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Weekend Reading: How to Not Culturally Appropriate With Your Fashion

Weekend Reading: How to Not Culturally Appropriate With Your Fashion

Hi readers! First things first, I’m co-hosting a workshop with Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste, on how to increase your readership. Kathryn will share how she went from 0 to 3 million readers in just 2.5 years, while being featured on CNN, Refinery29, Fox News, and The Guardian. She’ll be joined by me, President and co-founder of Ethical Writers & Creatives, and freelance journalist...
  • Weekend Reading: A Year of No Shopping

    Weekend Reading: A Year of No Shopping

    Hey readers! I’m writing this from Oaxaca, Mexico. I’m curious: where in the world are you reading it from? Por favor please comment and let me know – would love to know more about the lovely people who love sustainability news as much as I do! Fashion G-Star has made the first Gold-Certified Cradle-to-Cradle denim....
    I'm Trying These 3 Strategies for Nailing My 2018 Resolutions

    I’m Trying These 3 Strategies for Nailing My 2018 Resolutions

    This time last year, I wrote about how I was focusing on affirmations instead of resolutions for 2017. I want to revisit what I said last year – always helpful! – and update it with two juicy new strategies  for 2018. 
    Weekend Reading: the Final Word on Which Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly

    Weekend Reading: the Final Word on Which Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly

    Hi readers! I’m writing this post in Mexico City. So far, we’ve found this town to be super cosmopolitan, full of expats, and art, incredible food, parks, and shops selling whatever you wish. We’re off to the Pacific Coast for a few days next week, then San Miguel de Allende, back here, Oaxaca, and Tulum. If...
    Lazy...but Effective: Here's How to Stop Climate Change the Easy Way at Home

    Lazy…but Effective: Here’s How to Stop Climate Change the Easy Way at Home

    Trees are about more than just carbon sequestration. They support biodiversity, prevent erosion and desertification, clean the air of pollutants, provide food and a livelihood for for over 1.6 billion people around the world, help mitigate and prevent droughts and floods, and just make us happier when we're around them. Have you heard of forest bathing?...
    Greenwashing Alert: America Recycles Day Is Scamming Us Out of Real Change

    Greenwashing Alert: America Recycles Day Is Scamming Us Out of Real Change

    On its face, America Recycles Day seems like a worthy environmental initiative. We’re teaching Americans how to be good stewards of the earth! We’re teaching them how to sort plastic from paper, and not to litter. What could be wrong with that? But actually, if you look closer, this campaign doesn’t benefit the environment or...
    Trying to Find an Ethical, Sustainable Bank? This Is the One I Use

    Trying to Find an Ethical, Sustainable Bank? This Is the One I Use

    I should start this post by saying that it is not sponsored. No one paid me to write this. I have no relationship with the brand that I am about to recommend, except that of a purely satisfied customer. I just really, really, like my bank. You may not know this about me, but I...
    Weekend Reading: Juicing Needs to Die

    Weekend Reading: Juicing Needs to Die

    Hi readers! Wild Tussah included EcoCult at the top of their list of the five best ethical blogs, and StyleWise put me in her top ten! Also, I wrote this guide to combatting climate change using your investment money. Not invested? Um, scuse me, you had better have some retirement funds started, at least! Fashion Reformation considers...