Eco-Conscious While Sheltering in Place Eco-Conscious Practices From Home. When faced with a deadly threat, humans do what comes naturally—they adapt. To the extent that history serves as evidence of how resourceful mankind can be, it is to illustrate that pandemics spark a wave of innovation relative to their impact on the daily rhythm of… Continue reading Eco-Conscious Practices From Home
You’ve pledged a more eco-conscious lifestyle for 2020. Recycling correctly: check. Composting: check. Thrifting: You wonder why you hadn’t done it sooner. But now you’re on to tackling bigger challenges: your workplace. From thousands of sheets of paper lost to mistake prints to food scraps piled in trash bins, office buildings contribute more than their… Continue reading How to Make Your Office the Ultimate Eco-Friendly Workspace
If climate change continues unabated, this is our reality before the century’s end: rising seas, algae-laden oceans, scarcity of clean drinking water, smog-filled skies, dangerous heat temperatures, devastating natural disasters. Watch or read the news and you’re bound to find reports of a warming planet. But amid the doom and gloom, there’s reason for hope:… Continue reading Global Companies & 21st Century Sustainability
Valerie Anderson, a geographical information science analyst, doesn’t have a favorite area of Split Oak Forest so much as a favorite time of year: fall. The season brings scores of purple flowers to the 1,700-acre nature preserve. Garberia, Vanillaleaf, Hairy Chaffhead, Slender Blazing Star. These are just a handful that capture her interest, not only… Continue reading The Fight to Save Split Oak Forest
When most people think pest control, “eco-friendly” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. More often than not, pesticides fall into the class of anthropogenic pollution, human negligence of the fragile ecological systems that preserve our world and the environment. But what if a company took a more forward-thinking, problem-solving approach to lawn care… Continue reading Can Pest Prevention Be Sustainable?
Not long ago, sustainability was a term reserved for eco-friendly trendsetters and environmental activists. Now, with global warming on the horizon and at the forefront of many public health discussions, the concept is mainstream, inseparable from our daily activities. But sustainability extends far beyond us—and the environment. It involves every aspect of our lives, including… Continue reading Rethinking Sustainability
This week, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) will hold two community forums, where customers will have occasion to air demands for transitioning Central Florida to clean, renewable energy. The first one will take place on Jan. 14, at Engelwood Neighborhood Center, and the second on Jan. 16, at The Pavilion at Avalon Park. OUC, the 14th… Continue reading Orlando Residents Get Their Chance to Lobby OUC for a Clean Energy Portfolio
When Erin Rehm was a freshman at University of Massachusetts, in 2013, she, like many Americans, considered recycling a cure-all for waste pollution. Chuck a water bottle into a recycling bin and forget about it. Why not? It’s helping the environment, right? But after taking her first biology class as an animal science major, Rehm,… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways for Going Zero Waste in 2020, According to a Millennial Zero Waster
Perched on the base of the Tower of Light sculpture, microphone in hand, Lorena Sosa addressed a small crowd of cheering protesters gathered outside Orlando City Hall. The planet is in big trouble, she told them, and adults are ignoring this simple fact. Sosa, who is 17 and a junior at Timber Creek High School… Continue reading Can Youth Activists Save Our Planet?
If health experts and beauty gurus agree on one piece of advice, it’s this: Don’t leave the house without sunscreen. Especially to those living in the Sunshine State, wearing sunscreen is sacrosanct, a regimen many Floridians do without thinking. But as is the case with most personal-care products, sunscreen has fallen under scrutiny among researchers… Continue reading What You May Not Know About Sunscreen