Sustainability

The most sustainable country for fashion

Pont d’Avignon
Photo by Lauren Zurcher

Child labor. Environmental pollutants. Exploitation. Greed. Words associated with the fashion industry? You better believe it. Fashion houses hurt our world more than you can imagine, but now, some nations are fighting back. This article looks at which country leads the way in sustainable fashion.

6 ways to be a more environmentally conscious fashion consumer

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We are all guilty of having consumed fast fashion items at some point in our lives, however, many of us are starting to realize the inhumane practices within the industry and understand how much of a negative impact fast fashion has on our planet and people. So, now what? This article presents six specific ways you can become a more environmentally conscious fashion consumer.

Don’t let greenwashing fool you

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More and more people are becoming aware of fast fashion and its negative impact on the world. There are innumerable fast fashion brands, some of which claim to be more environmentally friendly than we may think. Regardless of how they try to portray themselves, it is no secret they all contribute in some way to large amounts of waste and pollution, exploitative labor practices, and public health hazards. This article dives into the notion of “greenwashing” and how not to be fooled as a conscientious consumer.

Plan(e)t-based eating

“Chips n’ Guac” from Peace Pies, a vegan restaurant in San Diego
Photo by Lauren Zurcher

It is no secret that there is an epidemic in the U.S. relating directly to diet, specifically to consuming animal products. However, not only do these dietary habits lead to poor health and pre-mature deaths, they also have a negative effect on the environment. Animal agriculture is killing both the planet and its people. 

Creating sustainable lives for refugees with the University of Denver’s Ready for American Hospitality (RAH) program

The Ready for American Hospitality program, also known as RAH, is a collaboration between the African Community Center, a refugee resettlement agency in Denver, and the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver. The program began in 2012 with the mission of creating sustainable lives for refugees and enabling effective learning experiences for responsible leadership. Since its establishment, the program has accommodated over 300 refugee students, asylum seekers, and immigrants.

After a natural disaster: Designating non-buildable land

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Photo by Lauren Zurcher

Natural disasters have caused massive amounts of damages everywhere in the world throughout the past year. Costs for damages can temporarily bring local and regional businesses to a standstill. Economists say that recent disasters in Texas, Florida, California, and Puerto Rico will cost billions of dollars in recovery, medical, and re-building efforts in both the public and the private sectors.