Sustainability made simple

Marlena Angermann

Originally from California, Marlena is a Master's student at the Free University of Berlin studying Sociology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Feminist Studies and Social Movements from the University of California Santa Barbara. Marlena has a record of working in academic research and for social impact start-ups, including the very first zero-waste shop in Germany, Original Unverpackt. She enjoys painting, vegetarian cooking, and Sunday flea markets.

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The 10 Best Hikes in Southern California

Although less mountainous and more densely populated than the Bay Area, SoCal offers lots of natural beauty. Read on for 10 of the best hikes in southern California. Read more

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8 Best California Native Grasses for Landscaping and Gardens

Spruce up your garden and make it more environmentally friendly by adding some California native grasses which are beautiful and easy to take care of! Read more


COP15 vs. COP27: What Was the Difference?

Two similar UN summits, the COP15 and COP27 of 2022 had key differences in their topics of discussion and outcomes. Learn more about the COP15 and what was decided in Montreal in December. Read more

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Non-Renewable Resources: 5 Examples Explained

These five examples of non-renewable resources will give you an idea of how destructive the use of them can be, and why experts insist that we must transition to renewables. Read more

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22 Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas to Surprise Your Partner

From dance classes to raw poetry, these 22 unique Valentine's Day ideas have something for everyone. Read on to find the perfect gift or activity for your loved one this year. Read more

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Running in Snow: 7 Great Tips for Winter Running

Running in the snow can be a bit intimidating. If you're prepared, you can get your workout in and stay safe and warm when jogging in snowy, icy and wet conditions. Read more

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13 Best Indoor Fruit Trees to Grow in Pots

Indoor trees produce delicious fruit if you choose the right ones. Here are the best indoor fruit trees to grow in pots. Read more

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Are you a Narcissist’s Flying Monkey? 7 Signs to Watch Out For

Narcissists may use flying monkeys to legitimize their bad behavior. Here's how to avoid getting caught in their spell — and avoid becoming one yourself. Read more