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Carly Sitzer

Carly is a journalist, New Yorker, and middle child; she's also her own biggest fan.

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  • Indian Flag
    Renewables

    India on Track to Reach Key Climate Goal a Decade Ahead of Deadline

    India is on track to achieve 40 percent non-fossil fuel capacity a decade ahead of its self-imposed deadline.
    By Carly Sitzer
  • black owned cruelty free natural hair curls
    Style

    8 Black-Owned, Cruelty-Free Hair Products That’ll Help You Embrace Your Natural Crown

    By Carly Sitzer
  • what happens if your dog eats chocolate
    Pets

    Here’s What Happens (And What to Do) If Your Dog Eats Chocolate, According to a Vet

    By Carly Sitzer
  • help environment from home
    Community

    How to Be an Environmental “Helper” — From the Comfort of Your Own Home

    Just because you aren't out in the world doesn't mean you can't do your part for the planet!

    By Carly Sitzer
  • how to shop your stash
    Style

    “Shopping Your Stash” Is the Beauty Trend That’ll Make You Quit Shopping for More Makeup

    “Shopping Your Stash” is the makeup trend that could take down consumerism in the beauty world.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • new years resolution eco friendly
    Community

    6 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help You Help the Planet

    These New Year’s resolutions will help you make a change — for not only you, but also the planet. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • prince george conservation
    News

    Prince William Says Prince George, 7, Was Devastated Learning About the State of Our Planet

    By Carly Sitzer
  • climate change coronavirus
    News

    Study: Americans Believe Climate Change Is More of a Long-Term Threat Than COVID-19

    By Carly Sitzer
  • dogs i love you
    Pets

    Telling Your Dog “I Love You” Increases Their Heart Rate by 46%, Study Finds

    By Carly Sitzer
  • face masks black owned
    Community

    These Black-Owned Businesses Are Making Reusable Face Masks

    Social distance — with a side of social justice! 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • organize protest cleanup
    Community

    How to Organize a Community Cleanup After a Protest

    The revolution, unfortunately, can create a lot of litter. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • adopt a shelter dog day
    Community

    It’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day: Here’s How You Can Help a Shelter Animal (If You Can’t Adopt Right Now)

    It’s everyone’s favorite holiday: Adopt a Shelter Pet Dog 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • gloves litter covid
    News

    Masks and Gloves Are Being Littered in the Wake of the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Even in these times of what feels like heightened panic and uncertainty, there are eco-friendly lessons to be learned. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • airline emissions bailout covid
    Travel

    Airlines Must Fly Certain Routes — Even Without Passengers — to Qualify for Bailout Money

    Here's why airline emissions have dropped — but probably not as much as you would've expected. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • history of earth day
    Community

    Earth Day May Be 50, But Its Message Is as Timeless As Ever

    The history of Earth Day reminds us that the more things change, the more they stay the 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • no contact donation
    Home

    Here’s How to Do No-Contact Donations If You’re Doing Your Spring Cleaning During Quarantine

    Luckily, there's no law saying you must be productive. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • best cleaners coronavirus
    Home

    These Cleaning Products Are Tough Against Coronavirus, But Gentle on the Planet

    Fighting against the virus doesn’t mean you have to make sacrifices. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • running water conservation
    Home

    PSA: Shutting Off the Faucet While Washing Your Hands Could Save Gallons of Water Daily

    We've seen the memes, we've sang happy birthday, we've channeled our inner surgeons; now it's time to shut the water off

    By Carly Sitzer
  • istock
    Home

    Here’s How You Can Make Your Own DIY, Zero-Waste Hand Sanitizer

    Of course, hand sanitizer should only be used when soap and water isn't a viable option. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • kobe gianna bryant tribute
    Community

    Staples Center to Compost Flowers Left at the Kobe Bryant Memorial

    The Staples Center is making the world a brighter place using the flowers left to commemorate Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • greta thunberg nobel peace prize
    News

    Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for Another Nobel Prize

    The accolades keep coming for 17-year-old Greta Thunberg — the latest being another Nobel Prize nomination. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • jane gooddall planting trees
    Community

    Jane Goodall Plans to Plant 5 Million Trees (Just This Year!)

