How a Generation of Young Leaders are Tackling Climate Change through Movements

Following the #SchoolClimateStrike that took place earlier this March, students and climate activists are more energized to address #ClimateChange. Read more about one young woman who is leading the charge with the #ThisisZeroHour NYC Branch.

How You Can Protect the Planet’s Health through Food

This week, I attended the EAT-Lancet Commission Report launch at the UN to hear leading experts discuss the transformation needed in our current food systems to sustain a growing population and achieve planetary health. Read a summary of the report recommendations here. #EATLancet #foodcanfixit

New York City’s First Zero Waste Grocery Store Opens in Bushwick

I'm really excited to hear that NYC opened its first zero waste grocery store in Bushwick, called Precycle, where you can shop for food items in bulk! Check out my post for more info 🙂

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 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.

Netherlands: A Country Built for People, Not Cars

When I first arrived in the Netherlands, I was in for a shock. I am originally from NYC, so observing the stark difference between the space given to vehicles and pedestrians was peculiar—the streets for vehicles were narrow, but the sidewalks and bike paths were wide and in abundance. Everywhere I turned, there were parked … Continue reading Netherlands: A Country Built for People, Not Cars

The Fight to Protect Roe

Women’s reproductive rights are at stake as we are waiting to see if Kavanaugh is confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. Trump made a promise to his supporters that he’d appoint someone who would surely overturn Roe v Wade and now he has the opportunity to do so with his nomination. “Roe and the … Continue reading The Fight to Protect Roe

7 Habits to Adopt in 2018

Can you believe 2018 is already here?! These past few months have whizzed by so quickly and I don't think I've registered that we're starting a new year already :O My time in SE Asia has really changed my perspective and outlook on life, and I want 2018 to push me forward and help me … Continue reading 7 Habits to Adopt in 2018

4 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

As 2017 is coming to a close, we look back on the accomplishments we have made, and also think about the things we could have done differently. My experience working in Cambodia has reaffirmed my passion to work in the field of public health. Knowing that I can contribute meaningfully to a community is rewarding … Continue reading 4 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Global Handwashing Day

To celebrate #GlobalHandwashingDay 2017, I dedicated a public health post about this important day! Take a look at my public health blog for more information 🙂