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Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

  New Orleans is unlike any other city I’ve ever visited. The word “fecund” comes to mind. New Orleans was built on a swamp – it’s tropical, hot, humid air and French influence gives it an air of a jubilant island colony wedged into the conservative foreign country that is the South. The porches of...
  • Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    City Park Foraging Tours Weekends 11:45 am – 3:45 pm Because of the warm winter, many early season edibles are already around, such as daylily shoots, flowering hairy bittercress, lesser celandine, chickweed, curly dock and bitter dock, garlic mustard, rockweed, wild carrots, as well as common evening primrose. $20 suggested donation. Call Wildman Steve Brill...
    How to Save Water Through Your Fashion Choices

    How to Save Water Through Your Fashion Choices

    Ever thought about how much water it took to make your cotton t-shirt? How about three years worth of drinking water for one t-shirt! That’s a lot of water; 2,700 litres to be exact. Pretty shocking right? Here's how to celebrate World Water Day with your fashion!
    My Clean Beauty Travel Bag + Favorite Travel-Sized Non-Toxic Toiletries

    My Clean Beauty Travel Bag + Favorite Travel-Sized Non-Toxic Toiletries

    I’m a proud ambassador for the clean beauty store Follain, which offers many of the brands in my travel kit! Enjoy 10% off your purchase through March 31 using the code FOLLAINFRIENDS. My travel bag used to suffer from Free Shit Syndrome. Everything in there, save for my razor, was something random that had been given to...
    6 Tips for Living Sustainably and Harmoniously With Your Partner

    6 Tips for Living Sustainably and Harmoniously With Your Partner

    When it comes to things like cooking, cleaning, organization, finances, etc., there is no one size fits all formula for conscious cohabitation. However, here are some tips that can help you live sustainably and harmoniously with your partner.
    I Lived in a Tiny Home for a Year: Here's What That's Like

    I Lived in a Tiny Home for a Year: Here’s What That’s Like

    A few years ago, coinciding with some big life changes (job, relationship, etc) I decided to move into a 1970 pop up tent trailer. I bought it from a friend who bought it on craigslist site unseen for $200... And just like that, I was a home owner! She definitely was not perfect, but she...
    Weekend Reading: the Health Department Doesn't Want You to Panic, but...

    Weekend Reading: the Health Department Doesn’t Want You to Panic, but…

    Hey readers, I’m in the Dominican Republic for the next five days, checking out its natural wonders. Follow along on Instagram! The two other founders of the Ethical Writers Coalition and I shared the why and how of our group, plus why ethical bloggers are so much better to work with! | Rank & File...