Introducing Your New Favorite Sustainable Skincare Brand, Organic Savanna

I’m thrilled to tell you about a hair, skin, and body care brand that values people and the planet. Organic Savanna is social enterprise based in Kenya that empowers local women and their families through job creation, education programs, and vocational training. They use locally grown, organic ingredients to produce handmade products that benefit the … Continue reading Introducing Your New Favorite Sustainable Skincare Brand, Organic Savanna

Exactly How to Shop from Bulk Bins for Low-Waste Groceries

There’s no doubt that the waste generated by packaging materials is a tremendous problem. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, containers and packaging made up about 82.2 million tons, or 28.1%, of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2018. Of that, just 37% was recycled. Worse still, plastic makes up an increasing share of packaging waste, … Continue reading Exactly How to Shop from Bulk Bins for Low-Waste Groceries

My Favorite Vegan Meals: 12 Plant-Based Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

One of my goals for 2020 was to eat more plant-based meals, and less meat and dairy.  Eating fewer animal products is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals to make the world a better place. Unlike most of my other goals for 2020, this one was actually made more achievable … Continue reading My Favorite Vegan Meals: 12 Plant-Based Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

I switched to a socially responsible bank; Here’s why you should too

On my first day of college, I opened up a checking account with a big, national bank, and I continued using that account for years and years, until very recently. Why did I choose that particular bank? Well, they had a branch on campus, and it was convenient. Plus, everybody else was using that bank, … Continue reading I switched to a socially responsible bank; Here’s why you should too

10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class

A while back I mentioned that I had enrolled in an introductory nutrition class. One of the perks of my job is that I get to take free night classes, and since I have been interested in nutrition for a while, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. The class was … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Food from an Introductory Nutrition Class