Valerie Vande Panne: Despite New York City law, for many years there was no convenient or easy way to recycle textiles, and reams of fabric scrap and trim didn’t really fit with the second-hand store model.
Howie Hawkins: The Green New Deal requires the United States to reconstruct all economic sectors for ecological sustainability, from agriculture and manufacturing to housing and transportation.
Kathleen Wallace: When you see forecasts that hint at such widespread destruction and possible human extinction, how do you keep doing your daily routine?
Valerie Vande Panne: When a mass of consumers quit Amazon and its subsidiaries together, Amazon will notice—and, perhaps, pay attention to some consumer-demanded changes.
Johnny Townsend: Do the lives of the 250,000 birds, the loss of billions of salmon and herring eggs, and the countless other animals killed when the Valdez left 1300 miles of coastline covered in oil count?
Frank Fear: Reich pinpointed ‘culprits’—hypocrisy, corruption, distorted priorities, abuse of power, the eclipse of community, poverty, loss of self, and more.
Johnny Townsend: Good people do terrible things because they feel they don’t have options. We will be unable to persuade the public to go along with the disruptive changes required not only to cease carbon emissions but also to recapture tons of it already released.
Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman: The current bailout scam is meant to save two dirty, dangerous, decayed Chernobyl-ready atomic reactors that are falling apart. Neither can compete in the free markets so many Buckeyes profess to love.
Valerie Vande Panne: In a perhaps unsurprising move, the state of Ohio has at once both acknowledged rights of nature to exist, and taken them away, with a line written in, of all things, the state budget.
Phillip Smith: The Sun+Earth label certifies that cannabis brands are holistically, responsibly, and regeneratively grown for the well-being of all people, farmers, and the planet.
Steve Hochstadt: Reducing and reusing the waste stream must be part of a broader societal effort to head off the environmental catastrophe toward which we are headed.
Paul Haeder: Are we fighting against the plastic that ends up in landfills and in oceans, or the total energy used (global warming gasses expelled) to create the multi-use bags?
Anna Buss: Recycling is a not a solution because it is finite, does not contribute to significantly reduce plastic waste, and recently, has become more expensive.