People are all too familiar with Starbucks, the largest coffee chain in the world. Wherever you are, there is bound to be a Starbucks nearby. And we are all addicted to it; whether it’s our daily coffee, a quick lunch that isn’t fast food, a frappuccino on a hot day, or you just crave a cup of tea or hot chocolate, you will most likely end up at Starbucks at least once during the week.
Al Gore is almost unique among Tennessee politicians, and among Southerners in general. In his words, “I’m the only vegan cattle rancher you know.”
As of late, there has been a lot of push for the complete deletion of plastic straws from our lives. While I do support any kind of plastic reduction, I cannot entirely get behind the plastic straw upheaval because it alienates those who need plastic straws and to an extent, claims that we only need to get rid of straws.
This is absolutely not true.
This past February I had the amazing opportunity to lay out of my morning class and the even more amazing opportunity to see the Secretary-General of the U.N. speak in person.
Surprisingly not clickbait conversations with Jane Goodall and other inspiring women leading the fight against climate change around the world.
“Sacred lands are at stake, but our lives are even more sacred than that!” Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine talks about her advocacy work with the United Nations, the history of the Gullah/Geechee, and how we can help after Hurricane Florence.
This summer, Starbucks announced their plan to go straw-less by 2020 with the help of new, sippy cup-style lids made of a plastic called polypropylene. Here’s the issue: they contain more plastic than ordinary lids, so the new packaging is only beneficial if the cups actually make it to the recycling bin.
One of our correspondents travels to San Francisco to report on the Global Climate Action Summit and what is being done to stop the rising seas from engulfing us all.
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently lifting limits on lead paint and asbestos. And, despite the allure of America’s favorite murderous foam, these new policies are potentially deadly for people in the South Bronx and other historically redlined neighborhoods.
If you’re a fan of bald eagles, whales, or Richard Nixon then you’re probably already fairly familiar with the Endangered Species Act. But did you know that over two dozen different rollbacks to the Act have been proposed in just the past two weeks?