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Weekend reading: Please Don't Take My Avocado Toast Away!

Weekend reading: Please Don’t Take My Avocado Toast Away!

I told mindbodygreen my favorite NYC restaurant and comfort food dish along with other NYC wellness leaders. Dig in! | mindbodygreen The Holidays I guarantee you this will be the best eggnog recipe you’ll ever try. | EcoCult archives The end-all-be-all guide to holiday charitable giving. | Reading My Tea Leaves 13 classy ideas for...
  • Fair Trade Zapotec Rugs Are the New Moroccan Rugs

    Fair Trade Zapotec Rugs Are the New Moroccan Rugs

    More striking, just as elegant, and handmade using traditional Zapotec skills, the certified Fair Trade rugs and pillows from Manos Zapotecas' new home line, MZ Casa, mean artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico are getting a fair wage for their beautiful work.
    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    This week you can listen to me talk with Kestrel Jenkins of Awear about sustainable fashion on her Conscious Chatter podcast. We recorded it the day after the election, and I managed to connect the election of Trump with strategies for converting more people to sustainable fashion. (iTunes link.) Fashion Today, on Black Friday, Patagonia is...
    Sustainable Presents for Everyone! My Big, Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    Sustainable Presents for Everyone! My Big, Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    Sure, this season shouldn’t be about stuff. It’s about showing the people you care about that you love them. It’s about sharing food with family and friends and those less fortunate. It’s about celebrating the life of a persecuted Middle Eastern refugee from 2,000 years ago. But, you really can’t deny that unwrapping a present is...
    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    The nightmare continues this week. But it’s good it’s still a nightmare. As soon as we start thinking all of this is normal, that’s when this becomes a certified autocracy. Stay mad. Stay shocked. Stay horrified. Stay safe. Action Nichole’s 5-step plan for the Trump presidency is on point. | Green or Die Make yourself...
    How to Cook, Gift, and Travel Sustainably This Holiday Season

    How to Cook, Gift, and Travel Sustainably This Holiday Season

    This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let's focus on the food, shall we? However you choose to celebrate, there will likely be food. Make it, bring it, gift it, eat it. Here are some vegan cookbooks and ethically made tools, ingredients, and gifts that will get sustainable foodies of all stripes through the holiday...
    Minzuu Has Only the Most Beautiful Artisan Design

    Minzuu Has Only the Most Beautiful Artisan Design

    This post is generously sponsored by Minzuu. As always, EcoCult only works with brands that we think are doing good things for the environment and people. Support EcoCult by supporting them! I’ve found a new online home design store, and I’m roundly smitten. In love. Obsessed. If I was in high school, I would be...
    Review: Jefferson Lane Organic Cotton Sheets Are Affordable and Luxurious

    Review: Jefferson Lane Organic Cotton Sheets Are Affordable and Luxurious

    It’s been two years since we moved into our apartment, and our two sheet sets were starting to look really shabby. We rent our apartment out on AirBnB when we take vacations, and I was embarrassed to leave them for the guests! But I was holding out, because organic sheets can be really, really expensive. And...