About Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy is a Content Creator at Global Citizen. He believes apathy is the biggest threat to creating a more just world and tries his hardest to stay open-minded and curious. Living in New York keeps him aware of how interconnected our world is, how every action has ripples. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University.

Stories

  1. Article: Crickets, Algae, Forgotten Vegetables: How This 'Final Table' Chef Took on the World's Broken Food System
    Food & Hunger

    Crickets, Algae, Forgotten Vegetables: How This 'Final Table' Chef Took on the World's Broken Food System

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 14, 2019

    “Bite by bite we’re eating the planet.” Read more

  2. Article: This Town Was Drowning in Plastic. Now It's a Model of Sustainability.
    Environment

    This Town Was Drowning in Plastic. Now It's a Model of Sustainability.

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 14, 2019

    The town operates like plastic is a thing of the past. Read more

  3. Article: Illegal Plastic-Burning Factories Fill Town With Toxic Fumes, Forcing Malaysia to Act
    Environment

    Illegal Plastic-Burning Factories Fill Town With Toxic Fumes, Forcing Malaysia to Act

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 13, 2019

    "I couldn't sleep at night because it was so smelly. I became like a zombie, I was so tired.” Read more

  4. Article: Malawi Boy Who Saved His Village From Famine at Center of New Netflix Film
    Food & Hunger

    Malawi Boy Who Saved His Village From Famine at Center of New Netflix Film

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 13, 2019

    “William’s story represents, what has to be, the future in countries like Malawi.” Read more

  5. Article: This Water Bottle Dissolves if It Ever Enters the Ocean
    Environment

    This Water Bottle Dissolves if It Ever Enters the Ocean

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 12, 2019

    “It’s kind of sidestepping the need for the recycling system we have.” Read more

  6. Article: Researchers Just Found a Brilliant Way to Convert Plastic Waste Into Fuel
    Finance & Innovation

    Researchers Just Found a Brilliant Way to Convert Plastic Waste Into Fuel

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 12, 2019

    The method could buy companies some time as they invest in plastic alternatives. Read more

  7. Article: Sea Turtle Populations Soared by 980% After Legal Protections: Report
    Environment

    Sea Turtle Populations Soared by 980% After Legal Protections: Report

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 11, 2019

    "We should celebrate the act's track record of reducing harms." Read more

  8. Article: The 6 Most Inspiring Speeches From the 2019 Grammys
    Citizenship

    The 6 Most Inspiring Speeches From the 2019 Grammys

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Feb. 11, 2019

    "Music shows us that all of it matters.” Read more

  9. Article: These 7 Grammy Nominees Are Making the World a Better Place
    Citizenship

    These 7 Grammy Nominees Are Making the World a Better Place

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 8, 2019

    The star-studded evening often highlights both artistry and activism. Read more

  10. Article: Student-Led Climate Protests Sweeping the Globe Are Coming to the US
    Environment

    Student-Led Climate Protests Sweeping the Globe Are Coming to the US

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 8, 2019

    Young people are tired of waiting for climate action. Read more