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Weekend Reading: My Favorite New Trend

Weekend Reading: My Favorite New Trend

I’m big in Canada, apparently. I was back on Canada’s CBC Vancouver talking about what consumers can do when they find out chickens are being horrifically abused. And above is an outtake from an interview I did with a new show on the Karma Network about living and doing well by Lucy J. Norris. I...
  • Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Weekend Reading (and Listening): Recycling a Boeing 747 as Art

    Mamahuhu created a quite comprehensive post that will help you learn about sustainable and ethical fashion from all angles. I’m in there, along with Tedx talks, podcasts, documentaries, and books. | Mamahuhu Fashion Clothing companies have been slow to do anything about polyester microfibers washing into the ocean. | The Guardian How Adidas is rooting out...
    A Low-Waste, Farmshare Recipe: Grilled Kohlrabi on a Bed of Vegetables

    A Low-Waste, Farmshare Recipe: Grilled Kohlrabi on a Bed of Vegetables

    This summer we're featuring sustainable and seasonal recipes from our favorite CSA, Local Roots NYC. With over 22 pick up locations at neighborhood bars and cafes, New Yorkers can get all their weekly, locally grown groceries through Local Roots NYC: veggies, fruit, breads, dairy, meats, fish, and more. These recipes focus on ingredients local to...
    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because,...
    10 Documentaries You've Got to Watch ASAP

    10 Documentaries You’ve Got to Watch ASAP

    Ranging from climate change and environmental issues; diets and health; social justice and inequality; and spirituality; these documentaries are must-sees for 2017.
    Weekend Reading: What About Forever21?

    Weekend Reading: What About Forever21?

    I had a wonderful talk with Chris Reese and Helen Hillix of Inner Revolutionary Radio. They asked some incredibly thoughtful questions, and connected the dots between my work and empathy and capitalism. My activism has been rubbing off on my husband. He creates a mix he’s calling “Soundtrack to the Resistance,” featuring a heady mixture of...
    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:...
    Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

    Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

      New Orleans is unlike any other city I’ve ever visited. The word “fecund” comes to mind. New Orleans was built on a swamp – it’s tropical, hot, humid air and French influence gives it an air of a jubilant island colony wedged into the conservative foreign country that is the South. The porches of...