Michele C. Hollow

Michele C. Hollow writes about pets, climate, and health. She’s a long-time animal lover who cares deeply about the environment and sustainability. As a kid, Michele took zoology courses at the Bronx Zoological Society. She still enjoys learning about and spending time with animals. Birding is her newest hobby. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, GoodRX, Parents, AARP, The Guardian, and other publications. She’s a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. You can connect with her on Twitter at @michelechollow.

Mechanical trees reduce CO2
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Mechanical trees can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere 1,000 times faster than their natural counterparts.
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Due to California wildfires, the Napa Valley may cease to be a premier wine producing region within a decade.
Dog poo cleanup
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Pet waste should be disposed of in the trash. Dumping it down the toilet or composting in the garden leads to pollution of water and soil. 
Reduce pet's carbon footprint
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A medium-size dog’s carbon foot (paw) print is comparable to a large SUV. Learn how to reduce your pet's impact on the planet.
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If you're in the market for a pet to add to your family, the most eco-friendly option is to adopt an animal from a local shelter.
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