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Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

What got you started on environmentalism? mindbodygreen asked a bunch of advocates, including myself! Fashion Do you have opinions on Photoshopping models? The Retouchers Accord is taking comments on its voluntary oath until February 28th. Two steps forward: H&M is now using bionic yarn in its latest Conscious Exclusive collection, which is made from plastic...
  • Weekend Reading: Is Your Seafood Going to Give You a Superbug?

    Weekend Reading: Is Your Seafood Going to Give You a Superbug?

      Hey readers! I'm back from New Orleans and catching up with all the news. What did I miss? Kidding. I haven't been able to tear myself away from the trainwreck in Washington D.C. for more than an hour. But there are other things happening out in the world that have to do with sustainability....
    What Is Killing the CSA?

    What Is Killing the CSA?

    Orders for vegetable CSAs have dropped, as companies steal the term CSA for their food delivery businesses, and consumers demand more than just vegetables.
    How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

    How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

    Get the whole family involved in holiday cards this year! While posing for a family photo does have a certain caché, making your own own botanical greetings with materials sourced straight from the garden is a fun way to spend some time together this season, without the drama of matching sweaters.
    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet I wanted to find out why high-end (well, all) sushi restaurants are so unsustainable. The answer was surprising. | Quartz The Holidays How do you deal with a family who looks down on a sustainable Christmas? | Eleanore Snare For all my Jewish readers out there, here's a conscious guide...
    Is Your Bank Eco-Friendly?

    Is Your Bank Eco-Friendly?

    Can a bank be eco-friendly? Conventional banks are among the biggest investors in the causes of climate change. By investing your money in those banks, are you investing in global warming? If so, it might be time to switch to a new bank!
    Blue Jean Baby: Super Cute, Sustainable Denim Style

    Blue Jean Baby: Super Cute, Sustainable Denim Style

    Jeans are a pretty universal classic but they have deep roots in the USA. Although many brands have outsourced to foreign countries, there are a few brands that are producing beautiful, high-quality denim right here in the USA and keeping a focus on responsibility and sustainability.
    Weekend Reading: Why I'm So Into Witches

    Weekend Reading: Why I’m So Into Witches

    My dear readers, I learned so much these past two weeks about denim, leather, and lyocell, whether coconut oil, almond milk, Naked Juice, and organic beauty products are as good for you as you think, and found a great site for booking conscious travel. Wanted to share, here you go! Elsewhere I wrote: I did...