Skincare & Makeup

A running list of my current favorite cleaner, greener skincare and makeup products. My skin type: light-medium with yellow undertones, normal to dry Powder W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Invisible Powder, $21.99 EWG Verified for non-toxic health and safety Hypoallergenic Cruelty Free🐇 Noncomedogenic Free From: Parabens, Gluten, GMO, Phthalates, Sulfates, Fragrance, Pheonoxyethanol, Dimethicone, PEG, Propylene Glycol, Butylene […]

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Mammal-human interactions in the Peruvian Amazon

The purpose of this report is to catalogue the nature and interrelatedness of mammal and human lives within the Loreto Region’s Amazon Rainforest. In Peru, there are 4 million indigenous peoples, including the Maijuna21. These peoples are traditionally subsistence hunters who have seen the changes aided by foreign agents, specifically loggers, in their homes. “The […]

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Thoughts on REDD+ and forests at COP24

This video consists of a series of interviews that three amazing women at COP24 were able to grant me. It offers three different perspectives on not only the REDD+ program, but also on the value and next steps in conserving tropical forests. Links to the full interviews will be added below. Special thanks to the […]

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Why being flexitarian could save the world

So you tried being vegan/vegetarian but found it so darn difficult. Difficult for you, for your family, for your friends, your cat…I understand, I’ve been there trust me. I love ice cream. I would eat it even if it was snowing. But there’s problems with consuming dairy and there’s especially problems with consuming meat. Now […]

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The best sugar cookie cutout recipe I’ve found

All credits go to Haniela’s for coming up with this recipe! I did make some slight adjustments though to make it more vegan/vegetarian friendly: Ingredients 3 cups (450grams) all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup (226grams) vegan butter, unsalted, softened to room temperature 1 cup (200grams) granulated bone-char-free sugar 1 pasture raised egg, room temperature […]

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How to NOT simulate international agreements

What is one effective way to not simulate international agreements? Have environmental students try it out. We’re a hopeful bunch… On November 14th, I participated in a mock United Nations simulation to negotiate the world’s contribution to climate change. The goal was to limit temperature increase to under 2 degrees and to receive $100 billion […]

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Colombia: doing it’s best

Sources: Acosta, L. J. (2017, April 25). Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: Minister. Botero, Eduardo U. (2015, December) El cambio climático y sus efectos en la biodiversidad en América Latina. United Nations. Cancilleria. (n.d.). Climate Change. Gobierno de Colombia. El cambio climático en Colombia. (n.d.). Todo Es Ciencia. Gobierno de Colombia. Semana […]

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Emory University: facing constraints

Video sources and figures: Efficacy of LEED-certification in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission for large New York City office buildings by John H.Scofield Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives – Buildings World Bank Group: Low-carbon infrastructure: an essential solution to climate change? by Deblina Saha Running water out of […]

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Is co2 increasing naturally?

The Carbon Cycle
How do human CO2 emissions compare to natural CO2 emissions?
Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans
Climate Change: How do we know?
Rising Global Temperatures and CO2

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Is climate change really our fault?

Before we start let’s review a little on the history of this issue: And if that video was too long and you want a quick reminder of how the greenhouse effect and climate change work here’s one narrated by a kid: So as both videos explain, the changing of the climate is indeed a natural […]

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