Seas Rise, & Communities Follow

An island sinks into polar seas, and communities across the world stand up. Will you?

GROUNDSWELL

Inaction is denial. Join Groundswell for a safe, clean, more equitable environment.

Conservative Nomad

By conservative, I mean to literally conserve. Tips to live a less wasteful lifestyle.

Reframing Visions of National Security

When it comes to addressing today's violent threats, we're given a choice: clean energy and the environment, or national defense - but do we have to choose?

It Takes a Hurricane ~ Recognizing & Reacting to Environmental Injustice

A comprehensive study completed by the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council in 2013 foreshadowed today's crisis with daunting accuracy ~ so how & why did we end up where we are today? A discussion on the slow violence of climate change and environmental injustice, through the lens of Puerto Rico.

Ways to (Significantly) Reduce Your Plastic Usage

If you have visited any beach anywhere, you’re well aware of humanity’s obvious presence, commonly presented in the form of assorted plastic garbage. Plastic bottles, garbage bags, toys, packaging, containers, micro-plastics… we are that annoying dog that pees on literally everything in sight, obsessively marking our territories with the new-age branding tool that is plastic. ...

One Hundred Hours Later: Still Remarkably Incompetent, and Loving It

Hello world ~ after a sudden and mysterious absence due to a Scientific Diver and Rescue Course, I am back! In light of the 100 hours I spent diving, studying, and training in the ocean, desperately trying to expand my skills in this mysterious underwater world, I thought it would be a great time to ...

Welcome ~ Jules of the Sea

[UPDATE 12/8: Jules of the Sea is now Groundswell.] Hello / Good day / & Welcome to Jules of the Sea Jules of the Sea is a blog featuring environmentally conscious thoughts from yours truly (Julia, A.K.A. Jules) & my wonderful, talented friends. Today I officially launch this blog ~ as an attempt to spread awareness for our ...

A 4-Year-Old’s Thoughts on “Reusable” (but still Plastic) Bags

The ocean contains 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing over 260,000 tons, and it seems California has found a lasting solution to humanity’s plastic epidemic: a new and improved “reusable” plastic bag. Because the answer to less plastic, is more plastic ~ like when you give a drug addict more drugs, a shopping addict more ...

Bigger than Biotech ~ Our Global Food Crisis

“Agriculture is the world’s single largest driver of global environmental change… and at the same time, is most affected by these changes.” Genetically Modified Organism~ This dangerous combination of words evokes a multitude of explosive, contrasting reactions, usually evoking passionate discussion of the inescapable culinary doom of humanity, mentioning of corporate giants like Monsanto, intense confusion over what they are (evident in the video above), and various thoughts about corn.

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