Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. She writes for various websites, and has made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by Mashable.com.

Birkenstock

Why Birkenstock Is Kissing Amazon Goodbye

The German shoe company, founded over 240 years ago, is sick of fake versions of its shoes being sold on the online retailer’s site.

water faucet

Why California Must Continue To Conserve Water

This summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted mandatory water restrictions following higher rainfall this spring. But the state isn’t out of the woods yet.

Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation Establishes An Internal Carbon Tax

“The carbon tax anchors our greenhouse gas reduction strategy in the heart of our business, activating our entire organization in support of our 2020 goal to obtain our energy from non-fossil fuel sources,” said CEO John Replogle in a statement.

Forests

Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Apple believes that “paper, like energy, can be a renewable resource.”

cage-free eggs

Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America’s top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be “a final nail in the coffin” for hen confinement, said the Humane Society of the United States.

Hillary Clinton

The DNC Platform Is Tough On Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our day. So, it’s great to see that the Democratic Party is taking the issue seriously.

GMO labeling

Vermont GMO Labelling to Start Tomorrow

Vermont’s GMO-labeling law, the first passed in the nation, goes into effect on July 1. But not if two senators have their way.