I want to provoke a social-wide reflection on our purchase habits and flash a light on the shortcomings of industrial companies that undermine well-intentioned consumers like us. At face value, programs like Made to Matter are deceiving because the "M to M" iniciative accounts for less than 1/70th of Targets sales. In addition, the brands represented under “M to M” only qualify as "partially-conscience" brands by my standards.
Spooky, Full of Turkey, Spoiled in Gifts, and a New Year. With the approaching consumer-holidays, we can combat a season of electronic-carnage. Join me for an extensive post in the production of E-Waste and the mechanisms we can use to combat electronic waste. Note: this post is a hefty one, but I felt it was … Continue reading The Closet Skeletons of the E-Generation: Electronics and Disposal
Get your new and improved I-Phone 8 this November. Only $800USD to toss that old I-Phone 7 block in the trash... -If Apple said the truth in their ads. After 7 generations of IPhones, Apple is releasing the newer&shinnier this November. But this is not unique to Apple, this is the campaign used by all technological … Continue reading Unconcious Acts of Waste: I-Wasted
It is that time of the month... or should I say the second time of the month? My uterus and I have a complicated relationship. Respect does not go two ways. I have a reasonably civil relationship with a beast that sits in my belly, but that beast does not share such ladylike composure (pun … Continue reading My Fem Floodgate Monologue: ZeroWaste, Cramps and Self-Discovery
Scientific American reports that the United States uses roughly 36.5 billion rolls a year to wipe those pretty bums. This equates to about 15 million trees, 473 trillion gallons of water, and 253,000 gallons of bleach to produce the amount of toilet paper US citizens consume in a single year! This still does not account for … Continue reading Unconcious Acts of Waste: Toilet Paper
While this year, is far from over, 2017 has marked the most influential year of my life. So I am going to take sometime to reflect on this year. This year, more than any other, I have so much to be grateful for. I want to take a few minutes to celebrate the struggles and … Continue reading My Life Chronicles: A 2017 Update
Hugh Laurie, “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” I saw the above quote this morning reading an article about being ready … Continue reading Procrastination is Damnation: Embracing proACTION
Climate change is a problem for all humanity and the only solution involves all of humanity. The same route of self-gain and privilege to resource abundance visible between ethnic and economic class, plague the consumption of humanity. Those humans most impacted by climate change are those most disadvantaged in society. If we are to change … Continue reading Inclusion is the Solution
Two weeks ago, in the driest desert in the world, I admired a beautiful and perfectly biological demonstration of life, reproduction, and fertility. In nature, what is the most beautiful and earthly recognized symbol of fertility and sex?... Flowers. Flowers are a biological mecahnism of sexual reproduction. Flowering plants primarily rely on beautiful pollinators like … Continue reading Sex Symbols of Climate Change: The Atacama Carpet of Flowers.
Having a healthy relationship with the planet starts with having a healthy relationship with your self: mind and body.