How to Have a Zero-Waste Picnic

Spring has finally sprung, and I can’t think of a better way to soak up the warm rays and the sweet aroma of flowers in the air than by having a picnic! When most of us think of a picnic, we probably picture a red and white gingham blanket, a picnic basket, and maybe aContinue reading “How to Have a Zero-Waste Picnic”

Dairy-Free Milk: Unlike Any Udder Milk

“Add 75 cents for a non-dairy alternative,” reads the menu at my local coffee shop. You may be thinking, why should I pay more for a dairy-free alternative if I can just use regular milk for a cheaper cost? At almost every coffee shop now, non-dairy alternatives such as oat, almond, soy etc. are offeredContinue reading “Dairy-Free Milk: Unlike Any Udder Milk”

What You Need to Know About Orange County’s Oil Spill

144,000 Gallons. Yep. 144,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the ocean off the coast of Huntington Beach, California on October 2, 2021. This resulted in a 13-mile wide oil slick. Since Saturday, it has been spreading south into the cities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Beach closures have been administered all the wayContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Orange County’s Oil Spill”

What is Reef Safe Sunscreen?

Sunscreen: it’s supposed to protect our bodies from skin damage and skin cancer, but what exactly is it doing to our oceans? When I was planning for my recent trip to Hawaii, I noticed that the state required sunscreen that is “reef-safe.” Being from California, reefs are not abundant on our beaches and I wasContinue reading “What is Reef Safe Sunscreen?”

Which Plastics Can Be Recycled?

We have all seen the chasing arrows symbol with little numbers on the bottom of plastic products, but what do these numbers mean? Contrary to popular belief, the triangular symbol does necessarily not mean the items can be recycled. There are seven different categories of plastics. NOTE: Where you live will determine how feasible itContinue reading “Which Plastics Can Be Recycled?”