    Jane Gooddall is proving the power of everyone doing their part by planting 5 million trees this year alone. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • climate change wine
    Food

    Climate Change Could Destroy Vineyards, Collapse the Wine Industry

    Climate change touches every part of your life — and now it’s coming for your wine. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • maggie rogers sustainable grammys
    Style

    Maggie Rogers Brings Sustainability to the Grammys Red Carpet With Vintage Dress, Reusable Water Bottle

    Maggie Rogers said sustainability — but make it fashion. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • trees plant madagascar
    Community

    Madagascar to Plant 60 Million Trees to Help Fight Climate Change

    Madagascar is taking drastic (and necessary) measures to help protect its biodiversity. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • the ocean cleanup
    News

    The Ocean Cleanup Reveals Successful Catch in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    More than a year after the launch of System 001, The Ocean Cleanup confirms that they’ve been successful in retrieving trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • amazon rainforest fire
    Community

    The World Can’t Survive Without the Amazon: Here’s Why

    The fires in the Amazon aren’t just affecting those who live there — it’s also affecting you. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • absolute vodka sustainability
    Travel

    Absolut’s Sustainability Efforts Have Rightfully Earned Them the Title of “Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka”

    Absolut has made sure that drinking responsibly means more than just limiting consumption — it also means doing right by the planet. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • animal abuse bill
    Community

    Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Make Animal Cruelty a Nationwide Felony

    If the bill passes, those convicted could face up to seven years in prison. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • carnival cruise pollution
    Community

    Carnival Cruises to Pay $20 Million Penalty for Dumping Plastics Into the Ocean

    This isn’t their first offense: They previously paid a $40 million penalty for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • circus animal holograms
    Community

    This Circus In Germany Is Using Holograms Instead of Real Animals

    Children will now be able to enjoy the circus without the animal cruelty. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • plogging nyc marathon
    Community

    Michelob ULTRA Is Rewarding Environmentally Conscious NYC Marathon Runners for “Plogging”

    To be eligible to win one of the coveted bibs, all you have to do is make the planet a little cleaner. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • disney bans straws
    Travel

    Disney Is The Latest Major Company To Eliminate Plastic Straws

    Disney doubles down on their sustainability efforts by becoming the latest company to ban single-use plastic straws. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • mcdonalds vegan burger
    Food

    McDonald’s Introduces Vegan Menu Item at Their Chicago HQ

    McDonald’s is the latest fast food company to embrace the vegan life — by introducing a new meat-free option at their headquarters. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • pokemon go earth day
    News

    Pokémon Go Celebrates Earth Day by “Gaming for Good”

    Pokémon Go is rewarding their virtual players for getting involved in the real world. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • vegan leather
    Style

    What Is Vegan Leather, Anyway?!

    Vegan leather sounds like an oxymoron — because it is — but it’s also a better alternative to real leather. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • gm earthafterearthday rentclothes sitethumb
    Style

    Renting Your Clothes Gives You an Endless Wardrobe — While Helping the Environment

    Renting your clothing is a good way to make sure that you aren’t contributing as much to the landfill. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • how to donate clothes ethically
    Style

    These Are the Best Places to Donate Clothes

    If you’re looking for the best places to donate your clothes, look no further — these are the places you should donate your clothes. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • gm earthafterearthday donatemakeup sitethumbnail
    Style

    How to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Makeup — Ethically

    Getting rid of your makeup isn’t so easy — but there is a way to get rid of what you’re not using without increasing your impact. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • mascara wands animals appalachian wild
    Community

    Your Used Makeup Could Help Animals in Need

    Here’s a creative way to keep your used makeup out of the landfill: Donate your used mascara wands to help wildlife in need. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • kiehls recycling program
    Style

    Recycling Literally Pays Off at These 7 Beauty Companies

    These beauty brands will make sure you keep your “empties” out of the landfill — and will even reward you for doing so!

    By Carly Sitzer
  • grocery stores sustainability
    Food

    How Sustainability Is Changing the World of Grocery Stores

    As the world has changed, so have our grocery stores — see their adaptations to become more "green."

    By Carly Sitzer
  • sustainable wine beer
    Food

    Sustainable Liquor: What to Know When Shopping for Eco-Friendly Wine and Beer

    There's a lot to consider when it comes to drinking sustainably. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • one green thing challenge
    Community

    ‘Today’ Show Introduces “One Green Thing” Challenge to Show Everyone Can Easily Go Green

    When it comes to climate action, the Today show believes big change starts with “one small thing” — and we couldn’t agree more.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • earth song climate change
    News

    Ariana Grande, Leo DiCaprio, and More Stars Come Together to Record “Earth,” Lil Dicky’s New Climate Change Anthem

    Listen to "Earth," the new song that can not only motivate you about climate action, but also show you what it would be like if Ariana Granda was a zebra. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • jason momoa shaved
    Community

    Jason Momoa Shaved His Beard to Get You to Ditch Single-Use Plastic

    Khal Drogo no more — Jason Momoa shaved his signature beard in an effort to get you to rethink plastics. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • aldi single use plastic reduction
    Food

    ALDI Announces Plans to Reduce Plastic Packaging

    The grocery store says that all packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • milk sales down
    Food

    Milk Sales Drop by More Than $1 Billion as Plant-Based Alternatives Take Off

    Unsurprisingly, the popularity of milk alternatives has many dairy farmers seeing a significant decrease in sales. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • the lions share fund un
    Community

