Plastic Free July: a Global Movement to End Plastic Pollution

Today marks the first day of #PlasticFreeJuly, a global movement that encourages people around the world to ditch the single-use plastics for a month in efforts to curb plastic pollution. Will you join in on the challenge this month?

An Innovative Foundation Takes on Waste Before it Enters the Oceans

Recycled Island Foundation is taking on waste pollution in our waters and transforming city landscapes like never before. Read more about their innovative way of recycling and repurposing plastic to beautify Rotterdam and cities outside of the Netherlands.

Eco-Friendly Habits I’ve Developed in 2018

Looking back on 2018, I made a commitment to myself to be more conscious of my everyday lifestyle and habits to work toward reducing my footprint. These are some habits I developed in the past year!

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

What to Recycle in Your Blue Bin

The common rule is to #recycle glass, plastic, and metals in your blue bin, but it's not as simple as you think. Did you know that only glass jars and bottles are accepted? Find out more on my latest post!

How Our Elected Officials Can #RiseforClimate

On 9/8/18, the global community mobilized to #RiseforClimate. What are the next steps? I suggest some calls to action for our elected officials to consider and hope you can join me in advocating for one, some, all, or more of these suggestions to address #climatechange and protect our #environment.

A Consumer’s Struggle: Beverage Containers

We’ve produced >9bn tons of plastic, ever. That’s the equivalent of 80 million blue whales. Why is it so difficult to find beverages not packaged in plastic?