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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...
    READ NOW: The Green Girl's Guide to Improving Your Hospital Stay

    READ NOW: The Green Girl’s Guide to Improving Your Hospital Stay

    It took 23 years, but I finally landed in the hospital as an adult. I was completely unprepared for this. All I had in my possession were the sweats I trudged into the ER in, my wallet, and my cell phone. I was also logistically unprepared, which contributed to pain, frustration, and a slower healing...
    A Men's and Women's Packing List for Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    A Men’s and Women’s Packing List for Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’ve been searching for a credible packing list for that special place in Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula. Well, if that’s where you are headed, do not do what I did, which was to read up on fashion bloggers’ packing lists for all the touristy spots in Costa Rica,...
    A Sustainable Tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Eco-Friendly Things to Eat, Buy, Drink, and See

    A Sustainable Tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Eco-Friendly Things to Eat, Buy, Drink, and See

    Red Hook is known for a few things (‘hit hard by Hurricane Sandy’; ‘that’s where IKEA is, right?’), but remains a bit of a mystery to most. I’m here to tell you that this saltwater locale, this almost-a-beach-town, is a pearl of the Brooklyn waterfront. Despite being slightly off the beaten track (i.e. not exactly...