    UN Encourages Companies That Use Animals in Their Ads to Donate to Conservation Efforts

    The UN is reminding people that if they profit off of ads featuring animals to give back to those animals in need. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • tesco produce plastic
    Food

    UK-Based Grocery Store Tesco Experiments With Plastic-Free Produce Packaging

    Tesco is experimenting with a new way to cut back on waste by changing the way they package their produce. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • trashtag clean up litter
    News

    People Are Cleaning Up Garbage, and Encouraging Others to Do the Same With a Game of #TrashTag

    By Carly Sitzer
  • microplastic marine animals
    News

    Microplastics Found in All Dead Dolphins, Whales, and Seals Tested in British Waters

    Plastic pollution continues to be a huge problem for marine animals.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • planting trees earth greener
    News

    The Earth Is Greener Than It Was 20 Years Ago, According to NASA

    Satellite images prove that the Earth is now greener than ever before — thanks, in part, to aggressive tree-planting plans. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • sea turtle population growth
    News

    Sea Turtle Populations Are Recovering Thanks to Laws Put in Place to Protect Sea Life

    Of the animals examined as part of a study, 75 percent of sea turtles have increased their populations. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • corporate sustainability job retention
    News

    New Study Confirms People Value Corporate Sustainability When Deciding Where to Work

    This is a whole new definition to the term “corporate sustainability.” 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • coral reef restoration
    News

    This Robot Just Delivered 100,000 Baby Corals to the Great Barrier Reef

    This could mean a major change for the Great Barrier Reef. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • vegan meals emirates
    Travel

    Emirates Sees a 40% Increase in Plant-Based Meal Requests on Flights

    Traveling isn’t an excuse to abandon your plant-based lifestyle — especially when more people seem to be following a vegan diet than ever.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • waste management phoenix open
    News

    Waste Management Helps the Phoenix Open Become a “Net Neutral” Tournament

    Since 2013, the efforts to divert 100 percent of the tournament waste to recycling, composing, donation, reuse, or the creation of energy has kept more than 6.4 million pounds of materials out of the landfill and onto their next best use. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • ben jerry plastic
    News

    Ben & Jerry’s to Phase out Single-Use Plastic at Ice Cream Shops

    Of course, a waffle cone is the most sustainable option when it comes to enjoying your ice cream! 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • terracycle loop
    News

    Unilever, Coca-Cola, and P&G Among Brands Partnering With TerraCycle to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

    Some of the biggest producers of single-use plastic are coming together to make it a thing of the past. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • polar vortex
    News

    What Causes a Polar Vortex?

    Find out what causes a polar vortex, and how you can properly prepare for it. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • joshua tree national park
    Travel

    Experts at Joshua Tree National Park Warn Damage Caused by the Shutdown Could Take “Centuries” to Heal

    Even with the government up and running again, the future at Joshua Tree National Park is bleak. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • budweiser wind energy
    Renewables

    Budweiser Now Brews Their Beer With 100% Wind Energy

    They’re celebrating the major milestone with a Super Bowl ad. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • climate action
    News

    More Than 30,000 Belgian Students Skip School in the Name of Climate Action

    The youth know that they’re the future — so they’re fighting for the future they deserve. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • plarn club
    News

    High School Students Upcycle Plastic Bags to Make Mats for the Homeless

    These high school students managed to tackle two major problems at once. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • seaworld shamu ride
    News

    SeaWorld Rebrands Its Last Shamu-Themed Attraction

    Seaworld has a long way to go — but it’s finally making right by Shamu. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • tokyo olympics
    News

    Japan Suggests Using Recycled Materials for Medals at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

    This is just one of the many ways they’ll incorporate sustainability into the Olympic games. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • climate change
    News

    Celebrities Are Using the 10-Year Challenge to Show How Much the Planet Has Changed

    You're not the only one to undergo a significant — and maybe even shocking — transformation during the past decade. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • best cities vegetarians
    Travel

    These Are the Best Cities in the U.S. for Vegetarians

    The top spot on the list of best cities for vegetarians may surprise you! 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • gaf energy solar energy
    Renewables

    The World's Largest Roofing Company Wants to Add Solar Panels While Re-Roofing Your Home

    Standard Industries is getting into the solar game in a major way.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • alliance to end plastic waste
    News

    The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Launches With $1 Billion Commitment to End Plastic Pollution, Faces Criticism

    The “alliance” is made up of 26 major companies. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • impossible foods steak
    Food

    Impossible Burger CEO Reveals Plans to Make Plant-Based Steak

    The world of plant-based “meats” is always growing — and Impossible Foods is adding steak to their menu. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • oceans warming
    News

    The Oceans Are Warming Even Faster Than Researchers Thought

    The Oceans are warming at an even faster rate than the United Nations guessed they would just five years ago. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • spain parador renewable
    Travel

