The Paisano

Peas on Earth

Hand drawn graphic of vegetables and a carton of French fries

Katrina Clements

August 30, 2018

Excess production and consumption of meat and dairy has led to a dying planet  Raised awareness of human contribution to the downfall of our environment has made some individuals ask themselves, “What can I do to make a change?” One of the most popular eco-friendly trends has been transitioning...

Strawless in Seattle

The beaches of Guyana littered with tires and waste.
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Natalia Brookens

August 21, 2018

The recent fad of reducing plastic straw usage draws attention to larger ocean waste. Recently, social media has been filled with images and videos of beaches covered in plastic, as well as sea animals washed ashore dead with their stomachs filled with plastic.  Of the 260 million tons of plastic p...

Pollution couture

Photo Courteousy of Creative Commons

Robin Molina

November 1, 2017

Fashion is the world’s second largest pollutant. Practically every step in the production process, from cotton farming to laundering leaves a carbon footprint on the environment. There is no denying the allure of a new pair of jeans or shoes. The option to reinvent and reclaim ourselves through our s...