Climate change is already affecting the world in dramatic and scientifically proven ways. The effects of abusing the environment from carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses have caused the ocean to warm and rise, animals change migration or die off, and the weather to start changing in previously unseen ways. Droughts are plaguing parts of the world that rely... Continue Reading →
I want to talk about something that isn't generally thought of or talked about in an average daily life. I want to talk about waste. Trash. Dump. These words all have multiple meanings, and all definitions apply here. We are wasting our earth from the food we waste. We trash our oceans with tiny microplastics... Continue Reading →
In 2013, I investigated and argued for the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food products (read my paper here). I wanted to come back to this subject because almost five years has passed and I'm curious to see the changes that have been made. Later that year in 2013, Connecticut passed the first bill in... Continue Reading →
Yoga has quickly become America's favorite "low impact" exercise, fueled by beachside Instagram posts and lululemon-style commercialization. Coming from the ancient Buddhist rituals, yoga is meant to be an extension of ridding a person of his or her ego through concentrated meditative positioning of the body. According to this NYT article, there are some serious... Continue Reading →
Just added a personal photography project focused on flowers on my various travels. Experimenting with a Java gallery versus a grid and click format. Check it out under "photography" in the menu bar! More to come in the future!
In regards to recycling, we don't normally attribute thrift stores as being part of the cycle. In fact, consignment is a huge contributor to my favorite part of recycling: reusing! Unfortunately, reusing doesn't come naturally for those in our culture anymore- in fact, I'd say we have a throw away culture that is causing a... Continue Reading →
With the prevalence of fast-fashion retail (or what my mother calls "disposable fashion"), it's hard to imagine how fashion can contribute to social or environmental protection. There are many dark secrets hidden beneath our clothing including water pollution and high energy expenditure, labor conditions, low wages, and child labor. Unfortunately, these are still ongoing issues. Fortunately,... Continue Reading →
Let's start off with some introductions. Today is my birthday. As a present to myself, I've decided to create this website and blog. I thought it would be fitting to have myself and my blog born on the same day. The main topics of discussion will be environmental science, fashion, and health. The main theme that... Continue Reading →