Why Climate Justice is Racial Justice

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day! Environmentalists are all standing up for #BlackLivesMatter because we can't talk about climate justice without racial justice.

How We Can Work to End Systemic Injustice

George Floyd will not be the last person who will die at the hands of #policebrutality based on the color of his skin if we do not collectively stand up against #racism in all forms. I hope you will take the time to read this post and ways you can actively combat racism in your life and work. #blacklivesmatter #nopeacenojustice

How One Pug is Fighting Food Waste in NYC, One Household at a Time

In case you haven’t heard, NYC suspended the citywide curbside compost collection program due to COVID-19 related budget cuts, and New Yorkers across five boroughs are feeling its effects. Some have identified alternative ways to compost during the pandemic, and others are taking this food waste issue into their own hands (or paws, I should say). Read on to find out how Astoria Pug is fighting food waste in his neighborhood!

How to Help Save Composting in NYC (Updated June 2020)

On Friday, April 17th, the NYC Department of Sanitation announced that the curbside composting program would be suspended starting May 4, 2020 through at least June 30, 2021. While it's easy to be frustrated in this situation, we can channel our feelings in productive ways and speak up to #saveourcompost. Here's how you can get involved.

How Two Young Women from Opposite Coasts Created an Online Community for Global Health Information Sharing

The internet is one of the greatest inventions for information sharing, but it is also known for bringing people together. Online platforms brought Diana and Susanna together to create Global Caveat, a global health podcast that brings guests to discuss topics in the global health sciences realm! Read more about their story.

8 Organizations Showcasing Solutions on Food Waste Management and Reduction in NYC

It's #WorldFoodDay! What better way to celebrate this day than by highlighting eight orgs and individuals who are paving the way to solve the global #foodwaste crisis, starting in #NYC? Check out more in the post! #fightfoodwaste

How One Consulting Firm is Helping Companies Go Zero Waste in NYC

Many of us have heard about sustainability consultants, but how much do you know about #zerowaste consulting? I had the chance to interview Sarah Currie-Halpern, Co-founder and Partner of Think Zero LLC and learn more about her zero waste consulting firm based in NYC (and hopefully expanding to other cities, soon)!

Young People Urge Climate Action as They Prepare for Historic UN Youth Climate Summit (originally published on The Rising)

Young people are no longer sitting on the sidelines - they are taking charge of their futures, starting with raising their voices on the global climate crisis, taking matters into their own hands and generating solutions. They will be convening in NYC for the historic UN Youth Climate Summit on September 21.

How One Man is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Kenya

Poverty and education are inextricably linked, as school fees may prevent parents from sending their children to school, or girls dropping out of school once they reach menarche because they lack menstrual products or safe places to change their pads or cloths. Victor Odhiambo founded the Garden of Hope Foundation to address the issue of poverty amongst marginalized populations, specifically targeting youth so they would have opportunities to succeed. They just celebrated their 5th year anniversary, and continue to transform the lives of young people in Kenya.

How Recycled Soap Can Increase Economic Opportunities, Health Education, and Sanitation Access: One Man’s Story

Eco-Soap Bank is one organization that is going above and beyond to transform the lives of families around the world through the power of hygiene and education. I had the privilege to meet some of the Eco-Soap Bank team when I was in Cambodia and see them in action, and I am so proud of how far they've come. Please consider supporting their latest initiative, Project EcoSoap, as they aim to employ an additional 45 women full-time and expand their reach with a 'buy one, give 100' model to continue giving soap and hygiene education to countless more children and families. #ProjectEcoSoap #recycling #hygiene #sanitation #WASH