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Carbon Offsetting, Helpful or Harmful?

Earlier this week I used an online carbon footprint calculator to see my personal effects on the carbon emissions. The results? It told me it would take more than TWO planets to sustain us all if the …

Sustainable Seafood? There’s an app for that.

I’m not much of a seafood eater, but I do like fish, and wild caught organic fish is typically very healthy, so I try to eat it. However, I want to make sure that I’m purchasing and eating sustainable …

Bringing Home Baby? Here’s 4 Simple Steps to Cut Down on Waste

I don’t have kids, but just about all my friends do. I’ve often wondered if you can have a kid and be sustainable at the same time. After all, between diapers, wipes, bottles and seemingly never endin …

I Spent One Year Living Car-Free in Los Angeles. Here’s what happened.

Walking in LA  is a phrase not often heard about in the modern birthplace of the car and the freeway. Despite its apparent oddity, it’s possible to move around the city of Los Angeles without relying …

Don’t Prepare Your Thanksgiving Menu Until You’ve Checked Out This Website

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year; not because I get the day off, not because it brings my family together (though, they are amazing), and definitely not because of the history. No, it’ …

Here’s an honest guide to a more sustainable Thanksgiving

Heritage Turkeys Each year it’s estimated that we eat about 46 million turkeys in the U.S. On Thanksgiving. Some of those presumably being Heritage Turkeys. Heritage Turkey is a term referring to any …

Thought You Could Recycle These Items? Think Again.

You may ask how the addition of items you’re unsure about can cause responsibly recycled materials to end up in the trash. This has to do with the process by which items are sorted for recycling. Typi …

Clever Costume Ideas with a Sustainable Twist

In a previous article we provided suggestions for materials and techniques for creating your own Halloween costumes from sustainable, up-cycled or recyclable materials. If you weren’t inspired by our …

Last Minute DIY Costume Ideas from Recycled Materials

For some of us Halloween is the most exciting time of the year, we get super serious about making or assembling the perfect costume. Others (like me) wait until the absolute last minute to decide and …

6 Ways to Repurpose Your Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkins are as iconic a symbol of Autumn as a fallen leaf. We buy them every year, carve them into scary faces and leave them outside on Halloween to greet trick-or-treaters as they come to our doors …

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