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Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

Along the lines of reading, how about I share a hardback with you, instead of just digital news? I was sent this book, Nature’s Allies, by Larry A. Nielsen to review. Outlining the careers of eight conservations in the U.S. and elsewhere that fought hard for the environment, it helped me reaffirm what my goals are:...
  • 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....
    8 Tips for Planning a Sustainable Event in NYC

    8 Tips for Planning a Sustainable Event in NYC

      All photos by Rachael Elana Photography I’ve been working up to this big party for a while now. A fashion swap here, and blog launch party there. But this panel, called Our Sustainable Future, was the biggest one yet. And it went amazingly! (As I’m told by everyone who was there – I was...
    Why I Support Sustainable Initiatives by Unsustainable Companies

    Why I Support Sustainable Initiatives by Unsustainable Companies

    At EcoCult, we’ve come out and said that you don’t have to be perfectly sustainable tomorrow. It’s a lot of work, thought, education, and money to switch over your whole lifestyle to being green. You have to try things out. You have to fail and try again. You have to make mistakes. The system is...
    I Talked to H&M's Sustainability Manager. Here's What He Said

    I Talked to H&M’s Sustainability Manager. Here’s What He Said

    I stepped out of the elevator into a H&M’s NYC headquarters. To my left was a rainbow pile of discarded clothes reaching to the ceiling. I checked my coat, plucked a glass of wine from a tray, and headed into H&M’s showroom, which had been transformed into a low-lit gallery filled with avant garde upcycled garments,...
    Cleaned Out Your Closet? Here's Where to Take Your Old Clothes

    Cleaned Out Your Closet? Here’s Where to Take Your Old Clothes

    When I’m feeling unhappy or bored or out of control, a good clean-out always lifts my spirits. Doesn’t matter what – jewelry box, clothing closet, box of ribbons – seeing everything neatly folded and knowing that I’ve banished some meaningless clutter from my life makes me feel good. This must be the most productive addiction ever,...
    Sustainable Street Style: We're All Grownups Here

    Sustainable Street Style: We’re All Grownups Here

      Year 28 felt like a tipping point for me. I have probably said this before, but when moved from being 27 to 28, I moved from a sense playacting adulthood to feeling like I could start to claim some credibility and stature. I’m in my late-twenties. This blog thing seems to be working, my up-speak...