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Growing Their Own: Restaurant to Farm Its Own Dining Room

Dubai, Kwait, Qatar, et al: a Disneyworld of senseless “innovation.” Don’t they have the world’s tallest buildings over there now? Or was it the largest? Neon aquatic hotels? Indoor skiing in the outdoor desert? I suppose the fact Kuwait is about to get a new restaurant that grows its own produce in its dining room shouldn’t […]

No Tears? No Problem! Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash

My life is ripe with babies. I have babies in Los Angeles, babies in Chicago, and babies in New York City. Not to mention, toddlers and pre-teens galore. No, I’m not Octo-Mom on speed, delivering progeny across an ungrateful nation – I’m in my late thirties and all my friends […]

The Greenest Grains: Massa Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice

It’s been many years since a consumer could buy rice directly from the farmer who grew it. That’s because rice has become a commodity product completely disconnected from the end eater. Massa Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice is a healthy, chewy, delightful whole grain rice that goes way beyond the […]

Living Plant Jewelry: A Budding New Trend

Living plant jewelry is a beautiful addition to any eco-conscious wardrobe. Crafted from plants – both currently alive and formerly living – this botanical jewelry is perfect for the nature lover in us all. Have you ever dreamed of taking a little piece of nature with you everywhere you go? […]

20 Amazing Organic Wines Under $20

Carcinogens in your wine? It’s possible. When grapes are chemically sprayed, the residues end up in the wine, and the Eco Snob in me says that any true wine connoisseur has got to go organic. I won’t be having Cyprodinil in my Syrah, thanks. Besides, biodynamic is just the way […]

PATYKA: Organic Self-Care in a Bottle

When it comes to treating myself well, let’s just say it’s taken time, but I now consider myself an expert in the art of self-care. My focus covers the insides and outsides; spirit and body; brain and brawn. I take time to read, practice yoga, run, laugh, love, take naps, […]

Watermelon Battles High Blood Pressure

Remember how much fun it was to shoot watermelon pits out of your mouth as a kid? Who knew then that you were also building up an arsenal of amino acids to fight pre-hypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. Sweet, low-calorie, high in fiber, and nutrient rich watermelon (which is […]

Plan Your Earth Dinner for Earth Day

Every holiday has its feast, right? As more people than ever before make vital connections between the ways we grow and produce food and the environment, it only makes sense that we should celebrate Earth Day with a righteous and delicious dinner of organic and local foods. Organic Valley Family […]

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to spread some love and cheer this year, so what better way to give gifts than to ensure that they don’t destroy our precious resources in the process? It’s important to consider the environment and the animals while out shopping for our loved ones, which is why we’ve […]

Slacker Shopper? Last Minute Gifts You’ll Get in Time

There’s the trove of holiday gifts for loved ones in the cabinet that has been assembled at the ready since June…of 2009. Then there’s the one person on my list I inevitably forget: say, my own mother. I’m working on this, I really am, but if you’re like me and […]

Walking Away From Wool

My mother is a knitter and my closet is full of her chain link necklaces, soft cloche hats and chunky cowls. I love wool, but since reading an article recently sent to me, I’m reminded again of the environmental and ethical complexities of this natural fiber we so adore. When […]

A Good Clean Jean

Love raw jeans? I’m talking about rigid levis jeans that only you can break in and wear into the ground? Unlike jeans that contain stretch, raw jeans start out crisp, but with time, conform perfectly to your body. Now, there’s a fantastic organic option for raw jeans and they’re brought […]

10 Things We Just Can’t Give Up for Green

I’m not married to an SUV and don’t recognize the sound of a garbage disposal any longer. Still, there are some impure, clumsy little things that are hard to totally relinquish in my quest to qualify as a steward of the planet.  You might recognize some of these attachments as […]

Tastes Great. A Little Twangy.

Yes, it’s true. It’s possible to love both Hank Williams and fancy food made with organic vegetables. When I lived in New York City, I never met so many people who shell out as much cash for dinner at Nobu as they do for Dwight Yoakam concert tickets. Or who […]

We EcoSalon Shopped!

With EcoSalon Shops! so sadly behind us, we wanted to let those of you who couldn’t make it (and those who did but want just a little bit more) to see highlights from the party, people and fashions. For those of you reading and asking, “Hey, what did I miss?” […]

No Sweat Tees

A t-shirt is a t-shirt is a t-shirt. Not true – any lover of tees would vehemently oppose such a statement. All of us have a favorite – the one that fits just so; the one we can count on when all else fails. So it won’t surprise you to […]

Yellow Fever

Before the fashion magazines had yellow splattered all over their pages, I had my eye on the warm hue. My eye goes straight to anything and everything golden these days, and I’m certainly not going to let the current trend get in the way of indulging my personal inclinations. After […]

Lutz & Patmos + Barneys Green = Leroy & Perry

The twenty-something designers behind Lutz & Patmos launched a special eco-friendly line to be sold exclusively at Barneys Green beginning in Spring 2008. The inspiration behind the collection’s name is simple: one designer lives on Leroy street and the other on Perry street in NYC’s West Village. The two share […]

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10 Eco- Chic New Year’s Eve Decorations and Party Ideas

If you’re a conscientious party planner, then we’ve got some simple and swanky New Year’s Eve decorations and party ideas that can be carried out from the comfort of your home – and you don’t have to skip the alcohol or noise makers.  With a minimal amount of elbow grease […]

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to spread some love and cheer this year, so what better way to give gifts than to ensure that they don’t destroy our precious resources in the process? It’s important to consider the environment and the animals while out shopping for our loved ones, which is why we’ve […]

5 Chic Pieces of Convertible Clothing for Every Wardrobe

Whether you’re a jetsetter, enjoy owning versatile pieces, or simply prefer to keep your wardrobe to a minimum, convertible clothing is a wonderful addition to nearly every wardrobe – and it’s even better for the environment than you might think. Multi-purpose clothing means fewer pieces, which means the possibility of […]

Living Plant Jewelry: A Budding New Trend

Living plant jewelry is a beautiful addition to any eco-conscious wardrobe. Crafted from plants – both currently alive and formerly living – this botanical jewelry is perfect for the nature lover in us all. Have you ever dreamed of taking a little piece of nature with you everywhere you go? […]

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10 Eco- Chic New Year’s Eve Decorations and Party Ideas

If you’re a conscientious party planner, then we’ve got some simple and swanky New Year’s Eve decorations and party ideas that can be carried out from the comfort of your home – and you don’t have to skip the alcohol or noise makers.  With a minimal amount of elbow grease […]

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to spread some love and cheer this year, so what better way to give gifts than to ensure that they don’t destroy our precious resources in the process? It’s important to consider the environment and the animals while out shopping for our loved ones, which is why we’ve […]