Good Guide; A love letter

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 ingredientContinue reading “Good Guide; A love letter”

What I learned from the Millennium Drought

My guest blog post for Women Leading Water, “What I learned from the Millennium Drought”, is now live! It was fun to reflect on my time living in Melbourne, Australia and what it taught me about conserving water.  Read the full post here!

“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 WeContinue reading

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! 

Stay Zen while packing for the holidays and other adventures

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 preppingContinue reading “Stay Zen while packing for the holidays and other adventures”

Reflections from the 2016 International OnSustainability Conference

What do climate-caused migration, ecological capacity, sustainability data management, communication, sustainable supply chain management, the psychology of consumers, and eating local for a year have in common?

Sustainable Holiday Quiz

I love how the holidays bring our collective attention to reconnecting with family and friends, celebrating the year that’s just gone by too fast. This time of year, after Halloween through Jan 1, is always an uplifting, exciting time, what with Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, holiday parties and customs, and the glitter-filled New Years Eve. It’s unfortunate but true that all the holiday to-do’s and festivities can cause even the most dedicated green living person to slip, so here are some strategies to keep sustainability a centerpiece of your holidays now to 2016!

How many numbers can you check off on this sustainable holiday quiz?