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34 Eco-Friendly Mother's Day Gifts for the Pampered Mom

34 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts for the Pampered Mom

When choosing a Mother’s Day gift, you of course want to make sure it’s sustainable. But also important is the message you’re conveying. Mother’s Day is about showing appreciation for all the unpaid work your mother did raising you, recognizing all the worrying she did on your account, and the sacrifices she made. (Also, that...
  • Green Beauty Review: YURKKU Tamborine Cleanser

    Green Beauty Review: YURKKU Tamborine Cleanser

    The first thing you should know about me is that I am an erratic and disloyal cleanser user. My nightly routine consists of fractionated coconut oil – the less greasy, nearly odorless cousin of regular coconut oil – applied to damp skin followed by steaming hot water. If I’m feeling extra fancy, I’ll follow with...
    Review: Simply Co. Laundry Detergent Is Deceptively Effective

    Review: Simply Co. Laundry Detergent Is Deceptively Effective

    by Julie Kleber It’s 8PM when I walk through the door after my 12 hour shift as a nurse. Pen marks, sweat stains, yes, even a few splotches of bodily fluids have amassed my scrubs. I throw them into my already overflowing hamper and eye the washer. I’m usually in somewhat of a rush doing...
    22 Sustainable Bloggers on How They Honor the Earth Every Day

    22 Sustainable Bloggers on How They Honor the Earth Every Day

      It’s hard not to be cynical about Earth Day, when you’re a sustainability advocate. Like, why just one day? Why plant trees one day of the year? Why pick up trash only one day a year? Why try to make your business slightly more sustainable only one day a year? Sure, maybe Earth Day...
    I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! April 21st Edition

    I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! April 21st Edition

     Wild Western Bride at the Daisy & Elizabeth Wild West Pop-Up Saturday, April 30 12 – 8 pm and Sunday 12 – 6 pm @ 439 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn Brooklyn designers Daisy Hartmann and Elizabeth NeSmith of ethical lingerie label Daisy & Elizabeth have put together the perfect concept shop for festival season, Wild West Brooklyn. Located in the southside...
    Green Beauty Review: Lizora Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream

    Green Beauty Review: Lizora Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream

      When Lizora challenged me to use its Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream for seven days in place of my regular skincare routine, I was initially skeptical. I’ve used multi-purpose beauty balms in the past and found they only work well as either a cleanser or moisturizer, but definitely not both. But Lizora’s promise of 100%...
    Can Illegal Drugs Be Sustainable and Ethical?

    Can Illegal Drugs Be Sustainable and Ethical?

    This topic has been on my mind since before I even started EcoCult, but I’ve never had the confidence to tackle it until now. I figure, 4/20 is as good a time as ever to explore the intersection (or lack thereof) of the sustainable/ethical world, and illegal substances. This might seem like a weird topic…...
    Sustainable Street Style: Work Hard, Socialize Hard

    Sustainable Street Style: Work Hard, Socialize Hard

    In the past couple of weeks, I have found myself in the possession of two shirtdresses, one white and one black. I’ve realized, much too late, that they are the ultimate versatile wardrobe item. Brunch, work, church, dinner date, happy hour, networking events – what fashion question can’t be solved with a good shirtdress? The...