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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...
  • 22 Must-Haves for Eco-Friendly Travel

    22 Must-Haves for Eco-Friendly Travel

    Planning your next trip? Here are some suggestions to make your travel more eco-friendly. Most of these are simple sustainable switches which allow you (and me) to adjust items we all eagerly engage with to a kinder, greener option which is better for you, the planet and her inhabitants, so we might enjoy your journey...
    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...
    Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

    Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

    Hey readers, I'm leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Above is what I'm packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...
    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Skip the "Aztec print" fast fashion. Tulum's fashion ethos is one of artisan design: cotton textiles in natural colors, woven rattan, and vegetable-tanned leather.
    Greenwash Alert: Tulum, Mexico Has a Sewage Problem and You're Swimming In It

    Greenwash Alert: Tulum, Mexico Has a Sewage Problem and You’re Swimming In It

    This was just going to another fun and light eco-friendly destination guide, this time to Tulum, Mexico. And I was excited to write it! On its surface, Tulum is tailor-made for the conscious traveler. There are an abundance of vegan and farm-to-table restaurants serving traditional Mexican food. You can't throw your sandal without hitting a...
    Sustainable Nashville: Where to Eat, Where to Shop, Where to Stay

    Sustainable Nashville: Where to Eat, Where to Shop, Where to Stay

    Nashville has plenty to offer the conscious consumer: locavore restaurants, great shopping, and good cocktails, all with a down-home vibe. I'm pretty sure Brooklyn hipsters stole their style from Nashville – mason jars, beards, flannel – yup, there's a lot to love.
    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...