A Couple of Students want to talk about Chomping Climate Change

Melanie Vien-Walker and Rebeccah Schechter started working on Chomping Climate Change in early May 2015, and they’ve sat down together to reflect on their experience to date.   Rebeccah: Growing up in a small town in Connecticut, I was unaware of things going on outside of my personal bubble. My worries consisted of high school, friends and soccer. After ..

Studying & Saving (Wallet, Health, & Planet)!

  By Melanie Vien-Walker Entering university is the first time many people set off into the world without their parents and without rules, but also without the financial support they had at home.  Most students set out on this new chapter feeling excited and anxious for the new adventures ahead.  It’s so exciting to head ..

Take a Bite Out of Climate Change With the “No More Bull” Crowdfunding Campaign

Take a Bite Out of Climate Change With the “No More Bull” Crowdfunding Campaign

Contact: Hope Katz Gibbs, founder Inkandescent Public Relations, email: hope@inkandescentpr.com cell: 703-346–6975 Signed copies of the “Meat Free Monday Cookbook” by Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney will go to the two people who donate the most money to the “No More Bull” crowdfunding campaign Washington, DC, April 20, 2015 — In celebration of Earth Day 2015, ..

Environmental and livestock specialists face off; who wins?

Environmental and livestock specialists face off; who wins?

Livestock specialists have estimated that livestock account for 14.5% of human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  In contrast, environmental specialists have estimated that livestock account for at least 51% of human-caused GHG emissions. That difference in the numbers – i.e., between 14.5% and 51% – is much bigger than is normally seen in GHG accounting.  Yet both numbers have been ..

Down with Less Meat, up with Happy Better Vegan Foods!

Down with Less Meat, up with Happy Better Vegan Foods!

Government meetings might not normally be interesting – but in a meeting last week where public comments were made on recommendations for U.S. dietary guidelines, some fascinating comments can be seen in both a video and a transcript. A man representing McCormick Spices played to the crowd, saying “let’s spice up the guidelines!”  He proposed that consumers ..

Activists promote flawed reasoning on food and sustainability

Activists promote flawed reasoning on food and sustainability

Environmental activists were said to incorporate flawed reasoning in their efforts today to promote an “expert” panel’s report that may be reflected in forthcoming new U.S. dietary guidelines.  The panel’s work has focused for the first time on food and environmental sustainability. Today’s efforts were connected to the U.S. Meatless Mondays campaign and involved a presentation by activists to ..

Why Everyone Should Love Chomping Climate Change!

We’re launching a newly designed Chomping Climate Change website – which we hope you’ll look over, and we welcome your feedback – and we’re doing this because politicians have promised to reverse climate change for more than 20 years, but greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 61% during those 20+ years. Now it’s said that we may ..

Meaty Questions Surround UN Climate Talks

Last week’s UN climate talks set the stage for upcoming talks in Paris, and it’s clear that what’s being discussed will not bind politicians to do what’s needed. Indeed, politicians have promised to reverse climate change for more than 20 years – but in that period, greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 61%. Now it’s ..

How turkey this Thanksgiving might save our world

How turkey this Thanksgiving might save our world

It turns out that there’s actually a way to address climate change through Americans’ enjoyment of turkey this Thanksgiving. It’s based on the following facts. First, if climate change continues to worsen, then we may have less to give thanks for in the coming years, as climate change imperils agricultural production. Climate change also exposes hundreds ..

Why it’s a big fat lie that the world needs 70 percent more food by 2050

Why it’s a big fat lie that the world needs 70 percent more food by 2050

In the past five years, it’s become commonplace to write that the world will need 70% more food by 2050. But that’s a big fat lie, and here’s why. Human population in 2014 has risen to 7.1 billion. The UN Population Division’s medium-variant projection for human population in 2050 is 9.6 billion, while its low-variant project for human population ..