PS. This safety pin is by Nettie Kent

PS. This safety pin is by Nettie Kent

This will be my last post for 2016! I know, not glorious, but useful. I’ll see you on the other side of New Year’s!


LA garment factories are fire traps. | LA Weekly

Lessons from not buying anything new for 200 days. | Quartz


Testing several different DIY shampoo recipes. | Rodale’s Organic Life


The Danish concept of “hygge” can make winter bearable. Here’s how to hygge right. | Peaceful Dumpling

I would love to someday live in one of these sustainable communities across the U.S. and Costa Rica. | Marie Claire


Michael Pollan advocates for a healthy-ish diet, which might be the most effective. | The Atlantic

You should start eating insects. | Rodale’s Organic Life

Why are vegetarians more prone to depression? | NY Mag

The Environment at Large

Obama protected more land on Wednesday, making him one of the most environmentally friendly presidents in recent history. | Washington Post

The seven biggest drivers of environmental degradation. | The Guardian

2016 climate coverage in review. | NY Times

When one of them is local, indigenous people, how do we deal with those people? | Grist


At this point, if there’s any hope for a “good human epoch,” it has less to do with technology than with imagining new power structures. | NY Times  

Here’s everything you need to know about the Women’s March on Washington. | Reading My Tea Leaves

Here’s a bus that is going to DC from Brooklyn. You can reserve a spot or donate to cover the cost for someone else.

Giving strategically. | Co.Exist

How the Standing Rock protest prepared us for the next four years. | Yes! Magazine

Why voters keep voting to poison the air they breathe and the water they drink. | The Atlantic

Oldies But Goodies

1 year ago: How to drink sustainably.

1 year ago: The Big Lie of Conscious Consumerism < More relevant than ever.

1 year ago: The 8 Best Places to Shop for Non-Toxic Skincare

1 year ago: 50 Sustainable Resolutions to Consider

2 years ago: My Kitchen Renovation: The Before and After Photos

2 years ago: Visit Beacon for a Cozy, Romantic, and Eco Getaway

3 years ago: The 13 Worst Pinterest Quotes and Why You Should Ignore Them