A Consumer’s Struggle: Contact Lenses and Solutions

As a contact lens wearer for over a decade, I'm looking for solutions to reduce my environmental footprint. Contact lenses are made of flexible plastics, and when improperly disposed, can end up breaking down into microplastics and ending up in our oceans! And what about the contact lens solutions? Read on to learn more.

How One Young Cameroonian Founded an Organization to Combat Climate Change and Preserve the Environment in Their Country

Happy New Year to all and thanks for your patience while I took a break from sharing these amazing stories during #ShoutOutSundays. I am back with another inspirational individual from Cameroon who took plastic waste and turned it into something that their community could use; read on to find out more.

Mexico Joins the Effort to Combat Plastic Pollution

In the restaurants and stores of Oaxaca City, anuncios could be seen everywhere instructing customers to do one thing: ditch the plastic. Check out how Mexico is tackling plastic pollution in my latest post!

How One Young Man’s Childhood Experiences Spurred the Movement to Build Homes Out of Plastic Bottles in Uganda

Plastic pollution is something we see every day in our backyards (literally), on the streets, or in our bodies of water. This young man from Uganda recognized that plastic could be used for good and provide housing for the poor - I was privileged to hear him speak at #OYW2018 and wanted to share his story with you, too. #BeatPlasticPollution #UnplasticThePlanet

How to Talk Climate Change in the Face of Adversity

The #HumanImpactsInstitute hosted an event to discuss how people from different sectors are taking #climateaction and dealing with conservative forces in the government and media. I have captured some of my main takeaways on how to tackle #climatechange in the face of adversity in three ways.

How to Reduce Your Footprint during the Holiday Season

This #holiday season, many of us will be looking to online retailers for our Christmas gifts, but this leaves a MASSIVE environmental footprint. Here are some ways you can reduce your footprint while keeping the holiday spirit alive!

How You Can Reduce Food Waste this Holiday Season

Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food ($1 trillion worth) is wasted in the US per year. There is a collective effort among sectors to tackle #foodwaste, from the organizational, community, to state and country levels.

What can we as individuals do to tackle food waste this holiday season? Read more to find out.