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Picnic Picks

Summer is the era of casual picnics and easy, light impromptu meals. Be ready for those glorious impromptu meals with these picnic picks that are easy and light on mother earth. With such a delicious gathering of commodities, your eyes will be as satisfied as your stomach. Indulge in the […]

Bamboo, We Hardly Know Ye

Getting acquainted with bamboo’s true environmental impact. When sustainable fashion first burst onto the scene, we were introduced to a number of “eco-friendly” fabrics, such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp and bamboo. Each carried sustainable properties, whether that meant being free of pesticides or fertilizers, produced in a closed-loop system, […]

A Waste Can You Can Trash (But You Won't)

I was in a purely pleasure-seeking mood when my eyes fell upon these quirky waste cans from Umbra. I instantly fell for the modern graffiti-like graphics, not to mention the eco-friendly material. Designed by artist Joshua Davis in collaboration with Umbra product designer David Quan, the Artala Trash Can is […]

What? I Can’t Hear You Over the Sun Chip Bag!

Let me make this clear: I am not someone who is averse to complaining. In fact, a good part of my workday is devoted to griping about the minor annoyances of everyday life. It may not be something to be proud of, but I make an almost-decent living just by […]

In Hard Times, Food Vendors Keep on Truckin’

Everyone’s dishing about how the concept of food trucks has been overhauled. They’re not just parked at job sites to feed hungry laborers anymore, but are taking the high road and giving restaurants a run for their money. I got a taste of the trend at the posh 50th birthday […]

10 Reasons Why the Planet Loves My Dog

This is the third in Luanne’s new lifestyle column, Life in the Green Lane. Read the inaugural column, “The Pros & Cons of Being Married to an Eco Man” and the follow-up, “Why Is it So Hard to Get My Mom to Go Green?”. My dog has fleece. And that’s […]

In Hard Times, Food Vendors Keep on Truckin’

Everyone’s dishing about how the concept of food trucks has been overhauled. They’re not just parked at job sites to feed hungry laborers anymore, but are taking the high road and giving restaurants a run for their money. I got a taste of the trend at the posh 50th birthday […]

How to Compost: the Complete Guide

Call me a dirt girl, but I’ve always loved composting. There’s something very special about helping nature along in the process of turning orange peels and carrot tops into dark, rich, fertile soil. There’s such joy in helping to create more of the soil that grows the food that sustains […]

Dished Out Sex With a Side of Burlesque

Saucy spaghetti anyone? This naughty housewares collection begs a second serving.   Woman-owned and operated housewares purveyor Dupenny was founded by a cheeky English lass named Emily Dupen-Hopkins. She creates glamour gardens (plus the occasional English one) and sex pots for walls in kitchens out of her studio by the sea: […]

Reduce Your Child’s Carbon Bumprint

In a perfect world, all parents would use cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes to greatly reduce the footprint their baby’s bottom leaves on the planet during the diapering stage. But in reality, one-time-use baby wipes are a staple in every parent’s bag of tricks. Used for wiping up messy […]

Plant Pots That Can Magically Disappear (I Mean, Biodegrade)

Do you have stacks of the black plastic pots used for plants in your back shed collecting spider webs? Imagine if you could compost those pots?! Unfortunately, those pots are not compostable. However, they would be if you’d bought them from EcoForms. EcoForms is an environmentally friendly company, producing pots out […]

Note to the Notemakers: Not So Tough, Please

Modern life is complicated, and we all need reminders of what we’re supposed to be doing – hence the rise of Post-It notes, everyone’s favorite temporary reminder. Except…maybe they’re not temporary enough. Post-Its are one of the most lauded accidental inventions in history. A 3M scientist named Spencer Silver invented […]

Not Your Mama’s Birkenstock

Imagine a small German village inhabited by a young shoemaker named Johann Birkenstock. Birkenstock creates comfy shoes for villagers, launching (though he’ll never know it) a new approach to footwear and a label that will be  recognized by millions around the world. Generations of the Birkenstock family have been designing […]

Not Your Mama’s Birkenstock

Imagine a small German village inhabited by a young shoemaker named Johann Birkenstock. Birkenstock creates comfy shoes for villagers, launching (though he’ll never know it) a new approach to footwear and a label that will be  recognized by millions around the world. Generations of the Birkenstock family have been designing […]

Bamboo, We Hardly Know Ye

Getting acquainted with bamboo’s true environmental impact. When sustainable fashion first burst onto the scene, we were introduced to a number of “eco-friendly” fabrics, such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp and bamboo. Each carried sustainable properties, whether that meant being free of pesticides or fertilizers, produced in a closed-loop system, […]

Note to the Notemakers: Not So Tough, Please

Modern life is complicated, and we all need reminders of what we’re supposed to be doing – hence the rise of Post-It notes, everyone’s favorite temporary reminder. Except…maybe they’re not temporary enough. Post-Its are one of the most lauded accidental inventions in history. A 3M scientist named Spencer Silver invented […]

There's Good Chews, and There's Bad Chews

Have you ever really thought about what chewing gum is made of? Maybe you don’t really want to know. Modern gum is mostly made up of petro-based polymers. Essentially, you’re chewing plastic. But the original chewing gum came from chicle, the latex of a tropical Central American tree. And the […]

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3 Exciting New Trends In Sustainable Packaging

Consumers are finally pushing back against wasteful packaging, forcing companies to get creative in a way that’s boosting new, sustainable industries. The other day my roommate brought home a couple of bacon-wrapped fillets for dinner. When it came time to throw them on the grill, I was shocked to find the […]

PUMA’s INCycle Cradle-to-Cradle Collection Hits Stores this Month

INCycle by PUMA is a collection of biodegradable and fully recyclable apparel, footwear and accessories. Sportswear label PUMA launched its new collection of cradle-to-cradle certified apparel, footwear and accessories last month. Having debuted the collection last fall, the company is glad to announce that the INCycle collection is now available […]

Dished Out Sex With a Side of Burlesque

Saucy spaghetti anyone? This naughty housewares collection begs a second serving.   Woman-owned and operated housewares purveyor Dupenny was founded by a cheeky English lass named Emily Dupen-Hopkins. She creates glamour gardens (plus the occasional English one) and sex pots for walls in kitchens out of her studio by the sea: […]

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