Our mission is to change the dialog around the climate crisis. We aim to move from “fear” to “change” so we can all participate in the solutions that will heal our distressed home planet.
Since eco18 was launched in 2011 a lot has changed. The climate, our government, worldwide uncertainty, the #MeToo movement, plant-based foods, the opioid crisis, an acceleration of natural disasters, deforestation, endangered species, and a new generation demanding change to name a few.
What hasn’t changed is that eco18 remains a collective of creative writing individuals with a common goal—to live a healthier more natural lifestyle. However, the urgency of how we all change our habits to protect and preserve our home planet has escalated significantly. We cannot wait for those who do not believe in climate change to get on board and we certainly can’t wait for our government to take the lead. Each one of us has to advocate for our earth and our oceans. We have to clean up our act, raise the green bar, and not leave it to the next generation to do what we should have been doing all along.
As Greta Thunberg said, “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.”
The passion and commitment of this new generation of activists inspires us to change our daily habits. Of course, habit change is difficult, but the key lies in replacing one habit with another. At eco18 we want to help you take mini steps — too-small-to-fail actions that can put you on the path of sustainable change. Change that will collectively make the difference to healing the health of our planet and every living creature on it.
Let’s work to transform the planetary crisis from a “war on” mentality to “refocusing on connections”. How we are all interconnected to each other and the earth will ultimately bring us all to a place of agreement that we love our living earth and we want it to flourish with abundant life.
Sue Taggart – Founder & Editor in Chief
Giselle Chollett – Sr. Editor
Catie Brown – Environmental Editor
Sara White – Lifestyle Editor
Michael Kravit – Travel and Culture Editor
Rachel Collins – Technology Editor
A NYC based social media marketing consultant, but her passion for the
environment goes back to her days as an elementary school student choosing the subject of her biography report as Rachel Carson (because, having similar names was obviously the most important criteria. Obviously!). Her biggest environmental passions currently include wanting to transition to organic, regenerative farming (thanks Rachel Carson), the rise of plastics in the oceans (reusable bags are awesome), and climate change (we can make a difference!). When she’s not writing on all things eco, you can find Rachel re-watching the entirety of 30 Rock, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack for the 500th time, and lamenting over another loss from her Cincinnati Bengals.
Charlinda Brewster – Social Editor
I am a Senior Designer with 7+ years of experience in Branding, Logo, Digital and Print Design. In the past I have worked for companies such as L’Oreal, Innisfree, Viacom and more. Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Minnesota, both my parents enriched my life with all mediums of art. My fondest memories are when my mom would take me to the rose garden near the lakes and we’d paint watercolors of the roses. As a creative, I strive to keep challenging myself to find fun new ways to express ideas. I charge my creative battery through traveling, taking walks in neighborhoods that are waiting to be explored, and coffee…always coffee.