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Join EcoCult, Eco-Chick, H&M, and GM for a Conversation About the Circular Economy

Join EcoCult, Eco-Chick, H&M, and GM for a Conversation About the Circular Economy

In short, it's going to be a night of huge, cross-industry ideas. To entice you even further, we'll have cocktails by Owl's Brew, healthy bites by SweetGreen, beverages by Health-Ade Kombucha, and we found the gorgeous venue through the platform Splacer!
  • Weekend Reading: Marie Claire Admits Fashion Might Be a Problem for the Climate

    Weekend Reading: Marie Claire Admits Fashion Might Be a Problem for the Climate

    I’m back from Europe, dear readers, and struggling to re-acclimate to having mobile data at my fingertips at all times. It’s like I detoxed and now I’m re-toxing on Instagram scrolling and Facebook pings. Someone make me stop looking at my phone while I’m walking down the street! Me, Elsewhere on the Internet How Bacteria...
    Bless You, Pay Me: A Loving Open Email to Social Entrepreneurs

    Bless You, Pay Me: A Loving Open Email to Social Entrepreneurs

    We’ve been engaging in a lively discussion over at the Ethical Writers Coalition about the issue of “ethical” brands asking for free coverage from “likeminded” bloggers. And we’re over it. Here’s why:  Dear social entrepreneur (or the PR person representing them), Thank you for clarifying that despite the fact you love my ethical blog, you do...
    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,...
    Why I Support Sustainable Initiatives by Unsustainable Companies

    Why I Support Sustainable Initiatives by Unsustainable Companies

    At EcoCult, we’ve come out and said that you don’t have to be perfectly sustainable tomorrow. It’s a lot of work, thought, education, and money to switch over your whole lifestyle to being green. You have to try things out. You have to fail and try again. You have to make mistakes. The system is...
    22 Sustainable Bloggers on How They Honor the Earth Every Day

    22 Sustainable Bloggers on How They Honor the Earth Every Day

      It’s hard not to be cynical about Earth Day, when you’re a sustainability advocate. Like, why just one day? Why plant trees one day of the year? Why pick up trash only one day a year? Why try to make your business slightly more sustainable only one day a year? Sure, maybe Earth Day...
    Can Illegal Drugs Be Sustainable and Ethical?

    Can Illegal Drugs Be Sustainable and Ethical?

    This topic has been on my mind since before I even started EcoCult, but I’ve never had the confidence to tackle the idea of drugs being sustainable until now. I figure, 4/20 is as good a time as ever to explore the intersection (or lack thereof) of the sustainable/ethical world, and illegal substances. This might...
    This Company Has Ambitious Plans to Be the Best Certification in the World

    This Company Has Ambitious Plans to Be the Best Certification in the World

    The new certification system GoodWell is trying to change the world. Founded by former consultant and tech entrepreneur Pete Gombert, Goodwell has created a simple yet powerful system to ensure the companies we buy from meet essential standards of humanity – and that includes the entire supply chain, from the cotton to the boutique, the...