I am so jazzed to be launching This Week In Sustainability. Every Friday, I be sharing a quick write up here on the blog on what's happening in sustainability around the world. Some will be good news, some will be not so good news. Staying informed and being a part of the conversation are integral in the fight to curb climate change.
I'll provide a bit of my opinion here and there, but these weekly updates are here for you to educate yourself and form your own opinion. By all means, comment below if something strikes a chord with you.
Sustainability In The Press:
Australia is set to plant 1 billion trees by 2050 in hopes of bringing down carbon emissions. The only flaw is that they are in a dry and unstable climate. As California has taught us, it takes only one uncontrollable forest fire to burn that carbon back into the atmosphere, as a study in 2018 pointed out. Nevertheless, it’s the thought that counts, right?
When we legally protect our wildlife in the face of species die-off, like sea turtles, we see populations increase by 980%. Let’s do more of this.
California’s Central Valley unleashed seven electric mail to deliver our mail, pioneering a program that could help cut down on carbon emissions.
The EPA says it’s going to final study two dangerous chemicals in our drinking water and possibly set limits. I think Senator Tom Carper of Delaware (D) says it best, “While the E.P.A. acts with the utmost urgency to repeal regulations, the agency ambles with complacency when it comes to taking real steps to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe.”
Wallace Broecker, the scientist who originally coined the phrase "global warming" passed away last Monday. Let’s hope his life’s work has not been in vain.
Sustainability Podcasts To Listen To:
Episode 115 of The Green Dreamer Podcast: Relearning marginalized ideas of food storage in tackling plastic pollution with Sarah Kaeck, the founder of Bees Wrap.
Paul and I have cut back on eating large ocean fish and taking fish oil supplements and swapped it out for eating sustainability harvested wild-caught sardines once or twice a week. Why? Not only does it cut down on mercury toxicity, but it also lessens our contribution to overfishing during a marked decline of large ocean fish populations due in part to climate change.
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