Kate Brierley

Kate Brierley is a Rhode Island native and lover of handwritten notes, rescue pets, and sour candy. Her writing runs the gamut from green energy to motherhood and everything in between.

More From Kate

  • Is Styrofoam Recyclable?
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    Is Styrofoam Recyclable? Behind the Main Ingredient, Polystyrene

    When it comes to what can and can’t be recycled, is Styrofoam, aka polystyrene, recyclable? Here's what you should know about disposing of it properly.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Are Front Loaders or Top Loaders Better for the Environment?
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    Front Loaders Versus Top Loaders: Which Type of Washing Machine Is More Sustainable?

    Laundry can significantly impact the environment, and front loaders and top loader washers have a different impact — keep reading to learn more.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Does Environmentally Friendly Palm Oil Exist?
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    Does Environmentally-Friendly Palm Oil Exist? What to Know

    Palm oil is a hot topic in the eco-friendly world, leaving many to wonder whether sustainable palm oil is an actual option. Here’s what we found out.
    By Kate Brierley
  • How to Get Started Training a Service Dog
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    If You Want to Start Training a Service Dog, Here's How to Get Started

    Wondering how to get started in training a service dog? We’ve rounded up the top expert tips you need to know so you and your pup can be on your way.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Outdoor Compost Bin
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    Simple Steps to Make Your Own Backyard Compost Bin: A Beginner's DIY Guide

    Looking to compost natural waste, but not sure how to get started? Here's a guide on creating your own DIY outdoor compost bin for your backyard.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Here’s the History of Fracking in US
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    What the Frack? Here's the History of Fracking in U.S.

    Fracking takes a serious environmental toll, but how much do you actually know about it? Here’s what it is, along with its history in the U.S.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Why Animal Conservation is Important
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    Animal Conservation Goes Far Beyond Protecting Your Favorite Animals

    Animal conservation protects wildlife and natural habitats from destruction and even extinction. Learn more about what it is, and why it matters.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Why Is My Compost Not Breaking Down?
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    Why Isn’t My Compost Breaking Down?

    If you’re wondering why your compost isn’t breaking down properly, there are several reasons with simple solutions to help you troubleshoot.
    By Kate Brierley
  • How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?
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    Here’s How Much Water To Drink in a Day (And It’s Not 64 Ounces)

    We’re used to hearing we should drink 64 ounces of water a day, but that number isn’t necessarily accurate. Here’s how much to drink in a day.
    By Kate Brierley
  • How Does Vinegar Affect the Environment?
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    Here’s How Vinegar Affects the Environment

    Vinegar is super useful around the home and in self-care, but how does it impact our planet? Find out if it’s safe or harmful for the environment.
    By Kate Brierley
  • How to Start a Worm Farm
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    Worm Farming 101: How (and Why) to Get Started

    If you want to know more about how to start a worm farm, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how it helps the planet, and how to build your own.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Wondering What to Do With Old Pillows?
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    Here’s How to Recycle or Repurpose Your Old Pillows

    When it comes to household items, like pillows, it can be hard to know how to go the planet-friendly route for getting rid of them. Here’s how.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Why Are My Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow?
    Food

    The Top 6 Reasons Your Tomato Plant Leaves Are Turning Yellow

    We get a lot of people asking why the leaves on their tomato plants of all varieties are turning yellow. Here are the main reasons.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Black-Owned Vegan Food Options
    Food

    Must-Try, Black-Owned Vegan Food Options — With Nationwide Delivery!

    In an effort to support Black-owned vegan businesses, we’ve rounded up some of the best vegan and sustainable food options out there.
    By Kate Brierley
  • How Murder Hornets Got to the U.S.
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    How Murder Hornets Made Their Way Into the U.S. — And What It Means for Us

    Large Asian wasps better known as murder hornets have made their way into the U.S., but how did they get here and what happens now? Get the facts.
    By Kate Brierley
  • What Makes Littering Bad for the Environment
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    The Surprising Ways That Littering Is Bad for the Environment

    We know that littering is bad for the environment, but why? Learn what makes littering harmful to wildlife, humans, and the planet.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Here’s What Causes Earthquakes
    News

    Earthquakes 101: An Overview of What They Are and Why They Happen

    Earthquakes seem to be happening more than ever, but are they really, and what causes them in the first place? Here’s a beginner’s guide.
    By Kate Brierley
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    What Causes Climate Change? Here Are the Leading Contributors

    Climate change is something we hear about frequently as it impacts our planet and lives. But what is it, and what causes it? We have the answers.
    By Kate Brierley
  • Why Deforestation Is a Problem
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    Wondering Why Deforestation Is Such a Big Deal? Here Are the Facts

    There’s general knowledge out there that cutting down trees just isn’t good. But why is deforestation a problem, and what is the impact? Find out now.
    By Kate Brierley
  • kitchen scrap gardening
    Food

    Open Your Minds (And Fridges) to Sustainable Kitchen Scrap Gardening

    With more time at home than ever, it’s the perfect time to explore the sustainable art known as kitchen scrap gardening. Here’s how.
    By Kate Brierley
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