While it’s a somewhat niche issue, one area where I am hyper-aware of my own waste generation is in my work. I’m a scientist, and a big part of my job is culturing the cells that we use for our experiments. A gross oversimplification of the work would be to say that I use plastic … Continue reading Plastic Waste and Scientific Research
For the non-vegans and vegetarians among us, myself included, meat is a delicious protein source and a flavorful element of many recipes. But, the commercial production of meat is also a major source of carbon emissions; nearly 17% of carbon emissions are estimated to come from raising commercial livestock. Beef and lamb are by far … Continue reading Where’s the beef?
To start this year of learning, it seemed reasonable to begin by taking stock of where we are starting from, both personally and nationally. What is the carbon cost of being an average American? As has been well documented in countless reports, Americans emit the largest per capita CO2 levels globally. China emits more total … Continue reading Where to begin?
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing humanity today? There are so many ways to answer this question, and so many big, important challenges: poverty, education, income inequality, racial injustice, and many others. Different people will of course have different answers to this question and may make personal choices that will impact one … Continue reading Every Slice Counts