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Pride Month Is Over. Now What?

Pride Month Is Over. Now What?

Just because it’s July, doesn’t mean we stop celebrating diversity, learning from each other and amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices in the field. Rather, we at EcoWatch, believe in taking what we learn every June during “Pride Month” and applying it to create a more vibrant world view year-round.

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    5 Good Things That Happened for the Planet in 2021

    5 Good Things That Happened for the Planet in 2021

    It wasn’t all bad. Here’s some of the good news from this year. Environmental Rights Amendment Passes in New York Markus Spiske / Pexels In November, New Yorkers voted to add 15 words to the Bill of Rights of the New York State Constitution, stating that “each person shall have a right to clean air […]

    6 Natural Phenomena You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

    6 Natural Phenomena You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

    We’re all familiar with rainbows, tornados, and shooting stars. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to see Aurora Borealis, or even bioluminescent waves rolling in from the ocean. Our planet exhibits such awe-inspiring natural phenomena wherever we look: at its highest peaks, deepest ice formations, or right in our own backyards. Here are a few amazing […]

    The People of the People’s Trail

    The People of the People’s Trail

    By Derrick Z. Jackson I am the very accidental Black nature lover. I was a typical urban boy in Milwaukee and a rabid sports fan in the 1960s. The most significant eagles to me played football in Philadelphia. The first cardinal I ever paid attention to was Bob Gibson throwing fastballs for St. Louis. My […]

    8 Ways to Invite Nature Into Your Daily Life

    8 Ways to Invite Nature Into Your Daily Life

    Getting a breath of fresh air is much more important than it might seem. A 2019 study found that spending two hours in nature a week notably benefits health and overall well-being. Time outdoors is associated with reduced stress, better concentration and mood, enhanced immune system function, and both better social interactions and higher standardized […]

    12 Environmental Novels We’re Reading This Fall

    12 Environmental Novels We’re Reading This Fall

    By John R. Platt The collective unconscious is telling us something… These days more and more artists are turning their feelings about climate change, environmental justice and the extinction crisis into powerful creative works. It’s easy to see why. These issues affect just about everybody — a new recent study found that about 85% of […]

    A Guide to Greenwashing and How to Spot It

    A Guide to Greenwashing and How to Spot It

    If you care about the planet, you’re likely seeking ways to make environmentally responsible purchases. But, all your efforts to buy from companies that boast of making better choices for the environment might not have the benefit you believe. In short, you might be falling victim to greenwashing. This shady advertising strategy is becoming a […]

    8 Good Environmental News Stories You Might Have Missed

    8 Good Environmental News Stories You Might Have Missed

    By John R. Platt We’ve had a particularly brutal summer — not to mention spring and winter — so now that autumn has arrived, let’s take a break from all the awful environmental news to focus on a few good-news items you may have missed. These aren’t necessarily resounding successes — we still have a […]