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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...
  • 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,...
    NYC Sustainable Holiday Events and Pop-Ups

    NYC Sustainable Holiday Events and Pop-Ups

    Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse Now through Sunday, April 16 2017 @ Cooper Hewitt - 2 East 91st Street Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni...
    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...
    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....