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How To Avoid Activism Burnout

How To Avoid Activism Burnout

Whether you volunteer, campaigner or consider yourself a ‘conscious consumer’, you carry an extra burden of responsibility on top of the normal stresses of life. Furthermore, as a person who cares deeply about issues such as fair trade, environmentalism, and labor, you likely encounter bad news on a daily basis. The emotional strain of these...
  • Pictures from Helpsy's 2-Year Birthday Party

    Pictures from Helpsy’s 2-Year Birthday Party

    Helpsy, the ethical and sustainable online boutique, is known for its quirky, cute, cool aesthetic. So I wasn’t surprised at all to walk into the cool-kids bar Baby’s All Right on Saturday and find a crowd of offbeat beautifuls mingling under heart-shaped decorations.  
    The Need to Know List: Go Party Under a Mushroom Tower

    The Need to Know List: Go Party Under a Mushroom Tower

    I’m not officially a contributor to Conscious Magazine! Check out my guide to July events in the city. NYC “MoMA PS1 is very interested in sustainability and new approaches for architecture. We were interested in saying, could we create a new material and a new ecosystem of design, manufacturing and construction … that pushed, that tested...
    The Need to Know List: You Should Switch to Alpaca From Cashmere

    The Need to Know List: You Should Switch to Alpaca From Cashmere

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday! Here are the things I found fascinating and useful this week. First, some fun news: I’m now officially a contributor to Conscious Magazine! Look for my monthly recommendations of the best events in NYC. This lovely Christian lady at Relevant Magazine made the assertion that in order to help the...
    The Need to Know List: Van Leeuwen's Got a New Ice Cream Shop

    The Need to Know List: Van Leeuwen’s Got a New Ice Cream Shop

    Someday I’ll have an intern. For now, I just like to gather up all the good, sustainable-ish news and throw it in front of you to pick through and read at your own pleasure. xo Fashion Sustainable fashion blogger friend Emma Grady of Past Fashion Future gave out tips on an online radio show recently. Go...
    Green Things on My Mind: Quinoa Milk Is a Thing

    Green Things on My Mind: Quinoa Milk Is a Thing

    If New York City were designed to provide all its own food, this is what it would look like. Gaze at these gorgeous pictures of the night sky in the darkest parts of America, where light pollution is almost nonexistent. The eco-friendly Park Slope fashion boutique Bhoomki has been on my radar for a little...
    Green Cocktail Party Chatter: Lauren Conrad Isn't SO Bad, I Guess

    Green Cocktail Party Chatter: Lauren Conrad Isn’t SO Bad, I Guess

    Everything worth talking about in the world of sustainability this week, rounded up for you in an almost no-brain format.  So, yeah, everything about Lauren Conrad is kind of annoying. Except, her beauty tips are kind of useful. And then she’s launched this market for handmade, artisan goods? Ok, I guess she’s OK. There’s a new,...
    Cocktail Party Chatter: A Beautiful Video, What's in Your Fish Oil Pills, Ugly but Ethical Olympic Clothing

    Cocktail Party Chatter: A Beautiful Video, What’s in Your Fish Oil Pills, Ugly but Ethical Olympic Clothing

    I spend the week sorting through all the hysterical, boring, overwrought, dumb and ugly stuff, to bring you those little gems that will make you smarter, more interesting, more fashionable, and (of course!) more sustainable. Et voila: You can now get these things call Farmer’s Eggs from Fresh Direct and they’re the most sustainable eggs...