Poverty

People Turn Garbage Into Cool Stuff All The Time. But THIS Is Awesome!

People Turn Garbage Into Cool Stuff All The Time. But THIS Is Awesome!

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Dumpster diving is a topic that is rising in popularity. Just take a peek at Rob Greenfield! This activist won’t hesitate before jumping in a dumpster, but he’ll also take time to spout reasoning behind why we should work hard to ‘waste less’. According to him and other sources, Americans waste about 40% of their […]

Seattle Raises Minimum Wage to $15, Highest in U.S.

Seattle Raises Minimum Wage to $15, Highest in U.S.

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. After much debate and many sources citing the benefits of raising the minimum wage, one location in the US has decided to adopt change. Seattle recently announced its plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 over the coming years. The deal was forged by Mayor Ed Murray and blessed by labor and business groups alike, reported […]

If you think your old TV is recycled somewhere in a hi-tech building, think again!

If you think your old TV is recycled somewhere in a hi-tech building, think again!

So what exactly happens to all the e-waste generated the world creates?  This recreation area and wetland in Accra (Ghana) has turned into one of the biggest e-waste dumping sites in the world and all the toxic end up in the Atlantic Ocean. Traders from across Europe, the U.S., China and India have therefore reportedly […]

Why Bugs Are an Ancient Food Source for a Healthy Diet

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Chances are you don’t throw cricket protein powder into your morning smoothie or gather other crawling insects for an evening dinner. However, consuming bugs is a practice that has sustained humans for thousands of years, and science continues to share more information on why the implementation of creepy crawlies into […]

America Could End Homelessness By Doing This

America Could End Homelessness By Doing This

If America really cared about solving the problem of homelessness among it’s citizenry, here’s an idea that would work. Oh- and that opening line references the fact that as far back as 2011 empty houses in America outnumbered homeless families by five times, according to Amnesty International. Anyway, let’s say the problem with homeless people […]