“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use, and water use. . . . It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car, as these only cut greenhouse gas emissions.”
Author: Jessian Choy
By day, Jessian Choy, aka "Ms. Green," co-creates laws and contracts and co-manages SF Approved, a site of green products she helped create at San Francisco Department of Environment. By night, she serves on the board of Earth Island Institute and shares fun and draconian tricks for a happy, equitable, green world—occasionally via dance videos, mad libs, behavior change, negotiation and public speaking workshops. She also gets her hands dirty greening homes, events and organizations and gives talks on affordable housing and transportation. Deeper into the night, she petitions dictionaries to be less sexist.
Ask Ms. Green: How We Can Hold Companies Accountable for Toxic Menstrual Products
I mailed unused Lunapads and Thinx menstrual underwear to Dr. Graham Peaslee, a nuclear scientist at the University of Notre Dame who discovered PFAS chemicals in fast-food wrappers in 2017, and his undergraduate student assistant Robert Bartsch. The results are in, and I’m afraid it’s bad news.
Ms. Green: Meet the Advice Columnist Taking on the Climate Crisis
I am honored to be your Ms. Green—an Asian woman searching for unicorn solutions that can help us build a truly equitable, green world.