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
Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere, and so is Slow Fashion Season. Along with 14,486 other people, I pledged to buy no new clothing from June 21st to September 21st. The purpose of this campaign was to help make the fashion industry more sustainable and reduce the amount of pollution created by the … Continue reading Recap: Slow Fashion Season
September has arrived, and I'm committing to a shopping ban for the entire month! I began what I call "No Spend September" last year, because I think it's a great way refocus on what really matters in life, like spending time with loved ones and helping other people, so I've decided to bring it back! … Continue reading No Spend September is Back!
It’s the end of August and the end of my month-long focus on clean beauty. When I originally cooked up the theme for this month, I thought I would use the book, No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, by Siobhan O'Connor and … Continue reading Clean Beauty: A Revolution Or Consumer-Driven Craze?
It’s been years since I first read about the dangers of aluminum as an active ingredient in anti-perspirants, but I must admit, it took me a while to switch to using aluminum-free deodorant 100% of the time. Not only did it take my body some time to adapt, but not all so-called “natural” deodorants are … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Aluminum-Free Deodorants
I had no idea before visiting, but apparently the Sun Valley, Idaho area is a thrift shopper’s paradise. I was in town for a conference, and I learned that it’s quite a wealthy pocket of the country. Apparently lots of rich people have vacation homes in the area, or simply frequent the Sun Valley Resort … Continue reading Thrift Shopping in Sun Valley, Idaho
I was lucky enough to spend some time in gorgeous Sun Valley, Idaho last weekend, and since it was Plastic Free July, I did my best to avoid plastic, and waste in general. I wasn’t perfect, but it was a lot easier than avoiding plastic in Las Vegas! Here’s how I did. On the Plane … Continue reading Plastic Free Travel: Sun Valley, Idaho
Since my recent trip to Las Vegas for a friend’s bachelorette party coincided with Plastic Free July, I thought I’d challenge myself to eliminate plastic waste as much as possible during the trip. Las Vegas certainly isn’t the most eco-friendly of cities, but sometimes you have to abide by other people’s wishes and make the … Continue reading Plastic Free July Travel Edition: Las Vegas
I recently got my first box from Imperfect Produce, and I was so excited that I decided to share my thoughts on the experience so far. This post is not sponsored; I just wanted to spread the word about a company that I believe is doing great things! If you’re not already familiar with them, … Continue reading Review: Imperfect Produce
One of the absolute best ways to make the world a better place is by making ethical food choices. Every time you eat, you’re making a choice about the kind of world you want to live in--for most of us, that’s a least three votes a day! Instead of participating in a food system that … Continue reading How to Eat Ethically