Going Public!

A few days ago, I came across a National Geographic competition called Chasing Genius. You can submit ideas for Sustainability, Global Health, or Feeding 9 Billion. I decided to enter in the Sustainability category – it requires only a few paragraphs of descriptive text and a one-minute video. I had it on my to-do list … Continue reading Going Public!

How to Review a Small Business (California by Train, Part 2)

Since I’ve never really gone into it before, I want to say a little bit about how I research and write Green Stars reviews of restaurants, cafés, bars, stores, etc. I did look at Starbucks in a recent post, but smaller businesses are a different kettle of fish since you’re not dealing with a massive … Continue reading How to Review a Small Business (California by Train, Part 2)

California by Train

Last month, I wanted to travel around a bit and write Green Stars reviews of restaurants, cafés, stores, etc. In the end I decided to travel by Amtrak (the semi-private US rail system) after discovering that their California Rail Pass is a pretty good deal. So, I’m going to describe how the rail pass works … Continue reading California by Train

Starbucks Social and Environmental Impact – Poll Results

Helloooo! Last month I took a look at the social and environmental impact of Starbucks and included a poll for you to chime in. Thank you for taking the time to vote; here are the results: Average Rating for Starbucks: 2.3 Green Stars.   (Even if you were to ignore the 1-star votes, the average … Continue reading Starbucks Social and Environmental Impact – Poll Results

Daily Footprint, #21 – Milk, Part 2: Comparison of plant-based milks

Greetings! In this post, I’m going to take a look at the social and environmental impact of several plant-based milks. But since the purpose of the Green Stars Project is to encourage you all to start rating stuff, I won’t attempt to be encyclopedic (not that I could be). Besides, my opinion is just one … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #21 – Milk, Part 2: Comparison of plant-based milks

Like a Boss.

For a change, this is going to be a short post, written in a few minutes. It feels so liberating not having to put a week of research into a post 🙂 Take a quick look at this ad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfHxTqfuZ28 Here's a transcript: *** How do you want to live? As a decent person? Not … Continue reading Like a Boss.

Daily Footprint, #21 – Milk: Cow versus Hazelnut

A lot of people are unsure of what kind of milk to go for these days. Some are moving away from dairy and switching to plant-based milks for ethical and/or health reasons. So I’m going to take a look at some factors to consider when choosing (or making) milk. First, let’s take a look at … Continue reading Daily Footprint, #21 – Milk: Cow versus Hazelnut