Currently: Off to Southern Spain & Morocco

February 28, 2020

As I write this, I am sitting at an Amtrak station about to board a train to go to the airport, where my mom and I are departing for southern Spain. For months we had been planning a trip over my spring break to Rome and southern Italy. Due to the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus, however, at the very last minute (literally the day of our flight) we changed our plans. 

5 Simple Ways to Live More Sustainably

February 23, 2020

1. Eat Less Meat.

Reducing your meat consumption is one of the most efficient ways to reduce your carbon footprint. I recently came across an infographic stating that going one year without paper saves 8.5 trees, but going one year without beef saves 3,432 trees. 

Because I have been a vegetarian for around three and half years, to me the idea of eating less meat seems relatively easy, however I know that for the vast majority of people it might pose a challenge. Reducing your meat consumption does not have to be a drastic and immediate change, however. You can start of by simply having "meatless Mondays" and encouraging your friends and family to do so as well. In addition to saving the planet, by eating less meat you will also be seriously benefiting your body and personal health.