Clothing production alone produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the aviation and shipping sectors combined, and nearly 20% of global wastewater is from textile dyeing. Within the fashion sector is fast fashion, referring to the quick and inexpensive production of low-quality clothing up to date with trends and dependent on sweat labor. Some of the most recognizable fast fashion companies are Boohoo, Missguided and Shein.
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Calling a crisis hotline is not easy. Asking for help is not easy. What should be easy for a resident assistant, however, is carrying out a wellness check on a student the first time her father calls out of concern for her well-being, seeing as that is the point of the job.
The Appalachian region of the United States, made up of over 400 counties across 13 states spanning from southern New York to northern Mississippi, is noted for its beauty; it draws people from all around the country to hike along the Appalachian Trail and venture into the mountains.
On Jan. 28, 2022, 6,300 barrels of oil spilled into the Amazon region of Ecuador, the second oil leak to plague South America in the past two weeks, after nearly 12,000 barrels of crude oil in Peru spilled into the sea on Jan. 15.
Save the Trees or I’ll Break Your Knees: Teslas are not the environmental statement Musk wants buyers to think
The transportation sector may be one of the most difficult areas to make a widespread conversion to clean energy along with being one of the greatest emitters of greenhouse gasses due to the cost of greener vehicles. While recent technology has made great strides in electric vehicles, they are only really available to the ultra wealthy, and thus are not a sustainable solution to rely on.
To many, the term “food waste” conjures up one simple image: food being thrown away into a trash bin. However, the realities of food waste span much more broadly than one may think.
Save the Trees or I’ll Break Your Knees: Build Back Better would help environment but is unlikely to pass
The U.S. is not a pure, direct democracy but a representative one. However, state representatives are putting America’s reputation as a symbol of democracy at risk, as they consistently put their personal political agendas ahead of what their constituents truly want. One of the greatest examples of this is the issue of environmental justice.
Russo proves creating greener energy practices and creating jobs are not mutually exclusive ideas.
With the rise of climate change and its tremendous impacts on the environment, many companies have turned to the practice of greenwashing, or incorrectly marketing products as environmentally friendly in the hopes of making a greater profit.
Many Ohio University students want to live in a way that decreases their impact on the environment but struggle to put it into action. This can be for a variety of reasons, but often comes down to not knowing where to start or how to work sustainable solutions into the notoriously small budget of a college student. However, small changes to one’s day-to-day life can greatly decrease a student’s carbon footprint in a big way.
It is a generally accepted fact that human activity has caused the uptake in pollution, the roots of which can be traced back mainly to the industrial revolution.
The Flint Water Crisis that lasted from 2014 to 2019 may be one of the most notorious modern occurrences of a community experiencing polluted water and the problems that come with it. However, many communities across the U.S. struggle with maintaining accessibility to clean water, specifically in large, metropolitan cities but also in smaller rural communities, disproportionately impacting people of color and low-income households.
Farmers are the backbone of society. No farmers? No crops. No crops? No food. No food? Famine, which historically can cause enough stress to facilitate immense social unrest.
Today’s college students have grown up with climate disaster always looming near. Time is marked by extinctions and natural disasters, images of polar bears clambering on melting chunks of ice and footage of people whose homes have been destroyed by hurricanes. That makes it hard to understand why the environment has become a political issue: everybody lives on this planet with a front row seat to its ongoing dilapidation.