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I Lived in a Tiny Home for a Year: Here's What That's Like

I Lived in a Tiny Home for a Year: Here’s What That’s Like

A few years ago, coinciding with some big life changes (job, relationship, etc) I decided to move into a 1970 pop up tent trailer. I bought it from a friend who bought it on craigslist site unseen for $200... And just like that, I was a home owner! She definitely was not perfect, but she...
  • Weekend Reading: Now I've Made My Skin Sad

    Weekend Reading: Now I’ve Made My Skin Sad

    I'm going to the Women's March on Washington on the 21st. Are you? Are you marching in your own city? Let me know in the comments! Me Elsewhere on the Internet I contributed a sustainable resolution to this excellent roundup full of incredible sustainable figures. #honored | mindbodygreen Fashion The dirty secret about your clothes. | Washington...
    Weekend Reading: Should Environmentalists Have Kids?

    Weekend Reading: Should Environmentalists Have Kids?

    Hi readers, This weekend I was looking forward to just relaxing and enjoying the city when it empties out. But at the last minute I am flying down to North Carolina for a funeral. I'm taking my fiancé with me, because I want him to see one of the places I'm from, where there's a street...
    The 5 Ways Consumers Are Ditching Diet Fads and Living Healthier This Year

    The 5 Ways Consumers Are Ditching Diet Fads and Living Healthier This Year

    This story is a contribution by Alisha Bhagat, a Senior Futurist at Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. Their work includes a focus on health and wellness, which ties in closely with sustainability. (Hello organic food!) They utilized data from their projects as well as...
    The Book That Made Me Throw (Almost) Everything Out

    The Book That Made Me Throw (Almost) Everything Out

    This post originally appeared on WELL/AWARE, a blog by NYC based Lindsay Mueller dedicated to finding balance, practicing wellness, and living more sustainably inside and out. I bought this book took, and was planning on doing my own review, but hers is so great, I asked her if I could put it on EcoCult! Enjoy. ...
    The 10 Types of Sustainability: Which One Are You?

    The 10 Types of Sustainability: Which One Are You?

    So you want to live more consciously. Great! But ... where do you start? Well, the options can be a bit overwhelming. You can't just wake up on Earth Day and "live sustainably" any more than you can wake up and run the New York City Marathon. It takes training, information gathering, practice, and working...
    My Five Rules of Home Shopping in NYC

    My Five Rules of Home Shopping in NYC

    BZZZZZZZZZZZZ. I yanked the intercom phone off the wall. "Yes?" It was my super, bless his heart. My long-suffering, totally cool, just-doing-his-job super. "What's going on up there?" he asked. I looked at the chaos before me. Two dudes wrestling with an IKEA couch, several women pawing through framed pictures, throw pillows, and other cheap decor...
    Words on Minimalism from Vivienne Westwood

    Words on Minimalism from Vivienne Westwood

    Buy less, choose well.