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13 Real Ways to Fight Back Against Trump and Protect the Environment

13 Real Ways to Fight Back Against Trump and Protect the Environment

The safety pin is just the beginning. Here is your plan for surviving a potential Trump presidency, and taking action.
  • Donate Instead of Gift: 26 Ideas for Doing Good This Holiday

    Donate Instead of Gift: 26 Ideas for Doing Good This Holiday

    Over the past five years, I've been easing into asking my family to donate to causes on my behalf, and doing the same for them. My grandmother gets a donation to her amazing church. My step-dad requests that we donate to to Conservacion Patagonica. My aunt and uncle get a donation to their local botanical...
    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    The nightmare continues this week. But it's good it's still a nightmare. As soon as we start thinking all of this is normal, that's when this becomes a certified autocracy. Stay mad. Stay shocked. Stay horrified. Stay safe. Action Nichole's 5-step plan for the Trump presidency is on point. | Green or Die Make yourself...
    Don't Be An Angry Vegan

    Don’t Be An Angry Vegan

    Angry vegans don't make more vegans; kind vegans do. Getting frustrated with someone about the way he or she is implementing veganism (or any other lifestyle or cause) into his or her own life doesn't help. It doesn't give them the space to be able to make decisions about how they consume on their own....
    This Is How the World Ends

    This Is How the World Ends

    If you think we can just wait these four years out. You're wrong. It's much more serious than that.
    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...