#MoveTheDate 2019

Earth Overshoot Day is on July 29th this year. Earth Overshoot Day is an important environmental day to learn about. This day gives us an idea how much of the earth's resources we are using annually. Or better yet, it predicts on what day we will have used all of the natural resources that earth…

#PointlessPlastic

Plastic was created for the sake of human convenience. Invented in 1898 and popularized in the 1960s, plastic replaced heavy materials (such as metal) and has since been used for nearly anything, everywhere (The Atlantic, 2014). It’s used so much that plastic pollution has become a prominent issue for the entire world—coastal cities are the…

World Oceans Day 2018

Image source: NYC Plastic Bag Report This World Ocean's Day, StayBlooming.com is challenging you! Ocean health is not something that we hear about often but it definitely affects you.  With our planet being made up of 71% water, salt water makes up 97.5% of that. The quality and condition of our oceans affect marine life,…

Some Triumph for African Lions

Image source: ABC News (2015) Most of us aren't aware of how African lion hunting actually takes place. So although this article regards some triumph for African lions -- I equally want to disclose that it's not a full ban on trophy hunting of these marvelous felines. A private U.S. pro-hunting group Safari Club International has…

10 Necessary Factors for a Sustainable Environment

1. Combating poverty is a central goal because poverty reduces access to healthcare, education, and other essential components of development. 2. Reducing resource consumption is a global consideration, but wealthy regions are responsible for most of the world's consumption. For example, the United States and Europe have less than 15 percent of the world's population,…

Reader Appreciation

For all of January 2018, I was extremely delighted to see an increase in international readers. I try my best to tailor StayBlooming.com's content for anyone to find relatable, interesting, or educational -- so this is a little accomplishment I want to celebrate. Oftentimes I feel limited because I live in New York City and…

5-Minute City Clean-up Challenge

Last summer, I featured the 5-Minute Beach Clean-up Challenge to push the environmental agenda while we had free time on the beach. Respectively, there's now an Instagram to get the same volunteer effort into our cities. An effort that is StayBlooming.com worthy and I want to challenge you guys to get in on it. The…

Ivory Victory in China

Image source: National Geographic (2016) It's with much contentment to announce that China has finally banned ivory. Chinese authorities announced this decision one year ago, promising that by the end of 2017 they would close all ivory business and implement a ban. Now it is officially so! Elephant populations declined at an alarming rate from…

What is Social Responsibility?

Social responsibility is always on my mind. The reason why I write is because of social responsibility. The reason why I feel a strong desire to educate people about the environment and self-care is due to social responsibility. The reason why I devote my time to express what are non-traditional ideas is all owed to…

Starting An Environmental Conversation

Over the last few months, it has become increasingly important to begin an environmental conversation. I always touch on this because the environment is a topic that a lot of people don't realize is a priority. With politics finally shedding some light on how important it is, from local communities to internationally, I find myself…