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Consequences and Solutions to “Continents” of Plastic waste in the Oceans

The oceans are now invaded by mainly plastic waste, which is concentrated by ocean currents. They are causing an environmental disaster for marine ecosystems, but also for our health as a consumer of marine products and finally economic as estimated by the United Nations Environment Program.

A significant and unquantifiable amount of plastic waste enters the sea through waste, poorly managed landfills, tourist activities and fishing.… [Read more]

4 Must-Read Books on the Environment And Climate Change

The new year has brought about new beginnings. However, with a few natural disasters piling up one after another, it’s high time people should take climate change seriously. People don’t really give back what the environment offers them every day. And this is a bit alarming. It all starts with education. And what better way to instill environmental protection than to start with our kids at home. … [Read more]

Restorative Justice in the Me Too Era

Every 92 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a sexual assault. For many survivors of sexual assault, it is almost impossible to see justice through the criminal courts — and justice comes at a price. 

Sexual assault may be a serious crime according to the penal code, but it’s not often treated that way within societal structures.… [Read more]

Protecting the Environment: Four Ways to Ship Goods Smarter

Shipping goods is one of those processes that can very often be done better. By doing better, you can have a positive impact on the environment. This can be accomplished by reducing the material you use, the cost it takes, and even improving the packaging design and on-shelf marketing of your products. Whether you are shipping goods, waste, or anything in-between, the concept stays the same and to ship goods smarter, you will want to implement these top four methods: 

1.     Rethink… [Read more]

The Evolution of Remote Work in Brooklyn and Beyond

Remote workers are a cornerstone of the gig economy, from freelance writers to programmers working as independent contractors. Yet most remote workers are still scrambling to find their footing in an ever-evolving employment landscape. Further, a 2020 California law is set to throw a wrench into the gig economy, and other states, including New York, may soon follow suit.… [Read more]

How Environmental Business Regulations Boost Economy and Health

When it comes to business, it may seem as though unrestricted and unrestrained businesses are those with the potential to provide the biggest boost to the economy. However, with proper and common-sense environmental regulations in place, the economy can grow at an even faster pace and, thanks to the inherently health-protecting nature of environmental conservation, boost the health of the local community, as well.… [Read more]

4 Ways to Develop the Leaders of Your Movement or Business

Many people may not think that there are similarities between business and political movements but, to the contrary, forming and maintaining a movement is remarkably similar to developing and sustaining a business. In either case, leaders and managers are definitely not the same. Whilst a manager must lead (alongside many other accountable tasks and responsibilities), other people who are not in the managerial structure of the organization are not always given the opportunity to show their leadership skills.… [Read more]

B-Corps Leading the Fight Against Homelessness

In our modern capitalist society, money and profits are held in high esteem. Thus, maximizing shareholder value is of paramount importance among businesses of all sizes. But for many companies, humanitarian efforts are also a major player when it comes to corporate accountability. 

Companies with social justice standards in place, designed to balance profit with purpose, may obtain a B-Corp designation.… [Read more]

How Workers’ Unions Lift Communities

Worker’s unions have long worked hard to make sure that people are treated with fairness in the workplace. While you may already know that a union can help to improve the safety of individuals that work within specific fields, you might not be aware that they also help entire communities. It’s important to consider how unions benefits communities, not just individuals, especially as new laws and regulations are put in place that may limit the power of reach of unions.… [Read more]

Tips for Navigating Urban Spaces More Safely

It wasn’t all that long ago when the idea of navigating in a new city took a completely different mindset. Back then, it required a paper map or guide book, the ability to remember exactly how to get back to your hotel, and nerves of steel to make it through all the half-baked directions provided by your passenger with the map.… [Read more]