There are endless ways to help the environment, and I invite you to explore four ways listed in my book, Bernie’s Escape from Ong Island. Purchase goods you really need. Whether it’s clothes, toys, or everything in between, slow down and think if you really need...

With so many buzzwords and hashtags floating around, sometimes it’s helpful to step back to examine what some concepts mean. Today, we want to talk about “biodegradable” and “compostable.” These words can get mashed together by marketers, which then infiltrates our society’s lexicon and the meaning...

There is real-life Ong Island and it is huge. It’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Yikes! The latest estimations of its size indicate a surface area of 1.6 million square kilometers—an area twice the size of Texas. Double yikes! While we are all doing what...

Remember how 90% of our plastic gets trashed instead of recycled? Here are some reminders to help decrease that number, and other ways to recycle more efficiently. First, check with your city on their specific recycling rules and capabilities. Not all plastic is created equally, and those...

We have something to celebrate! Recently, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin used artificial intelligence to create an enzyme that eats plastic in mere hours! How amazing is that, friends? There have been efforts like this in the past, but they have all been...

Happy National Book Lover’s Day, especially to all of the environmentally-conscious bibliophiles. Here’s your chance to celebrate this little holiday by ordering the book that inspired this blog: Bernie’s Escape from Ong Island. If you’re one of the people who has already ordered, thank you! Thank you...

How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? How many read emails do you have in your inbox? How many active email addresses do you have? The answers to these questions add up to a huge carbon footprint. Experts estimate that 1.7 million gigabytes (GB) of storage space would...

There are countless ways to live a green life. One way that gets overlooked often: thrifting! Thrifting used to be looked down upon, and considered uncool or cheap, but times are changing as fast as our earth’s climate. These days, there are entire social media accounts...

Hey, take a hike! ‍️‍️ No, really! You don’t need to live in the mountains to go hiking. We’re in the middle of summertime and the temperatures and humidity are high in Texas, so a hike will take a little more planning. Here are the tips we...

Goals are an important part of life. If you’re here, then one of your big goals in life is to help slow down climate change. That means that you are conscious of things like: 💡 Recycling 💡 Reusing things 💡 Turning off lights when you’re not using them 💡 Saving water...