Category: What You Need To Know

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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Mother and Son Walking through Desert

The Ejidos of Mexico Fighting for Environmental Justice

Environmental Injustices and issues have left BIPOC communities vulnerable and at-risk worldwide. In Mexico, a small community of indigenous people occupies communal lands called “ejido,” where they have legal rights but not land ownership. Indigenous ejido ancestry predates Spanish colonization in the 1500s, where their land rights stem from Aztec heritage. But, ownership of these …

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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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Ocean of Plastic

Carbon or Climate Neutrality – What It Is and What It Isn’t

You hear about a lot of beauty companies touting climate neutrality as a way to be more sustainable. While it’s wonderful to see companies and brands step up and adopt more sustainable business practices, consumers need to understand what climate neutrality means and what it doesn’t. What does climate neutrality mean? Climate …

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