Exactly How to Shop from Bulk Bins for Low-Waste Groceries

There’s no doubt that the waste generated by packaging materials is a tremendous problem. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, containers and packaging made up about 82.2 million tons, or 28.1%, of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2018. Of that, just 37% was recycled. Worse still, plastic makes up an increasing share of packaging waste, … Continue reading Exactly How to Shop from Bulk Bins for Low-Waste Groceries

My Favorite Vegan Meals: 12 Plant-Based Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

One of my goals for 2020 was to eat more plant-based meals, and less meat and dairy.  Eating fewer animal products is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals to make the world a better place. Unlike most of my other goals for 2020, this one was actually made more achievable … Continue reading My Favorite Vegan Meals: 12 Plant-Based Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

I switched to a socially responsible bank; Here’s why you should too

On my first day of college, I opened up a checking account with a big, national bank, and I continued using that account for years and years, until very recently. Why did I choose that particular bank? Well, they had a branch on campus, and it was convenient. Plus, everybody else was using that bank, … Continue reading I switched to a socially responsible bank; Here’s why you should too

10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class

A while back I mentioned that I had enrolled in an introductory nutrition class. One of the perks of my job is that I get to take free night classes, and since I have been interested in nutrition for a while, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. The class was … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class