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Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
  • Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

    Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

    Hey readers, I’m leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. Above is what I’m packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...
    Two Crucial Music Festival Accessories for the Sustainable Girl

    Two Crucial Music Festival Accessories for the Sustainable Girl

    This is my final music festival post for the summer. I am not going to Burning Man this year. And I feel OK with that. I’ve been two times, and I’m sure I’ll go again. I will have no FOMO. So, no packing list or outfit suggestions this year. (Many of my recommendations from last year still,...
    7 Ways Gratitude Migration Is More Sustainable Than the Average Festival

    7 Ways Gratitude Migration Is More Sustainable Than the Average Festival

    This post is sponsored by Boxed Water, who (in a lovely case of synergy) is partnering with a music festival that I’m attending this weekend along with dozens of my friends and acquaintances. As always, I only partner with companies in whose ethos I truly believe. Support EcoCult by supporting them! I’m off to another festival...
    Sorry, Burners, But Glitter Is Neither Sustainable Nor Conscious

    Sorry, Burners, But Glitter Is Neither Sustainable Nor Conscious

    This post originally appeared on Leotie Lovely, a blog about living more consciously.  There are many things we do in the western world, often times in celebration of our consciousness and personal enlightenment, which are in fact, a representation of the opposite. Whether it’s covering our bodies in clothing made by exploited workers, having the...
    Dressing Sustainably, Ethically, Consciously For Burning Man: Some Inspiration

    Dressing Sustainably, Ethically, Consciously For Burning Man: Some Inspiration

      There are so many aspects of Burning Man that are sustainable. True, the average Burner’s carbon footprint is pretty high – all that travel and art cars puttering around aimlessly in the Playa uses a lot of oil. (I did the math, and even a Texan flying for Thanksgiving produces less carbon in a...
    "It Could Be the Thing That Kills Us:" Interview with Harley Dubois of Burning Man on Leave No Trace and Turnkey Camps

    “It Could Be the Thing That Kills Us:” Interview with Harley Dubois of Burning Man on Leave No Trace and Turnkey Camps

    Recently I had the opportunity to hob knob with a diversity of interesting and smart people at a conference–though the word conference makes it sound much fustier than it is–called The Feast. Held at the art collective Pioneer Works in Red Hook, it showcased talk after talk on creative topics and ideas, stitched together with...
    My Sustainable Burning Man Outfits

    My Sustainable Burning Man Outfits

    One of the Burning Man principles is radical self expression. That means something different to everyone. To some people, it means going naked. To others, it means neon rave gear. To me, it meant a variety of outfits crafted from sustainable fashion elements. We reached the Playa Sunday evening, but only made it in the...