Plastic Bans and Zero Waste Won’t Solve Everything | Policy-Driven Ways to Combat Climate Change

Though individual activism and the zero waste movement can be useful tools, they tend to ignore the fact that individual choices can’t solve the problem of climate change if policies and corporations don’t get on board with our actions.

Why Charity Navigator Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All, Especially for Social Enterprises

Part of the Complexity Series Why Charity Navigator Doesn't Work for Small Nonprofits Charity Navigator advertises itself as the authoritative source on responsible nonprofits. By combing financial data and assigning a score for things like fundraising, administrative, and marketing costs, along with transparency standards, it ranks nonprofits in order of best to worst. This sounds…

How the Cruelty Free Label Oversells Veganism

This post is part of the Complexity series: posts intended to explore social justice and ethics issues with nuance, understanding, and ultimately hope. I will bring in several guest writers throughout the series, so stay tuned.Written by Stephanie Villano and originally published on Here & There Collective. Reposted with permission. Even if you aren’t vegan,…

Swords Into Plowshares: Rising Above The War Metaphor in Social Justice Work

Welcome to the Complexity series: posts intended to explore social justice and ethics issues with nuance, understanding, and ultimately hope. I will bring in several guest writers throughout the series, so stay tuned. --- The US political climate in the Trump age is burdensome to say the least. Fear yields anxiety yields rage yields exhaustion.…