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Weekend Reading: We Don't Want to End Up Like Louisiana

Weekend Reading: We Don’t Want to End Up Like Louisiana

Hey readers! You can now get my sustainable city recommendations while you wait for your plane to board. I’m in the new Raleigh & Drake app, which is live in 9,000 iPads across eight major airport terminals. It asks creatives for their personal recommendations for various destinations. Getting the scoop from cool people on what...
  • Weekend Reading: About That Whole Leather Being a Byproduct Thing...

    Weekend Reading: About That Whole Leather Being a Byproduct Thing…

    Happy Pride Month, readers! This goes out to all the L, B, G, T, and Q people I know who make my life 100% richer. I was featured in Fashion Fix Daily’s list of Top Ethical Fashion Bloggers this week. There are some really good ones in there! Fashion “Of course, when the workers asked...
    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Readers, I’m writing this from the cabin of an Emirites flight, my ultimate destination Bangalore, India, where I will be attending a one-day event called the Fabric of Change by Ashoka and the C&A Foundation. Obviously, India is very far away for a one day trip, and I’ve never been there before, so I’m extending...
    This Company Has Ambitious Plans to Be the Best Certification in the World

    This Company Has Ambitious Plans to Be the Best Certification in the World

    The new certification system GoodWell is trying to change the world. Founded by former consultant and tech entrepreneur Pete Gombert, Goodwell has created a simple yet powerful system to ensure the companies we buy from meet essential standards of humanity – and that includes the entire supply chain, from the cotton to the boutique, the...
    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...
    5 Conscious Questions to Ask Before You Buy Something

    5 Conscious Questions to Ask Before You Buy Something

    This post originally appeared on Style Wise, a place for ethical consumers and conscious people to learn more about shopping and living sustainably.  There are a handful of relevant questions every conscious consumer should ask before making a purchase. We may choose to prioritize some questions over others depending on personal preference and stage of life,...
    The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism, and What It Means for You

    The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism, and What It Means for You

    In the past decade, the drumbeat of “vote with your dollar!” from advocates has grown steadily louder. We’re told as consumers that we have power. If we don’t like the way a company is acting, then just don’t give them money, and they’ll be forced to change! But I’ve come to see this view as naive...
    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...