How to Reduce Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Trump administration has rolled back regulations that protect people, animals, and the planet to allow big business and the fossil fuel industry to maximize their profit. The results have polluted our air and water and made us all less safe, ended the lives of countless animals, and pose an existential threat to the world. The damage is significant, but we don’t have to resign ourselves to it. Individuals can

We’re in a World of Trouble

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released its Emissions Gap Report on climate change this week. The findings should make reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions the top priority for every human being on the planet. The UNEP report ranks the United States among the world’s worst polluters–and at a time when countries are reducing their GHG emissions, the U.S. has increased its emissions under the Trump administration, which also pulled out

The Travel Impact

Do you wonder about the impact of driving a car or taking a flight? Do you want to know how to do the least harm when you travel? Since research indicates that transportation contributes to climate change, it may help to think critically about our travel habits and modes of transportation. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a significant contributor to climate change. CO2 is released into the atmosphere when we burn

Blossom du Jour

Blossom du Jour, a vegan fast-casual restaurant located in Hell’s Kitchen, is the sister restaurant to Blossom on the Upper West Side. Given my experience at Blossom, I figured I’d visit to determine if they’ve replicated their success with a different model. Blossom du Jour isn’t going to win the 2019 Best Restaurant Atmosphere Award. With only a few seats and a drab ambiance, it’s unlikely people visit for a

30 Years Ago

When I watched Greta’s speech at the UN, it reminded me of how I felt as a child advocating for environmental protection. I wrote articles and letters about environmental issues: fossil fuels, styrofoam, plastic cups, oil drilling, and aerosol spray cans. I felt like adults didn’t care, and I didn’t understand why I needed to tell them to do what seemed so obvious. When Greta says, “We’ll be watching you,”

You, Me, and the Apocalypse

You, Me, and the Apocalypse On the radio today, there was a story of a man who was working in a law office in Alaska, but he had gotten in the habit of asking himself, “What would I do if I had only two years to live?” He decided that sitting at a desk looking at a computer screen wasn’t it, so he went to work on his own boat

Spicy Moon

Walk the streets of the East Village and you’re bound to stumble upon Spicy Moon, a 100% vegan restaurant serving Chinese Szechuan food. Online reviews suggested the dishes are over the moon so I figured I’d shoot for the stars. Even when the sky is dark, Spicy Moon’s photo gallery will brighten your night. A friendly waitress, Emma, greeted us. She offered suggestions and helped us reach a decision. She

Ellen Doesn’t Get It

Ellen recently received criticism for hanging out with George Bush. In response, she stated Bush is a “beautiful, funny, kind, sweet man.” She added, “I’m friends with people who don’t have many of the same beliefs I have. Just because I don’t agree with them on everything doesn’t mean I’m not going to be friends with them.” Sadly, Ellen’s defense conflates beliefs and crimes against humanity. George Bush believed charter