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The 6 Most Powerful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

The 6 Most Powerful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

I see Earth Day's focus as two-fold: raise awareness of the environmental issues that face us, and do something to provide a provable help the environment. Here's how to do that the right way.
  • 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,...
    6 Tips for Living Sustainably and Harmoniously With Your Partner

    6 Tips for Living Sustainably and Harmoniously With Your Partner

    When it comes to things like cooking, cleaning, organization, finances, etc., there is no one size fits all formula for conscious cohabitation. However, here are some tips that can help you live sustainably and harmoniously with your partner.
    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...
    Conscious Consumerism Is Not Enough. What Are You Really Doing to Change the World?

    Conscious Consumerism Is Not Enough. What Are You Really Doing to Change the World?

    Lately, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen my thoughts on the effectiveness of obsessing over individual lifestyle choices. I’ve summarized them this morning for Quartz, a smart publication by The Atlantic. This post, a continuation of my popular post from last year called “The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism” may seem like a disavowal of...
    Exactly How Freaked Out Should We Be About 2 Degrees Global Warming?

    Exactly How Freaked Out Should We Be About 2 Degrees Global Warming?

    This article is part of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ethical Writers Coalition. How often do you brainstorm where you’ll go when climate change hits your community? I do it often. We own our apartment in Brooklyn, about a 15 minute walk from the waterfront. I’ll look up the...
    Why We Need to Have Compassion for Trump Voters

    Why We Need to Have Compassion for Trump Voters

    Yes, we need to fight Trump and Bannon. We do not need to fight civilians who have been duped and brainwashed by Fox News. We don't need to fight our families, or get into screaming matches on the supermarket. This isn't just about doing the right thing. This is a strategy.
    EcoCult's 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    EcoCult’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    Originally I wanted to put together this post just for fun. A sort of, “Hey, look what I did this year!” But researching my top posts has turned out to be an incredibly useful exercise. Because as I dug through the analytics, I realized that four out of the ten top posts were ideas that...