    Spain Brings Renewable Energy to State-Owned Paradores

    Spain is hoping to influence other businesses in their country by embracing renewable energy at their state-owned luxury hotels.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • paws on plastic recycle
    News

    “Paws on Plastic” Campaign Encouraging People to Pick Up Litter While Walking Their Dogs

    This new initiative out of Scotland is simple: You’re already walking your dog, may as well pick up litter while you’re at it. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • califorina digital receipts
    News

    New Bill Introduced in California Would Make It the First State to Require Digital Receipts

    Should the bill pass, consumers would not only eliminate waste but will also be protected from toxins that often coat the receipts. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • chinchilla fur farm ban
    Style

    Serbia Has Officially Shut Down Fur Farms

    The decision is expected to save around 12,000 chinchillas every year. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • styrofoam ban nyc
    News

    New York City’s Foam Ban Is Finally In Effect

    It’s taken about half a decade, but New York City’s ban on all things foam is finally effective. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • the ocean cleanup system
    News

    The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 Breaks Down While Cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    After The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 broke down cleaning The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s more important than ever for us to do our part. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • vegan down alternative pangaia
    Style

    Ethical Clothing Brand PANGAIA Creates Vegan Down Jacket With Wildflowers

    PANGAIA isn’t just fashionable — they’re also incredible ethical. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • washington dc renewable energy
    Renewables

    Washington D.C. Moves Forward With Goal of 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2032

    Washington D.C. has voted in favor of passing the Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, which may implement the country’s most ambitious renewable energy policy in the country. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • puppy mill ban
    Community

    California Bans Pet Stores from Selling Puppy Mill Dogs

    California has taken a big step in the direction of animal rights by banning pet stores from selling dogs bred by puppy mills. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • carls jr vegan beyond meat
    Food

    Carl’s Jr. Partners With Vegan Meat Company Beyond Meat

    Starting this year, you’ll be able to get a vegan patty by Beyond Meat at Carl’s Jr. restaurants. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • plant based breakfast purple carrot
    Food

    Purple Carrot Introduces New Plant-Based Breakfast and Lunch Options

    Purple Carrot is making it even easier to eat plant-based around the clock. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • plastic free flight
    Travel

    First Plastic-Free Passenger Flight Takes Off

    Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly says they made history when they flew the first flight without any single-use plastic.

    By Carly Sitzer
  • crayola colorcycle recycling program
    Family

    Crayola’s ColorCycle Lets You Recycle Any Markers — Not Just Their Own

    Crayola wants to help you recycle any markers — not just their own. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • electric bus california
    Renewables

    California Officials Vote to Move Towards 100 Percent Electric City Buses

    The days of buses that run on diesel or natural gas are officially numbered in California. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • alexandria ocasio cortez green new deal
    Renewables

    New Poll Shows Support for the Green New Deal

    Polling released by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents support the Green New Deal. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • google maps lime
    Renewables

    Google Maps’ Newest Feature Could Lower Vehicle Emissions

    The latest update is an integration with Lime, a bike- and scooter-sharing platform found in many cities worldwide (and constantly growing).

    By Carly Sitzer
  • mountain gorilla extinction
    Community

    Endangered Whales, Giraffes, and Gorillas See Population Increase

    Thanks to conservation efforts, select species of endangered whales, giraffes, and gorillas are seeing population gains. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • bike commute benefits
    News

    New Study: Cyclists Exposed to Less Air Pollution Than Any Other Commuters on Busy Roads

    A new study suggests that the “cleanest” way to commute in a city is to take a bike. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • norway palm oil ban
    News

    Norway Becomes First Country to Ban Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

    Norway has banned palm oil-based biofuel, taking a major step towards protecting the rainforest. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • milan plant trees
    News

    Milan Plans to Plant 3 Million Trees by 2030

    Milan shares their ambitious plan to fight for a greener future for its citizens. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • kelloggs beer food waste
    Food

    Kelloggs Cuts Back on Food Waste by Using Rejected Cornflakes to Make Beer

    Kelloggs has found a way to cut back on their food waste — they’re making beer out of rejected cornflakes. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • costa rica renewable energy
    Renewables

    Costa Rica Goes 300 Days Using Only Renewable Energy

    Costa Rica just had a major clean energy milestone: They went 300 days using only renewable energy. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • australia plastic bag ban
    News

    Plastic Bag Circulation Down 80 Percent in Australia Following Supermarket Ban

    There are 1.5 billion less plastic bags in circulation in Australian after two major supermarket chains banned their use. 

    By Carly Sitzer
  • coral reef restoration
    Community

    Researcher Postpones Retirement After Accidentally Discovering Method to Restore Coral Reefs

    Dr. David Vaughan had plans to retire but called them off after he discovered a way to restore dying coral reefs — by accident. 

    By Carly Sitzer
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