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 […]

Is Sustainability-Oriented Investing Being Taken Seriously by Wall Street?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are climate change and other environmental issues affecting or informing mainstream (Wall Street) investment strategies, or is sustainability-oriented investing still just a do-gooder niche? — Mary S. New York, NY It wasn’t long ago that so-called “triple bottom line” investing—factoring in not just […]

Can Lawn Chemicals Cause Canine Cancer?

Can Lawn Chemicals Cause Canine Cancer?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that lawn chemicals can cause canine cancer, and if so, how can I protect my dog? — Bill W., Ithaca, NY Unfortunately, the answer may very well be yes. A 2012 study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Environmental Research, found […]

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 […]

What Could A Second Trump Term Do To The Environment?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why are environmentalists so scared of a second Trump term?   — Jay W., Modesto, CA When Donald Trump made good on his anti-environmental campaign promises within a year of taking office, no one was surprised. Environmental advocates had been holding out hope […]

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 […]

How You Can Help the Animals in Australia’s Fires

If you’re like most people and have seen the utterly devastating bushfires in Australia on the news, you probably want to help. Listed below are some of the organizations you can donate to, to help the animals in Australia’s fires. This post will deal with financial donations to such organizations, because most of us (including […]

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 […]