When it comes to ditching plastic wrap and plastic tupperware for good one of the most common concerns that people have is that their food will go bad quicker without the use of plastic. I want to help change this misconception because the length of time you are able to store or keep your food really has nothing to do with plastic, and everything to do with how you are storing it and how you are planning your food purchases.Read More
Swimsuit shopping isn't always the easiest, but when it comes to finding sustainable, eco-friendly swimsuit brands that you can feel good wearing I wanted to help make the process a little bit easier. With summer right around the corner, I pulled together five of my favorite sustainable and eco-friendly swimsuit brands that have a wide price range for almost any budget.Read More
Ask just about anyone you know these days and they most likely will agree that life is moving FAST. Work hours have gotten longer, time spent out in nature has decreased while time spent in front of screens has increased and guess what – people as a whole are feeling pretty stressed out.Read More
When was the last time you thought about where your food comes from? And no I don't mean the aisles of your local grocery store, I mean where did it truly comes from? Where was it planted, grown, watered, harvested, prepared, packaged, and shipped from so that it could arrive in your supermarket?Read More
April is known as Earth Month, but it’s more common that people celebrate Earth Day on April 22. On Earth Day some people will turn off their lights more frequently or they’ll make the extra effort to recycle instead of throwing everything in the trash. While it’s wonderful to bring everyone together for a good purpose, it’s important to reflect on the fact that green efforts should be made in a sustainable way that can be practiced all year round.Read More
What I have found working in public health nutrition and sustainability is that people really do care and are willing to make changes that will positively impact their health and the health of the planet...most people just need guidance and education as to where to begin.Read More
April is Earth Month, which you could probably guess is my favorite month of the year...it is also my birth month, so we just have lots of good vibrations going on over here this month.
But, this Earth Month I wanted to talk to you all about ways in which you can embrace your own personal impact and in doing so, positively support the world around you. I truly do believe that normal, everyday people have so much power to change the world, and I want to be a part of empowering whoever you are who is reading this to discover your own personal impact.Read More
If there is anything I have realized working in both food and water security in developing countries it is that there are many many players involved in creating true change capable of making a long-lasting, sustainable impact.
That could be through an international humanitarian aid organization, through a local community NGO or even a local congregation or business. There are many ways that people, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions etc., can help to create change within the system...the goal is that they do so collectively to create the longest lasting impact.Read More
Yep you read that right. When I switched to sustainable fashion I not only SAVED money, I also MADE money all while creating a wardrobe that is filled with clothes that I love, and want to wear all the time.Read More
When it comes to sustainable living, I can totally understand how overwhelming it may feel at first. With so many different industries and areas to think about one of the most common questions I get asked from people is "where do I even start?".Read More
Who doesn't have winter skin issues? Whether you are more prone to breakouts, have eczema that always seems to pop up, or have horribly dry skin in the winter, skin issues are no fun. Over the past ten years since my high-school teenage days and all throughout most of my 20's my skin has given me a run for my money.Read More
Going grain free is a pretty popular diet trend these days between gluten-free diets, paleo diets, ketogenic diets, etc. grains (and carbs) have somehow turned into the enemy that everyone wants to avoid. And while there are certain people who I absolutely think this may be good for (specifically those with celiac disease, or those with certain gut issues) generally speaking I really don’t believe that grains are out to harm us.Read More
You guys know that I am so passionate about sustainable living, heck I created this wonderful business for the purpose of sharing as much education and inspiration about sustainable living with as many people as possible. In my life the foundational principles of sustainable living are the leading light that drives virtually everything that I do. From the way I make choices, to the things I prioritize, to the way I wish to treat others, and the impact I want to leave on this world, sustainable living is behind a lot of it.Read More
Yep, you read that right. Last year right after Christmas I decided that I wanted to see what would happen if I stopped shopping fast fashion, aka non-ethically/sustainably produced fashion for an entire year.
A part of me just wanted to test myself, because I love a good challenge, while the other part of me was really worried that I wouldn't be able to do it. After getting a MPH in Global Health I knew that there was so much more to becoming a conscious consumer than just paying attention to where my food was coming from, and after I switched over my skincare to safe-products I knew that I was ready for that next step - my clothing.Read More
There is a giant system at play that brings the food we eat to the shelves of the grocery stores we buy from. The question however, is whether or not this system is serving the people that it is meant to support, and how can we ensure that the health and wellbeing of ALL people benefit from the way our food is produced?Read More
It has been a while since I have done a favorites post, but with the holidays coming up and gift giving on everyones minds, I figured now would be a great time to update you on some of my favorite clean beauty and skincare items that I have been absolutely loving. Each of these products I have used consistently, and would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to transition their skincare towards more safe and sustainable products, or for the clean beauty junkie who is always looking for something new.Read More