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How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

Contradictory as it may seem, Winter is an ideal time to envision the garden as a metaphor for our modern lifestyle– especially after a year as politically and socially tumultuous as 2016. The garden is dormant in the winter, but as it sleeps it is gaining energy for the spring. I believe the same concept...
  • Weekend Reading: Now I've Made My Skin Sad

    Weekend Reading: Now I’ve Made My Skin Sad

    I’m going to the Women’s March on Washington on the 21st. Are you? Are you marching in your own city? Let me know in the comments! Me Elsewhere on the Internet I contributed a sustainable resolution to this excellent roundup full of incredible sustainable figures. #honored | mindbodygreen Fashion The dirty secret about your clothes. | Washington...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty – 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from...
    Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

    Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

    This will be my last post for 2016! I know, not glorious, but useful. I’ll see you on the other side of New Year’s! Fashion LA garment factories are fire traps. | LA Weekly Lessons from not buying anything new for 200 days. | Quartz Beauty Testing several different DIY shampoo recipes. | Rodale’s Organic Life...
    EcoCult's 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    EcoCult’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    Originally I wanted to put together this post just for fun. A sort of, “Hey, look what I did this year!” But researching my top posts has turned out to be an incredibly useful exercise. Because as I dug through the analytics, I realized that four out of the ten top posts were ideas that...
    Green Beauty Review: The Hits (and the Misses) From the Pura Botanicals Skincare Line

    Green Beauty Review: The Hits (and the Misses) From the Pura Botanicals Skincare Line

    Pura Botanicals is a Canadian company that believes in packing their products, which they adorably refer to as potions, with minimal yet powerful oils and herbs. Sometimes, when you’re reviewing a whole new line, it can get overwhelming trying to get a handle on all the ingredients, but Pura makes it a cinch to understand...
    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    It’s coming down to the wire on presents. Some shops are setting a deadline of this Friday for getting your gifts by Christmas. But wait, you have to work all week? Do not stress. You can procrastinate a little longer, because I’ve listed all the stores and pop-ups where you can get the perfect sustainable,...
    Green Beauty Review: Flynn & King Lunar 13 Restorative Oil Elixir

    Green Beauty Review: Flynn & King Lunar 13 Restorative Oil Elixir

    Use code ECOCULT for 15% off from now until March 30, 2017. As someone with oily skin, I once shied away from serums and found them unnecessary. But my skin has changed dramatically in my 30s, and it now seems to crave extra moisture, especially overnight. When Flynn & King offered me the chance to...