“Nothing is certain, except that the shift to more conscious, cooperative business practices will be hard, and that whatever you do, for good or ill, will matter, wherever you work.”

Yvon Chouinard & Vincent Stanley
The Reponsible Company (p 23)

“Imagining the future for a brand means incorporating responsibility values into its DNA and discovering new opportunities. It means injecting creative thinking and different points of view about the past, which translate into new or renewed products… which, in turn, open up new markets, attract new customers and reduce risk throughout the entire value chain and lifetime of the product.”

Francesca Romana Rinaldi & Salvo Testa
The Responsible Fashion Company (p 117)

Good Guide; A love letter

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Dear Good Guide,

Thank you for existing. You’re the main consumer transparency tool I share with fellow innocent members of the public. Your app is my favorite tool to use as a consumer, because of your independent, third-party evaluations of ingredients and handy, UPC-code scanning abilities. I can’t imagine shopping without your information on a product’s ingredient healthiness, certifications and ecolabels, and lists of possible alternatives in the same product category.

Roses are red,
toxic chemicals are cruel,
transparency gives me the power
to choose products that rule.

Continue reading “Good Guide; A love letter”

Book Review: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming

; Toward A New Psychology of Climate Action by Per Epson Stoknes 

“We need a more compassionate understanding of how our paradoxical, many-voiced psyche is responding to news of the ongoing shifts in the climate.” p 7

Those of us who are wondering WHY others don’t get the message we feel like we’re sharing loud and clear will definitely appreciate the tools psychologist and economist Per Epson Stoknes spells out in this entertaining, easy to understand and to-the-point book. In it, he provides tools to successfully break through apathy and cognitive dissonance Continue reading “Book Review: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming”

“When it comes to the facts of increasing climate disruption due to our human impact on the earth, there is an ethical obligation to respond. Those who actively give voice to or just passively live out their denial actually support the ongoing human violence to the land and clean air.” – Per Epson Stoknes, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (p 25)

Meet the LOHAS

I have been reading the book The Responsible Fashion Company: Integrating Ethics and Aesthetics in the Value Chain by Francesca Romana Rinaldi and Salvo Testa  (published 2015) this year, and one consumer description caught my attention that I felt the need to share: the LOHAS, or Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability!  Continue reading “Meet the LOHAS”

Stay Zen while packing for the holidays and other adventures

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When I used to travel fairly regularly for work, packing went from a stress-laden event where I started to pack days in advance to an almost meditative process for me. Now that Halloween is behind us, the holiday travel frenzy is looming near, so here are my top tips for staying sane and keeping things sustainable while prepping for your next adventure. Continue reading “Stay Zen while packing for the holidays and other adventures”

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