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Why Is There a Trash Vortex Forming in the Pacific?

What is the Pacific Garbage Patch? Simply put, it’s a swirling mass of plastic in the middle of the Pacific ocean that is big enough to qualify as the planet’s largest landfill. Roughly located in an area between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N, much of the world’s trash […]

10 Myths About Dry Cleaning

It’s hard to ignore those cautionary labels (even the misspelled ones). Do we dare wash a delicate garment at home and risk ruining the texture or shrinking it beyond recognition? Warnings are warnings, but there are exceptions to every wash ‘n wear rule. With the help of our blog readers, […]

Catching Cleaner Waves in Malibu

Where would Malibu be without its surfers and where would its surfers be without safe water? That’s part of the driving energy behind the Legacy Park project. Construction has been launched this week as veteran wave riders joined Malibu City Council to reduce stormwater pollution in Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon […]

Natural Guidance

QuotesDaily quotes at EcoSalon. “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” -William Wordsworth Image: Fundenberg

Arrival In Cape Town

After a journey that was punctuated by storms and unfavorable wind directions, the 5 Gyres crew arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. 31 days, 4100 nautical miles and plastic all the way. But I am proud. No one has ever explored the South Atlantic Gyre for plastic pollution before. We […]

Ignorance: Is It Really Bliss?

Last Friday, I sat down to write an article about the notion of “ignorance is bliss.” I didn’t get to it right away. And on January 8, 2011, Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Arizona by a would-be assassin. I followed the story all day Saturday and most of Sunday, […]

The Friday 5: The New Feminists Edition

A new feminism is raging in America and the modern woman is embracing it. Marketing Manager Anna Brones and I were busy doing what we do at EcoSalon when I pinged her: “Are we becoming in your face feminists?” Anna shot me back: “What are we supposed to do? Not […]

Oil Spill Updates: What You Need to Know

It’s been five weeks since the catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform and since then, millions of gallons of sticky black oil have killed countless animals and fouled sensitive wetlands along the Gulf of Mexico. Yet, the spill still hasn’t been contained, those responsible are still pointing […]

Mind the (Technology) Gap

Let’s be honest: By the year 2010 I think most of us were hoping that when it came to public transportation, any time we spent out of our sleek, gleaming national monorail system would be occupied by getting fitted for solar-powered tandem jet packs. Instead, Americans from Maine to Hawaii […]

Between the Lines: The Disconnect

ColumnConscious life, hear me roar. When I was around 12 I helped my father gut a deer. That night, before anything happened, my mother and I were talking softly by a crackling fire. It was November, with darkness falling early and the wood’s silence deafening, even perched on a cliff […]

Dogs Can Camp With the Best of Us

Whether renting a cabin, climbing a mountain, or toasting marshmallows around a backyard campfire, don’t be shy about packing up your pooch and taking him along for the adventure. With a little preparation, your dog can enjoy the great outdoors just as much you do! Find Pet-Friendly Destinations Not all […]

7 Things You Should Know About China’s Pollution Problem

7 truths you need to know about China’s environmental notoriety. As I’m writing this, I’m preparing for my return trip to Chongqing, China after a two-month vacation living at home with my parents in beautiful (albeit morbidly freezing) Fargo. While I’m reveling in the fact that I’ll be going to […]

It’s Time to Get Serious about Overfishing

We need to save our oceans, and quickly. The most recent and widely cited report on fisheries predicts a complete global fisheries collapse by 2048 and asserts that ninety percent of large fish such as tuna and swordfish are already gone. Other than the people using seafood wallet cards and […]

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4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]

5 Earth Day Activities to Turn Into Annual Traditions

Earth Day is here once again, but it can often feel like there’s no rhyme or reason to the plethora of Earth Day activities. So instead of just winging it, we’ve provided you with some surefire ways to get a real annual Earth Day tradition underway like all the other […]

Kindred Black: A Sustainable Approach to the Luxury Lifestyle

According to owners Alice Wells and Jennifer Francis, Kindred Black is your destination for luxury lifestyle goods that are eco-responsible, craftsman produced, and ethically manufactured. In addition to unique and one-of-a-kind home goods, the online retailer also sells new and vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and apothecary products. Today we’re going […]

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4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]