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My 3 Favorite Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Summer and Year-Round

My 3 Favorite Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Summer and Year-Round

This originally appeared on My Kind Closet, a blog for people who want to live more compassionately to the planet and animals. Some  research shows that recreational, or  intermittent, sun exposure (weekend trips to the beach, tropical mid-winter vacations, or ski trips for example) is a risk factor for melanoma. So don’t you dare forego...
  • 7 Edible Flowers That Will Make Your Food Beautiful

    7 Edible Flowers That Will Make Your Food Beautiful

    Food for thought from my friends at Dirt—a home for sharing stories and meals. Head to Dirt.com to explore more on sustainability, one mouthful at a time. When you’re a foodie, the exploration of Mother Nature’s offerings is truly infinite, as it serves as the fuel for authentic food experiences. And if there’s a culinary...
    Shop Artistically Upcycled Eileen Fisher Clothing at Their Brooklyn Pop-Up

    Shop Artistically Upcycled Eileen Fisher Clothing at Their Brooklyn Pop-Up

    When the classic fashion brand Eileen Fisher set out on a journey to be completely sustainable, they started examining their fabrics, researching how to switch from hardy and long-lasting but unsustainable viscose to an equivalent tencel fabric, for example. But eventually, they had to figure out what to do about the question of what customers...
    Should City Girls Get a Hybrid? My Experience With the Chevy Volt

    Should City Girls Get a Hybrid? My Experience With the Chevy Volt

    I’m pretty proud of not owning a car. But that’s because I’m lucky enough to live in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, equidistant from four subway lines that will take me anywhere in the city. I also work from home. And when I have worked in an office, my commute was always pretty simple and easy. I’m...
    FreshRealm Reduces the Time and Waste of Meal Prep

    FreshRealm Reduces the Time and Waste of Meal Prep

    I was talking about meal kit delivery services (of which there are many – I’ve reviewed three so far) with my sister and friend a couple weeks ago, and we narrowed down our dissatisfactions to three things: The packaging waste is out of control. Most of these meal kits come wrapped in all sorts of plastic, in...
    Rootfoot Provides a Modern Ritual for the Conscious Festival Crowd

    Rootfoot Provides a Modern Ritual for the Conscious Festival Crowd

    Rootfoot is a small essential oil company that is grounded in eco-conscious practices and reverence for plants. Founded by Laura Huth, 31, it features roller balls with essential oils, each named after a different spirit animal; aura-enhancing anointing oils with names like Goddess, Warrior and Mystic; organic single-note diffusing oils, eye pillows, and handcrafted leather...
    I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! July 14th Edition

    I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! July 14th Edition

    I need to apologize to my readers and friends in the business. I’ve been so busy packing up and leaving on Fridays throughout the summer, I neglected to put up an events guide for a whole month. I figured it was OK because things slow down in the summer, but I failed to post about...
    The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

    The Best Sustainable, Organic, and Farm-to-Table Wedding Caterers in NYC

    I promised you as I went through the process of planning a sustainable wedding, I would share what I learned with you. Well, the next thing after choosing a venue, for us, was locking down the caterer! I did some heavy research, as I do, and came up with a long and then short list...