Repair + Repurpose: The Two Rs Missing from the Recycling Rhyme

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” That’s the mantra we’ve been chanting since kindergarten, but in an age of consumerism where Forever 21 releases new clothing lines every three weeks and the average American spends over $20 on morning coffee each week, we’ve forgotten how to live responsibly. The two R’s missing from our recycling rhyme are – Repair […]

Six Ways to Ring in the Spring Equinox

The arrival of Spring is one of the most celebrated occasions around the world, regardless of time and culture. From the sugarcane fields in India to the snow-dusted fields of Vermont, the March vernal equinox is welcomed with open arms as a sign of the new year, a new season, a new beginning. Longer days […]

10 Environmental New Years Resolutions

As 2017 stretches before us, we urge you to consider your commitment to the environmental new years resolutions – to protecting ecosystems from human waste, to sharing resources with your neighbors, to living a more mindful lifestyle. Our planet has been consumed past the point of sustainability; environmental stewardship has fallen to the wayside. Even with […]

5 North American Ecotourist Destinations to Beat the Heat

Summer break always means dreams of exotic getaways – snorkeling in Fiji or a hike in the Chilean Andes, but we often forget, North America is home to some of the most beautiful destinations of the world. From the Redwood forests of California to the Gulf stream waters, the United States is made up of almost […]

#FWOTM: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, taking a stand for women's health!

With only 20% of the U.S. Congress being comprised of women, every female vote is fiercely necessary in order to better represent the needs of the female population. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is our hometown state’s first and current woman to represent New York City’s 12th Congressional district (she was also the first woman to […]

Building an Eco-Friendly, Green and Sustainable Home

Last week’s post introduced you to Ashleigh Sergeant, our #FWOTM that lives the yogi talk, naturally and sustainably. We learned she not only teaches people to “build a life you love” in spirit, but also in physical form with the example of the beautiful sustainable home she and her husband Justin recently built in Costa […]

#FWOTM: Ashleigh Sergeant, Living the Yogi Talk, Naturally and Sustainably

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know there are teachers out there that can lead you through a valuable life mantra that transcends your experience beyond any physical pose you may have been trying to master on your mat and elevates your being to a place of wanting to live a more conscious, […]

Is Your Fashion "Slow" Fashion?

If you were to talk to your grandparents or great-grandparents today, chances are they lived much simpler lives with fewer personal items and articles of clothing than you. Fast-fashion has become the norm, as people desire to keep up with trends and dress like their favorite celebrities and become easily enticed by pretty storefront windows and […]

Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

The origins of consumerism can be traced back hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that it started taking root in the United States. The values of leading a simple way of life decreased and people became more and more interested in buying and owning more things. Today we have evolved into a […]

Your Menstrual Cycle and the Moon

Today’s society is very contradictory when it comes to women and their health. On one hand, you are constantly told to go to the doctor, get your breasts checked, and take your vitamins. On the other hand, you are expected to be able to juggle work, family and friends all at the same time, virtually […]