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Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because,...
  • 10 Documentaries You've Got to Watch ASAP

    10 Documentaries You’ve Got to Watch ASAP

    Ranging from climate change and environmental issues; diets and health; social justice and inequality; and spirituality; these documentaries are must-sees for 2017.
    Weekend Reading: What About Forever21?

    Weekend Reading: What About Forever21?

    I had a wonderful talk with Chris Reese and Helen Hillix of Inner Revolutionary Radio. They asked some incredibly thoughtful questions, and connected the dots between my work and empathy and capitalism. My activism has been rubbing off on my husband. He creates a mix he’s calling “Soundtrack to the Resistance,” featuring a heady mixture of...
    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Along the lines of reading, how about I share a hardback with you, instead of just digital news? I was sent this book, Nature’s Allies, by Larry A. Nielsen to review. Outlining the careers of eight conservations in the U.S. and elsewhere that fought hard for the environment, it helped me reaffirm what my goals are:...
    Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

    Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

      New Orleans is unlike any other city I’ve ever visited. The word “fecund” comes to mind. New Orleans was built on a swamp – it’s tropical, hot, humid air and French influence gives it an air of a jubilant island colony wedged into the conservative foreign country that is the South. The porches of...
    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, February 9th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Locally Grown Valentine’s Day Bouquet Reserve by Friday, February 10 @ Erica Weiner Jewelry in Boerum Hill This V-Day/Me-Day, Molly Oliver has teamed up for a second time with friend and Brooklyn-based jeweler Erica Weiner, to help you give the gift of local flowers! Locally-grown flowers DO grow in February, yes! They are carefully cultivated...
    How to Pick Out a Sustainable Valentine's Day Gift for an Eco Girl

    How to Pick Out a Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift for an Eco Girl

    Hey ladies, partner need a huge hint? I wrote this post with your honey in mind. So send it on over. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the direction! If your girl cares about the environment, right now she could use some love. She’s probably tearing her hair out every single day about what is going on...