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July 27, 2021

FANCY SCIENTIST PODCAST EPISODE: GOING ZERO WASTE/CIRCULAR ECONOMY WITH ALEXA SMITH

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July 3, 2021

Polysemy (n.): the co-existence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase (Oxford Languages).

One common example of polysemy might be a verb like ‘to get,’ which can mean ‘to procure’ (as in ‘get the reusable cup’), ‘to become’ (as in ‘get more environmentally-conscious’), or ‘to understand’ (as in ‘get the impact of our consumer choices’) (Vocabulary.com). In most contexts, at least for native speakers of a language, it can be relatively easy to decipher which meaning is intended in a particular scenario.

However, this collective, implied understanding is not always the case, especially when the polysemous word in…

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June 27, 2021

As the old saying goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover… but do judge it by its title… and also its cover.”

Okay so maybe that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but this is definitely the mantra myself and most other authors adopt while designing our own beautiful books. Much as we may try to deny it, appearance and first impressions matter. Certainly our outer appearance and initial interactions may not be an accurate representations of ourselves or our work, but they undoubtedly affect the attitudes and tones of the people we are associating with. …

 

June 19, 2021

“Bulk piles of apples, sweet potatoes, and onions decorate the produce section of a local grocery store. Eye-catching prices accompany the whole foods, announcing sales such as fifty-eight cents a pound for organic bananas or twenty-one cents a pound for watermelons. These incredible deals may stimulate frantic customers to stock up on fresh food like it’s going out of fashion, stuffing every corner of their carts with colorful fruits and vegetables. As wonderful a deal as these discounts may be, something to pore over is what these prices are actually paying for. Of course, the delicious and sweet interior of these fruits is included, but so are the bits of waste that inherently come with them...

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June 12, 2021

You’ll see by the end of this article how a sandwich can help solve the climate crisis.

The circular economy is a blazing topic nowadays — making its appearance in everything from mainstream media, like the New York Times , to sustainability think tanks where the concept has been seen as a strategy to “close the loop” in addressing climate action.

According to the 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

, a trailblazing circular economy advocacy group, while targeting our energy usage (whether that be making it more efficient, transitioning to renewable sources, etc.) …

 

June 5, 2021

Good morning, afternoon, evening, or night!

My name is Alexa Smith and I am the 20-year-old author of a book called An Economic Eclipse: Shifting Toward a Sustainable Future by Eliminating Waste. After nine months of developing and nourishing this product of my imagination, I was finally able to release it out into the world on 

Amazon

, the most popular book purchasing platform in the world.

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