Posts in Sustainability
How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree

When it comes to purchasing your Christmas tree I would recommend opting for a real Christmas tree and ideally look for one that was grown close to home. Since Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states you should be able to research a farm in your area, or a seller who sources its trees from your state or region.

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5 Sustainable And Eco-Friendly Textiles Changing The Fashion Industry For Good

Today eco friendly textiles are becoming increasingly more popular and important in reshaping our global garment industry. From growing and engineering sustainable fabrics to making organic clothing the gold standard, our global fashion industry is changing for good with the help of five eco-friendly and sustainable textiles.

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A Conscious Guide To Navigating Black Friday And Cyber Monday

Feeling overwhelmed by all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales emails getting thrown your way? Trust me you are not alone. While it is clear (from the countless video recordings of stampedes on malls) that excessive consumerism is still alive and well, I do really believe that more and more people are choosing to opt-out of this particular buying weekend, or are at least choosing to make purchases with much more thought and intention.

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Saving Our Forests, Saving Our Planet, Saving Our Future

Forests cover 31% of our planet, and are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. In fact, our forests are home to more than 70% of all the plants and animal species on earth, which are currently losing their native habitats due to deforestation.

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How To Host A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Which is why the tips I am going to share with you are the kind that can easily fly under the radar of your friends and family. The goal isn’t to have everyone show up at your house and announce that this Thanksgiving is going to be a sustainable, zero waste, etc. event. Instead you want to show by example how this Thanksgiving with a few changes can be just as wonderful, and a whole lot better for the planet.

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5 Tools To Help You Get Informed And Vote In Favor Of Public Health And The Environment This Mid-Term Election

There are many ways that you can positively impact the environment every single day, but Nov. 6th is one day in-particular when your voice and actions really matter. While many may feel exhausted and turned off from the state of our current political climate, the truth of the matter is that when it comes to combating climate change policy matters.

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Get Outside This Holiday Season: A Sustainable Guide To Enjoying The Great Outdoors

When it comes to getting outside and enjoying the outdoors this holiday season it’s so important that we not only think about where we are choosing to spend our time, but how. This is another form of challenging our comfort zones because so often when enjoying nature we take more than we give, and it’s something we (aka anyone who wants to enjoy the environment) should think more about.

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5 Steps To Creating "A Life Less Throwaway"

It’s not enough to demand that the things we own last a lifetime, we need to change the behavior around how we own them. We need to learn how to own less, but better. We need to stop thinking of our planet as “away” and start realizing that most items we purchase will either end up in the homes of our future generations, or will end up in landfills. There is no “away” — so let’s stop acting like it.

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How To Eat Seasonally And Locally All Year Long (Yes Even In The Winter)

The key to eating seasonally and locally all year long if you live in a climate with four distinct seasons is planning. Without some planning and preparation you honestly will be lucky to get to December before you are leaning heavily on foods grown half way around the world.

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Jewelry That Is Changing Lives: How To Choose An Ethical Jewelry Brand

Jewelry is an incredible form of self-expression and has been used all around the world for centuries to represent different cultures and traditions. Unfortunately, it also has been used as a form of exploitation and oppression, when certain precious metals and stones become popular and valuable to those in power who see the economic potential of these metals and stones.

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10 Budget Friendly Sustainable Fashion Brands

One of the most common questions I get asked when it comes to shopping sustainable fashion is where to find budget friendly/affordable sustainable fashion alternatives. Honestly, it's a valid question and one that can sometimes complicated to address.

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How To Choose A Safe Sunscreen This Summer (Both For Your Body And The Planet)

The warm summer days are finally here, which means lots of time outside enjoying this beautiful time of year. But with long days spent in the sun ahead, it is so important that you choose a safe sunscreen that will help protect your skin while you enjoy your time at the beach, by the pool, or wherever your summer activities may take you.

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