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Posts Tagged ‘Environmentally Self-Conscious’

As it stands, millennial minimalism is not sustainable, so we need to stop pretending that it is. I plan to use the term “millennial minimalism” to loosely refer to the recent shift in consumerism, where millennials in particular, along with Generation Y, have supposedly ceased consuming the same disposable products...

Around this time, as the weather starts getting undeniably hot, there’s a cultural impulse to clean out our living spaces. I clearly remember my mother pulling back her hair and getting out the garbage bags, and angrily scrubbing the kitchen floor. This tradition of spring cleaning was passed to me, and I fell into...

Why even bother? As someone who used to be thoroughly unconcerned with environmental issues, I can attest to the fact that it’s exceedingly easy to disregard small choices that concern our environment. It’s become a common trope—the white girl who wants to save the world but smokes weed instead, and stands tall on her...