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2 Sustainable Days in Barcelona Guide: Green Hotels, Organic Food, Things to Do

2 Sustainable Days in Barcelona Guide: Green Hotels, Organic Food, Things to Do

Our stay in Barcelona was far too short. We planned for three days, but we had to leave early for Ibiza, which left us two days to cram in as much as possible. Which is especially hard in Barcelona, because tourist attractions involve long lines and an abundance of patience. I wish we had eaten...
  • 3 Sustainable Days in Berlin: Sustainable Fashion, Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Green Hotels, Things to Do

    3 Sustainable Days in Berlin: Sustainable Fashion, Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Green Hotels, Things to Do

    After the beauty of Amsterdam and Paris, our visit to Berlin provided a shock to the system. Berlin is real. Berlin is creative, messy, gritty, full of secrets and darkness and hope. It’s cash poor, but culture rich. The unemployment rate is twice as high as the rest of Germany, but that’s just because everyone is...
    3 Sustainable Days in Amsterdam: Green Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Ethical Shopping, and Things to Do

    3 Sustainable Days in Amsterdam: Green Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Ethical Shopping, and Things to Do

        I fell in love with Amsterdam within just a few hours of arriving to the city. I know the exact moment when I started pondering whether I could actually move there. It was night, after a delicious Dutch meal of local and organic ingredients, and we were riding into the city on our way...
    1 Sustainable Day in Paris: Organic Food, Eco-Friendly Shopping, and Green Hotels

    1 Sustainable Day in Paris: Organic Food, Eco-Friendly Shopping, and Green Hotels

      Hello friends! I know I’ve been away for a bit. I’m currently touring around Europe with my honey. And he’s been so sweet about letting me drag him around to check out some sustainable restaurants and shopping in each city we’ve visited. Our first stop on our grand adventure was in France for a wedding...
    Weekend Reading: Fast Fashion Might Make the Secondhand Clothing Economy Collapse

    Weekend Reading: Fast Fashion Might Make the Secondhand Clothing Economy Collapse

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet Excited about this one! -> Fast fashion might make the whole secondhand clothing system topple over. | Newsweek Here’s a super cute way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our national parks! | mindbodygreen Fashion Your “Made in Italy” shoe might actually be made in deplorable conditions in Macedonia or Albania....
    Sustainable Things to Do on Your Visit to Williamsburg Brooklyn

    Sustainable Things to Do on Your Visit to Williamsburg Brooklyn

    There will always be arguments about where is truly cool in NYC. It’s always shifting, roaming, looking for a new place to alight and throw a warehouse party. But there’s no arguing with the fact that for a full day of delicious organic and local food, craft cocktails, and authentically local shopping, you can’t beat the...
    Weekend Reading: Should Environmentalists Have Kids?

    Weekend Reading: Should Environmentalists Have Kids?

    Hi readers, This weekend I was looking forward to just relaxing and enjoying the city when it empties out. But at the last minute I am flying down to North Carolina for a funeral. I’m taking my fiancé with me, because I want him to see one of the places I’m from, where there’s a street...
    Weekend Reading: It's OK to Be a Sustainable Hypocrite. That's Not the Point

    Weekend Reading: It’s OK to Be a Sustainable Hypocrite. That’s Not the Point

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet + I researched for this infographic on the big difference between a $400 and $4,000 dress. | Refinery29 + Can festivals be 100% sustainable? They’re getting close! | mindbodygreen Big Ideas + Changing the system, not perfecting our own lives, is the point. “Hypocrisy” is the price of admission in this battle. | NY Times + “Instead,...