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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...
  • The Complete Sustainable, Ethical Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!

    The Complete Sustainable, Ethical Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List!

    It's here! Get the best gift sustainable, ethical gift ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season: your mom, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, partner, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, stocking stuffers and everything in between.
    I Tested These 15 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas. Here Are My Favorites!

    I Tested These 15 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas. Here Are My Favorites!

    Doesn’t it make your eye twitch to see the mounds of plastic ribbons going into the trash on Christmas morning? Or make you uncomfortable to wonder just how they make wrapping paper so shiny and colorful, who made it, and where? Yeah, let’s opt out of that glossy stuff and into something more sustainable. But...
    Recipe: Traditional Southern Bourbon Eggnog From My Great Grandmother Morgan

    Recipe: Traditional Southern Bourbon Eggnog From My Great Grandmother Morgan

    If you are invited to a Christmas party and want to win the eggnog contest, this is your path to greatness. Don’t even think about getting store-bought eggnog this season, because now you have a recipe for eggnog that is probably a century old. The women in my family have passed this recipe down for generations. It supposedly...
    How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

    How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

    Get the whole family involved in holiday cards this year! While posing for a family photo does have a certain caché, making your own own botanical greetings with materials sourced straight from the garden is a fun way to spend some time together this season, without the drama of matching sweaters.
    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet I wanted to find out why high-end (well, all) sushi restaurants are so unsustainable. The answer was surprising. | Quartz The Holidays How do you deal with a family who looks down on a sustainable Christmas? | Eleanore Snare For all my Jewish readers out there, here’s a conscious guide...
    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    Nuno Gift Wraps are colorful wrap cloths inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki made from 100% recycled polyester from water bottles. They are laughably easy to use, with patterns ranging from cute and fun to classy and modern.
    How to Cook, Gift, and Travel Sustainably This Holiday Season

    How to Cook, Gift, and Travel Sustainably This Holiday Season

    This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let's focus on the food, shall we? However you choose to celebrate, there will likely be food. Make it, bring it, gift it, eat it. Here are some vegan cookbooks and ethically made tools, ingredients, and gifts that will get sustainable foodies of all stripes through the holiday...