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Patagonia’s Business Model: A Company that is Financially & Sustainably Successful

In business, smart decision-making is imperative to the success of a company. Most would agree that it would be a poor decision to advertise a product that would discourage customers from buying it, yet Patagonia did just that. The company ran a public relations campaign telling customers to not purchase their jackets as an anti-consumerist […]

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Seasonal Eating May Imply Less Avocado Toast, but More Environmental Benefits

Buying in-season fruits and vegetables is accessible through farmers markets, local gardens, and small grocers. However, buying out-of-season produce has increased with advancements in technology and improving the way food is grown, transported, and distributed. Fertilizers, pesticides, and unnatural growing patterns allow for food items to be purchased at any time of the year. This […]

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Despite Increasing Climate Threats, Climate Anxiety Decreases among Massachusetts Residents

Massachusetts residents have less climate anxiety this year than in past years, according to 2022 data from The Boston Globe. Climate urgency or anxiety, the view that the climate crisis and accompanying natural disasters are causes for concern, impacts issue prioritization among constituents. The Globe article compares the present lack of climate urgency to Massachusetts […]

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Masculinity and Environmentalism: What it Means to Be a Man in America

What does it mean to be a man in America? According to the American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men, “components of traditional masculinity such as emotional stoicism, homophobia, not showing vulnerability, self-reliance, and competitiveness” are hallmarks of “growing up manly” in the United States. Men are encouraged to embrace their […]