On

As summer saunters in, wreaking havoc on weather patterns, crop health and our moods, one of the usual distractions (yes, even during lockdown and climate catastrophe) is fashion. Especially summer dresses. But which are the sustainable clothing brands bringing gorgeous dress designs to us wannabe ethical consumers? And while most of the focus of this […]

Why Do Environmentalists Use Civil Disobedience as a Strategy?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists use civil disobedience to accomplish their goals? — Robert P., Portland, OR The concept of civil disobedience (defined by Merriam-Webster as the “refusal to obey laws as a way of forcing the government to do or change […]

The Energy Consumption of the Global Cargo Shipping Industry

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Cargo shipping creates huge amounts of air and marine pollution. What’s being done to change this given the large number of everyday goods that travel this way? —JJ, Newark, NJ The vast majority of goods we use and enjoy have spent at least […]