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6 Tricks for a Green Halloween

6 Tricks for a Green Halloween

Ghosts and skeletons aren’t the only thing that makes the Halloween season spooky; the waste generated from trick-or-treat candy, Halloween parties, costumes, pumpkin carving, and decorating should all be cause for fright. A UK study found that 2,000 metric tons of waste are produced every year from Halloween costumes and clothes alone, which unfortunately isn’t […]

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    15 Best Eco-Friendly Gifts of 2022 (That Aren’t a Reusable Straw)

    15 Best Eco-Friendly Gifts of 2022 (That Aren’t a Reusable Straw)

    Whether you’re a conscious consumer yourself or are looking for the perfect gift for your environmentally-friendly friend or family member, we’ve rounded up the best eco-friendly gifts for sustainable living this holiday season. According to Stanford University, Americans toss 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of year. […]

    12 Great Books on Climate and Environment to Gift This Holiday

    12 Great Books on Climate and Environment to Gift This Holiday

    By Michael Svoboda, Ph.D. Looking for climate-oriented gifts that can be purchased, delivered, and enjoyed under COVID-safe, socially-distanced conditions? Look no further. For this year’s holiday gift guide, Yale Climate Connections has gathered celebrated anthologies, deep-dives into climate-related science and solutions, inspiring books from or about spiritual leaders, and visionary works of climate fiction. All […]

    Tofurky Hit Grocery Store Shelves 25 Years Ago, It’s Had a Lasting Influence

    Tofurky Hit Grocery Store Shelves 25 Years Ago, It’s Had a Lasting Influence

    Twenty-five years ago, a food called Tofurky made its debut on grocery store shelves. Since then, the tofu-based roast has become a beloved part of many vegetarians’ holiday feasts. “Tofurky and Thanksgiving are forever intimately tied in my heart,” said Jan Dutkiewicz, a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School’s animal law and policy program.

    10 Organizations Honoring Native Peoples’ History and Future on Thanksgiving

    10 Organizations Honoring Native Peoples’ History and Future on Thanksgiving

    By Ashia Aubourg As Thanksgiving approaches, some Indigenous organizations and activists caution against perpetuating further injustices towards Native communities. Indigenous activist Mariah Gladstone, for example, encourages eaters to celebrate the harvest time in ways that do not involve stereotypes and pilgrim stories. Critics of Thanksgiving often point to the familiar narrative of gathering between the […]

    The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

    The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

    By Bill Sullivan Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts. How could this be? Overdosing on licorice sounds more like a twisted tale […]

    20 Plant-Forward Chefs Loving Vegetables This Valentine’s Day

    20 Plant-Forward Chefs Loving Vegetables This Valentine’s Day

    On Valentine’s Day, people celebrate all kinds of love. And chefs and foodies around the globe are showing how indulgence can often be both healthy for people and the planet. These innovators are making the case that flavorful, locally sourced plant-inspired dishes are perfect for special occasions — and also versatile for everyday mealtimes. While […]