Author: Chrisella Herzog

The Plastic Free Challenge: Week 1

As I started researching my options to begin the Plastic Free Challenge, it struck me pretty immediately that this was going to be very difficult. And not just because on my first day I stopped to pick up food while running errands and realized too late that I was holding a disposable coffee cup in my hand. A great deal of the advice on the internet for going plastic-free comes down to DIY. Make your own deodorant! Make your own laundry soap! Make your own glue! Make your own toothpaste! Make your own dog food! Make your own sanitary...

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Going Plastic Free: Our Editor-in-Chief Takes the Challenge

The globe is facing a plastic crisis. Plastic is ubiquitous in our lives: we produce roughly 448 million tons of plastic each year, and about half of it is recyclable. However, only 10 to 13% of plastic waste is ever recycled (only 3% of plastic bags), and when it is, the process requires additional chemicals, virgin materials, and water. Plastic also cannot be recycled indefinitely, as the material degrades with each cycle. The plastic that is thrown away ends up in landfills and oceans, slowly breaking down over millions of years. But plastic is not biodegradable, so the process...

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Call for Articles: Summer 2018

WhiteHat Magazine is seeking articles to be published in our Summer 2018 edition: Africa Rising. Articles should cover stories of innovation, entrepreneurship, and opportunity on the continent, from coding boot camps to startups disrupting finance and energy sectors. We are looking for writing that is well-researched but conversational (as opposed to academic) in tone. Articles should be original and not have been previously published in any other format — print or online. Articles may address topics including, but not limited to: Challenges and opportunities for startups in Africa generally or specific African countries; Profiles of people, especially women, making innovative changes in Africa; The dialogue shift from foreign aid to foreign investment; The role of aid organizations (UN, USAID, etc) in spurring economic development; Social entrepreneurship initiatives (either those that are effective or those that are poorly thought out); Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.   Please avoid wonky or insider language, and remember that you are writing for a global audience. Do not include footnotes, endnotes, or a list of references. Hyperlinks are welcome; however, please do not use Wikipedia as a reference. Before submitting, please read our submission guidelines! Article pitches should be submitted through this form. Pitches are due by July 6, 2018. Final drafts are due July 13,...

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Spring 2018 Edition: Introducing the Ascendant Economy

From the editor: At the current rate of change, it will take almost a century before women reach equality with men. Women aren’t taken seriously as entrepreneurs or corporate leaders. Enough: it’s time for a new model of doing business. It’s time to create a new model, where nontraditional investors and entrepreneurs build companies that are based on their diverse perspectives, values, and needs. Introducing the Ascendant Economy. Our Spring 2018 edition, “Introducing the Ascendant Economy” For all of 2018, we will be donating 10% of every new subscription to non-profit organizations that empower women. – Chrisella Herzog, Editor...

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Podcasting Internship

WhiteHat Magazine is expanding our podcast operations in 2018, and is seeking an intern skilled in audio editing and passionate about podcasting to join us. Candidates may work remotely, but should display close attention to detail, have strong communication skills, and show initiative and self-motivation. Journalism experience is not necessary, but creativity, a willingness to come up with new ideas and experiment, and an ability to learn and adapt quickly are important. Experience using Adobe products is a plus. Interns would be working closely with both the Editor in Chief and the CTO to turn captured audio into publication-ready podcasts. Qualifications Applicants must be at least 18 and attending an accredited institution. Graduate students are also eligible. Candidates should have excellent communication and computer skills, as well as be extremely self-motivated and able to work outside of a structured office environment. Details Interns will be expected to work about 20 hours per week, although the hours and location for working are flexible as long as tasks are completed on time. Internship is unpaid; applicants must receive college credit for their experience. How to apply: Please email your resume and a sample of your audio editing work to Chrisella Herzog, Editor in Chief at editors@whitehatmag.com. Use the email subject line: “Internship...

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