An Eco-Friendly Christmas?

Merry Christmas from LetsTalkEarth! Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays, and it is often known for its trees, lights, decorations, and of course, gifts. The two main colors associated with Christmas are green and red, but the green in Christmas does not mean the sustainable β€œgreen”. Holidays like Christmas cause humans to …

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Busting the Myth: What is a Sustainable Lifestyle? (With Catie St. Jacques from Pela)

What does being sustainable mean? We usually associate a sustainable lifestyle with aesthetics, DIY products, and more, but while these are great for a sustainable lifestyle, they neither determine nor define what a sustainable lifestyle is. Part of preserving the environment includes charging our mindsets and perspectives to understand what sustainability really entails. As an …

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COVID-19, an Ecosystems Crisis – National Town Hall Part 2

Part 2: It is well understood that COVID-19 is a health crisis. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that the virus is transmitted from animals to humans. Other examples of recent zoonotic disease outbreaks include the Zika virus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Ebola, West Nile Virus, Avian Influenza (bird flu), and numerous others. In …

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The Climate Crisis – National Town Hall Part 1

The Youth Climate Action Team nonprofit recently set up a National Town Hall for the newly created Youth Climate Action Team hub located in the DMV area. Given the current unprecedented situation, we hosted this event virtually via Zoom, which gave the team the opportunity to open the event worldwide. Our main speaker for this …

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