Category: Climate + Environment

Flakes That Turn to rPet

rPET: Sustainable Fashion’s Problem Child

What is rPET? In fashion, rPET (or recycled polyethylene terephthalate) typically means single-use plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and industrial waste turned into recycled polyester. We’re all familiar with polyester, because it’s everywhere. It’s the most widely used fabric in the world, accounting for 52% of all fiber production in 2020 (double …

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Greenland

Greenland’s Fishing Industries Imperiled by Climate Change

Climate change is the long-term change in the weather patterns that have defined Earth’s global climates. Global warming is known as the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system due to human activities. It’s not always categorized as heat and can have a broad range of effects. Regardless of their meanings, neither does the Earth …

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View From a Porch Cabin

“I am a Taker”

I have the problem I imagine that you have. I consume more than my fair share. I consume because it’s convenient—think, heating our large house in town;

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Two hand cupping running water

Water Security – what it is and why is important

Water is something that we use daily therefore it can be overlooked when discussing climate related security issues. The lack of access to fresh water supplies in some countries and the threat of water shortages in others is a security challenge that needs to be discussed. We often forget that water is …

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