For the past 18 months, I have not washed my hair with “normal” shampoo and rarely use any products on my hair. On my no-poo journey, I discovered something beautiful: soap nuts. Soap nuts, also knowns as soapberries, are naturally occurring nuts found on trees that are cousins of the Lychees. These little gifts from […]
Explore urban gardening and answer Michael Pollan’s question: Why Bother?
Okay, Colorado has stolen my heart.
It is no secret that across many cultures women are subordinate to men and are often expected to take the lowly role of the housewife. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, it is the knowledge and background work of indigenous women that is responsible for the preservation of biodiversity in a patriarchal world that destroys biodiversity. She […]
It has been a while since I have written anything for my Ethics with Em series which is strange because I have so many topics to cover in that area! I took a very inspiring environmental ethics class last semester which really opened my eyes to a million issues. I was particularly inspired by a […]
The following post is based on a movement by Arne Naess that describes the difference between shallow and deep ecological movements. Please read the original piece written by Naess here. What is Shallow vs. Deep Ecology? Arne Naess, an Norwegian professor, draws a definite line between two areas that he calls Shallow Ecology and Deep Ecology. […]
In my last couple of posts, I wrote about a few philosophical theories pertaining to environmental ethics. I wrote about the theory of Reverence for Life and Land Ethic. In studying these two things, I have become more aware of a somethings about me that I have ignored for a long time. I am not only […]