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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, March 24th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, March 24th Edition

    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!
    Mamahuhu Rain Boots Are 100% Colombian and 100% Ethically Made

    Mamahuhu Rain Boots Are 100% Colombian and 100% Ethically Made

    Mamahuhu is an ethical shoe brand from Colombia, who trains artisans in economically disadvantaged areas as entrepreneurs. They make leather boots and moccasins, plus lace-up rainboots, like the ones I'm wearing in this picture. Mamahuhu funds the setup of workshop, purchase of machines, and provides the artisans with secure purchase orders, with the goal of...
    Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    The big problem with typical feminist statement tees is that many are made by young women in sweatshops, which completely undercuts the message. Still, what to do instead? Advocates for the rights and wages of female garment factory workers in Asia find themselves caught in a moral double bind. On the one hand, we don't...
    Weekend Reading: I'm Obsessed With Emma Watson's New Instagram Account

    Weekend Reading: I’m Obsessed With Emma Watson’s New Instagram Account

    Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island’s sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually...
    Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

    Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

    The ultimate respect to a traditional art, in my opinion, is to wear it not as a costume piece, but as a core piece to your wardrobe. Even more so if it's helping to preserve a tradition. Mela Artisans makes that easy.
    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    I track my time down to the minute every day. I’ve sorted it into different “clients,” which include EcoCult, some outlets I freelance write for, the Ethical Writers Coalition, Girls Write Now, Wedding Planning, and personal stuff. This week, I added Activism under “personal.” It is so important and valuable to me, and it deserve recognition as an...