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Why are we not reducing our emissions? Why are they in fact still increasing? Are we knowingly causing a mass extinction? Are we evil? No, of course not. People keep doing what they do because the vast majority doesn't have a clue about the actual consequences of our everyday life, and they don't know that rapid change is required. ~ Greta Thunberg, FridaysForFuture

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December 6, 2019


Consume less.

Re-use more.

A Series on the Environment from the QL Duo

One of the largest environmental threats to our planet is plastic. This recent report from the PBS News Hour is a comprehensive, easy to understand explanation of how we humans got to this point with plastics, and how our careless, short-sighted approach to plastic — especially single-use products — is impacting the earth, the air, the water, animals and us. It is worth an hour of your time.

The Plastic Problem
[PBS News Hour, November 27, 2019]

Super Recycler

Aiding Your Search for Alternatives

The report also offers some hope with examples of changes people are making in their lives, and new options and services being made available in communities around the world, including zero-waste and plastic-free stores like these:

Refill Revolution | Package Free Shop | Life Without Plastic

Note: We're not endorsing these stores, and we're not getting any kind of kick-back from telling you about them. We're sharing these links for the same reason we post anything in our Environment Series: We all need to work together, think about what we're doing, learn about new options and adjust our habits!

Here's an interesting idea: How about allowing nature — the intelligence inherent in that nature — to join us in equal partnership to give us the input we need to make new decisions and live in new ways that have a strong, positive impact on our lives and our health, as well as the planet? ~ Machaelle Wright, Celebrating the Power of the Individual

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The Environment Series