SMART GIRLS UNDERSTAND: SUSTAINABLE FASHION

The clothing we buy at chain stores and most local boutiques isn’t made by machines or 3D printers. People, not machines, make almost everything we wear, from socks to jeans to dresses to hats. Whether it’s a “hand-embroidered” scarf at a small local boutique or a t-shirt that is sold in thousands of stores across…

Energy Poverty And Its Human Costs

LATITUDESTOCK – DENNIS STONE VIA GETTY IMAGES More than any other time in history, people around the world are demonstrating a deep and passionate commitment to addressing poverty. With the world wealthier and more prosperous than ever before, no one should be confined to a life of poverty. A clear sign of the global commitment…

Building a ‘Good’ Anthropocene From the Bottom Up

Over the last few years, I’ve gotten to know a determined cast of characters in academia aiming to identify paths to a good Anthropocene — Anthropocene being the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this span of human-dominated planetary history unfolding around us. One such researcher is Elena M. Bennett, an ecosystem ecologist and geographer…

This Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Path Is Powered By The Sun

On the right track to preventing nighttime accidents. Poland is kicking the concept of a traditional bike trail to the curb. On Sept. 23, the rural town of Lidzbark Warminski opened a short biking path that glows blue in the dark. Charging by day via the sun, the special section of trail is a new…

Not My President- I stand for goodness in world.

It’s heartbreaking to be a witness of the reality where someone can be so hateful and scammy and get away with being leader of a country. Any country. I personally don’t want someone who is intolerant and derogatory to religions, communities and/or women to be a leader in any capacity. / It was a person…

Plastic Bottle Jackets

Sportswear clothing company Columbia created a line of waterproof jackets that eliminate the harmful use of PFCs — otherwise known as perflourinated compounds that are used in most rain-ready clothing. The brand sought to cut back its use on PFCs upon realizing the harmful impact it can have on the environment since the material is…

‘Muskin’ – a Plant-Based and Cruelty-Free Mushroom Leather

‘Muskin’ is the name of a fungal mushroom leather material that boasts the same softness as suede, as well as the same level of sturdiness of leather made from animal skins. As an alternative to conventional leather products, Muskin is entirely plant-based, non-toxic and cruelty-free. Other great features of Muskin include its breathable properties that…