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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...
    Why I'm Ditching "Resolutions" in Favor of "Affirmations" for 2017

    Why I’m Ditching “Resolutions” in Favor of “Affirmations” for 2017

    I feel like my New Year's resolutions have always failed. But in the past seven years, I've succeeded in so many ways. It's all because of one word switch.
    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...
    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...