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Petromasculinity: How Men Are Heating The Planet

Petromasculinity: How Men Are Heating The Planet

The surge of oil and gas was an accelerant to civilization for global superpowers. We never took our foot off the pedal. We floored it. Fossil fuels became more than just a source of energy. They became an identity, now dubbed “petromasculinity”. What is Petromasculinity? Petromasculinity is a term that examines the intersection between our identities and fossil fuels like […]

Symbiocene: Beyond the Anthropocene

Symbiocene: Beyond the Anthropocene

Have you ever heard of the term “Anthropocene”? The term defines this current period of time in which human activity is altering the Earth’s systems. Typically, the periods of time used to define Earth’s history (like epochs and ages) are based on rock layers and the fossils contained within them. While Anthropocene isn’t officially recognized by the International Union of […]

Queer Ecology: Identity and The Natural World

Queer Ecology: Identity and The Natural World

Did it ever occur to you that the animals, plants, and fungi might be queer? If not, that is exhibit A in our case for the importance of Queer Ecology, a field that challenges our heteronormative, cisnormative, and anthropocentric views of the natural world. It recognizes the fluidity and diversity of identities and relationships in both human and non-human realms. […]

The Rise Of Vegan Capitalism

The Rise Of Vegan Capitalism

Thanks to innovation, we have vegan cheese, meat, yogurt, chicken, and all the pieces for a plant-based future! However, the truth is that these steps forward represent new solutions as well as new challenges and the rise of “vegan capitalism”. How can the vegan movement shed its capitalist and extractive roots? Plant-based industries are on the rise – every year […]

Climate Influencers Have A Problem

Climate Influencers Have A Problem

There’s no ethical way to earn money as an environmentalist. As a “climate influencer”, this topic offers a chance for me to directly examine my work, my praxis to privilege, and be creating a dialogue with a systemic focus.

Building Ecological Wealth Over Generational Wealth

Building Ecological Wealth Over Generational Wealth

I am giving up on building generational wealth and focusing on creating ecological wealth. One that doesn’t materialize in our hands but showcases the mind, spirit, and heart how to make a blueprint for the continued wellness and existence of multi-species.

Why our parents’ generation isn’t to blame for the climate crisis

Why our parents’ generation isn’t to blame for the climate crisis

Older generations didn’t do enough.” Have you ever heard someone say that? Or felt that way? As the climate crisis continues to make headlines, I’ve noticed that there’s consistently intergenerational blame directly at people who come before us. On its surface, it makes sense to assign blame to older generations.

Does your carbon footprint matter?

Does your carbon footprint matter?

The term “carbon footprint” was created to quantify the environmental impact of different activities. Driving a car to work, the food you eat, and the activities you partake in are all examples of factors that can play into your own carbon footprint.

What is White Veganism?

What is White Veganism?

Veganism is an interconnected movement that seeks to fight for the liberation of non-human animals and humans. Before we get into this deep dive into White Veganism, make sure you understand that the critique is on Whiteness as a system, belief, and structure. The origins of Veganism are quite interesting, yet simple, right?

Why Is There A Lack Of Diversity In Veganism?

Why Is There A Lack Of Diversity In Veganism?

Isaias, why do you think there’s a lack of diversity in veganism?” is a question I get a lot. I use the name Queer Brown Vegan to speak to my intersectional identity and it often invites questions on race and the environmental movement, especially within the vegan/plant-based community.

What is Climate Doomism?

What is Climate Doomism?

Climate doomism is referred as the pathway to ecological destruction due to anthropogenic actions created by human society. However, climate doomism is often used as a scare tactic to disempower collectivized communities on their journey for environmental liberation.

Do Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Exist?

Do Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Exist?

Planning to have an eco-friendly Valentine’s and don’t know where to start? Showing love to our romantic ones on February 14th shouldn’t harm the planet. According to Statista, Valentine’s Day’s total spending in the United States is expected to be 21.8 billion dollars.

Top 10 Books On Environmental Racism

Top 10 Books On Environmental Racism

The Top 10 Books on Environmental Racism. The concept emerged from the Environmental Justice movement that looked into how policies and practices disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the environment.

What is the Climate Scale?

What is the Climate Scale?

The Climate Scale is a framework that allows people to situate their emotions and feelings during the Climate Crisis. Climate Change and Mental Health resources are not available to many communities that experience natural disasters.

Zero Waste Systems And Environmental Racism

Zero Waste Systems And Environmental Racism

Zero-Waste is a humans right issue. Communities are not created nor designed equal, many BIPOC communities globally are the ones living in nearby waste incinerators. Environmental racism is real and slowly harming BIPOC communities.

What is Environmental Racism?

What is Environmental Racism?

Environmental racism is a concept from the environmental justice movement that looks into the policies and practices that discriminate against Black, Indigenous, and POC (People of Color) communities.