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October Is Fair Trade Month: What It Means and Where to Buy

It’s unlikely that rushing around this morning you questioned the origin of your coffee. Whether you use a hi-tech machine, a French Press, or a Mr. Coffee (yes, they still make those) this month would be a good time for reflection – even if it is in the Starbucks window. […]

Fill Your Flask With”¦ Flowers?

The truth is that you’ve never been intrigued by the obvious, and things that aren’t quite what they appear to be are much more stimulating in your book. So, why not apply this philosophy to your décor collection? Though it resembles a flask, the Small Beside Curve vase instead contains […]

Playlist: Indie Rock Covers by Female Vocalists

Indie rock plus female vocalists equals one killer playlist.  Thanks to our friends at Indie Shuffle for this exclusive playlist, featuring some of our favorite female voices like Lykke Li and Sunday Girl. From Indie Shuffle: What’s Indie Shuffle? It’s a music discovery blog run by site founder Jason Grishkoff and […]

Jason Mraz + Bahar Shahpar = Sustainably Sexy

Jason Mraz When I got an  email from Bahar Shahpar that she’d be styling singer Jason Mraz at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, I didn’t realize how little I knew about the singer, though I’ve heard his catchy songs many a time. Some of you might be better-informed fans of […]

10 New Year’s Resolution Tips for Your Eco-Chic Closet

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Step into 2014 with a fabulous, fresh and eco-chic closet!

Does your wardrobe need an update or a bit of pizzazz for the New Year? We’ll we’ve got some advice for you – this year’s resolution can start in your very own closet, and turn into one of the most enjoyable, creative and chic New Year’s commitments you’ve ever made. Read through our 10 fantastic and simple tips to turn your closet into an eco-friendly fashion phenomenon.

The 10 Biggest Issues With the Global Food System

If you ask food experts like Michael Pollan, Marian Nestle, Gary Nabhan, Vandana Shiva, and numerous other writers and scholars what the biggest problems in our global, industrialized food system are, you’ll end up with a lot to chew on. It’s difficult to separate the problems into discrete categories because […]

VivaTerra Organic Caftan Giveaway

We all need to have something in our wardrobes that just makes us feel pretty when lounging, and we may have just found that perfect something for you. This leaf print caftan from eco-catalog pioneer VivaTerra is woven from organic cotton and is extra-lightweight for wearing on hot afternoons after […]

5 Favorite Lipsticks for Fall

We’re on the cusp of fall turning to winter. For this year, we’re hunkering down in sweaters and knee-high boots while nursing a fervent desire to see Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. (Congratulations, you crazy kids!). And since this is also a time of cooler temperatures, it means we’re […]

Building the Case for Eco Fashion as a Movement

A few years ago, “eco fashion” became the hottest buzzword. The media in particular loved it and used every opportunity available to position it as the hottest trend. Recall those “Green is the New Black” headlines everywhere? Fast forward to today, and we know that eco fashion is definitely not […]

Looking for the Best Green Sex Toys? You’ve Hit the Spot!

Once upon a time, sex was a word whispered rather than the topic of college courses and front page news. I’m comfortable with it, as you could surmise from my passionate case for saving the planet by having more sex. We could discuss the pros and cons of the sexing […]

Foodie Underground: 5 Reasons to Love Cardamom

ColumnWhy cardamom is your new best friend. High end ramen, breakfast for dinner, sparkling water: We spend a lot of time discovering and discussing food trends on Foodie Underground. It’s a dichotomous pursuit. There are the evenings spent complaining to friends about how fed up with the foodie world I […]

Lustables: FluffyCo’s Tapes Bottle Opener

FluffyCo decor, clothing and art, are all hand made in San Francisco. These FluffyCo screen-printed, bottle openers are part art, part function and add a retro vibe to any home. The openers are also made from locally sourced wood and screen printed with water based paints. Having one of these […]

Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts: Providing Children with an Education

Having worked on one heartbreaking case after another, a concerned group of social workers in Vietnam decided that they weren’t doing enough to aid the thousands of impoverished children in this region. To get off the streets, the children needed something they couldn’t afford: a quality education. By Founding Mai […]

The Shoppers Have Spoken

Remember the naysayers in the 80s? (Apologies if you were knee-high at the time). They told us green was a fad, that sustainability was unsustainable and that customers wanted low prices, not high principles. Strident words – and wrong, because today, the key to retail success is going green. If […]

Look For Fiddleheads T-Shirt Giveaway

Octopus Love in Ocean Blue I love t-shirts with interesting graphics, don’t you? This organic cotton t-shirt made with water-based inks by Look For Fiddleheads is a new favorite. On the LFF site, there are so many great t-shirts it will make your head spin. Be very careful when you […]

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Diplomatico Rum: Your New Favorite Liquor is Sustainable and Delicious

Looking for a happy hour choice that’s as sustainable as it is delicious? Diplomatico Rum may be the answer. This Venezuelan rum is made by one of the only liquor companies in the world to have earned the ISO 14001 certification, a prestigious recognition that helps provide practical tools for […]

Sexual Assault Survivors Can’t Catch a Break: #NowWhat

It’s not easy for people who have gone through a sexual assault to come forward. Yeah, that’s not exactly a groundbreaking statement. It’s a point that deserves repetition, though, because it seems like every week there’s news about how yet another person who has experienced assault is hurt by someone […]

Political Chocolate Bars Make Politics a Bit Sweeter [Video]

Politics don’t have to be ugly—in fact, if you add a little chocolate, some nuts, and dried fruit, political topics can be pretty sweet. Here’s proof: “This election season, D.C. graphic design firm Design Army and chocolate manufacturer Harper Macaw have teamed up to create a series of chocolate bars, […]

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The Avocado Hummus Recipe You Didn’t Know You Needed!

Alas, two plant-based favorites – the avocado and hummus – have joined forces to create something we admittedly regret not having discovered sooner. Avocado hummus is a smooth, creamy dip or spread that sits somewhere between guacamole and hummus, without being decidedly either. It has all the fixings you’ll find […]

Get Your Om On With EcoSalon’s Mind And Body Box!

EcoSalon’s The Box, Mind and Body Edition, features items that will bring balance to your head, heart, and home! Find inner peace with a box of 12 harmonious items from 11 fabulous brands – worth $441.54–all for just $129  $79 + free shipping!  Do you feel it, too? We’ve all got it: […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe: Sweet, Dense, and Indulgent

This peanut butter fudge recipe defies the norm, serving a crowd (it makes more than 60 servings!) and taking under 15 minutes to prep. Oftentimes the words “simple” and “dessert” aren’t found in the same sentence. To many, a sugar fix entails grocery store shopping, preparing, mixing, baking, waiting, and […]