New Federal Bill Aims To Shift Recycling Responsibility To The Plastics Industry

Alarming data on the global crisis surrounding plastic waste is shifting both public and legislative opinion on recycling. A new proposed law, the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, aims to shift the responsibility of plastics recycling back to the plastics industry instead of everyday consumers. Under the bill, plastics producers and companies would be… Continue reading New Federal Bill Aims To Shift Recycling Responsibility To The Plastics Industry

Owners Of ‘Full Grown’ In The UK Grow Custom Furniture From Trees

Yes, you read the title correctly. This couple grows custom furniture. The couple, Alice and Gavin Munro, started their farm Full Grown back in 2012 when they became fully dedicated to the business of custom grown furniture. Gavin got started back in 2006 when he first started an attempt to grow a couple of chairs.… Continue reading Owners Of ‘Full Grown’ In The UK Grow Custom Furniture From Trees

3 Very Good Dogs Are Helping Replant Chilean Forests After Devastating Fire

As if the title wasn’t enough to make you smile, these three furry environmental helpers will only cause more. The bond between animals and the environment has always been a close one. Where human beings enter into the delicate symbiosis isn’t always in the best ways. Take a look at our relationship in a nutshell.… Continue reading 3 Very Good Dogs Are Helping Replant Chilean Forests After Devastating Fire

How Steel Shipping Containers Are Helping the Global Housing Crisis

Despite the growing need for housing across the nation, houses are becoming more expensive than ever. This is putting them out of reach for countless Americans. In fact, the rate of new houses being built now is over 20% lower than the rates previously seen between 1975 and 2000, according to the National Review. Just last year, the… Continue reading How Steel Shipping Containers Are Helping the Global Housing Crisis

Forest with 117,000+ trees can be found in…Las Vegas?

When people think about Las Vegas, they don’t often think of the beautiful green landscapes. They probably don’t think about those green landscapes at all, actually, they think about the dreamjackpot casino games. But that is starting to change. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, an unknown forest with more than 117,000 trees is actually… Continue reading Forest with 117,000+ trees can be found in…Las Vegas?

How to Cope with Stress as a Social Worker

Working in social care can be incredibly stressful. Many of the most popular careers for those who have graduated with a master’s degree in social work include working with the most vulnerable members of society. You could spend your days traveling between client’s homes, courtrooms, hostels, hospitals, and care centers, helping those who need it… Continue reading How to Cope with Stress as a Social Worker

We Should ALL Sign Up to Be the Match

January 8, 2010 was easily one of the worst days of my life. It was the day my family found out that my then 4-year-old daughter had leukemia. The day started with a trip to the pediatrician to check out some swollen lymph nodes that just would not go away, and ended with an ambulance… Continue reading We Should ALL Sign Up to Be the Match

Parley Partners with Fashion Industry to End Plastic Ocean Pollution

Parley, an eco-organization with the lofty goal of ending plastic pollution in the ocean, has teamed up with the fashion industry. Both individual fashion designers and entire brands have thrown their support behind Parley’s environmental initiative to help eliminate plastic and other pollutants from the ocean. It’s predicted that the amount of plastic being washed… Continue reading Parley Partners with Fashion Industry to End Plastic Ocean Pollution