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Why Smoothies Aren't As Good For You As You Think

Why Smoothies Aren’t As Good For You As You Think

Smoothies aren't anything new; people were blending fruit and sugar together long before they jumped on the band wagon of reducing 3lbs of carrots into 2 cups of orange liquid. Just like juicing, however, we've been led to believe that consuming smoothies is good for our health and can aid us in our individual journeys...
  • 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...
    Why Branding Is Crucial to the Sustainability Movement

    Why Branding Is Crucial to the Sustainability Movement

    This post is made possible by Boxed Water. As always, I only take financial support from companies I think are doing good things. Support EcoCult by supporting them!  Gone are the days of sustainability being synonymous with crunchy granola hippies and hemp (in all of its forms). Sustainable design, rather, has become the mode de...
    Don't Be An Angry Vegan

    Don’t Be An Angry Vegan

    Angry vegans don't make more vegans; kind vegans do. Getting frustrated with someone about the way he or she is implementing veganism (or any other lifestyle or cause) into his or her own life doesn't help. It doesn't give them the space to be able to make decisions about how they consume on their own....
    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...
    Weekend Reading: We're Not Going Down Without a Fight

    Weekend Reading: We’re Not Going Down Without a Fight

    It’s been a hard week, readers. While world leaders are in Marrakesh hammering out the details of a cliamte agreement, the U.S. electoral college was cheated into electing a sociopath, and he thinks he has a mandate to trash the planet. But we’re not going down without a fight. If he even twitches toward opening...
    NYC Sustainable Events, November 11th Edition

    NYC Sustainable Events, November 11th Edition

     It’s going to be a quiet couple of weeks. Probably best that way. I’m feeling like curling up with some cider and reading, rather than partying. Don’t you? Floral Wreath Workshop with Molly Oliver Flowers Tuesday, November 15 | 6:30pm 8:30pm @ Brooklyn Grange – Clinton Avenue & Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn Join sustainable farmer/florist Molly Culver of Molly Oliver...
    4 Winter Cocktails Made With Fresh and Organic Ingredients

    4 Winter Cocktails Made With Fresh and Organic Ingredients

    Like blondes, summer cocktails only seem to have all the fun. Sure, they are fruity and fresh and often have tequila (which I’ve heard makes your clothes fall off). However, when the temperatures drop, the right cocktail will turn the scene from shivery and sad into warm and cozy. Yup, these brunettes have depth, character, and...