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!
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
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
Once upon a time, I bought all my clothes at Forever 21, Old Navy, and anywhere else I could get the latest trends for rock-bottom prices. I remember how excited I was when an H&M opened up near me, because it meant an even bigger selection of the type of clothes I liked and could … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Choose Slow Fashion
As much as I love The Beatles, John Lennon was wrong about one thing: love is not all you need. Long-term relationships require hard work and compromise; falling in love is easy, but staying in love is hard. Relationship experts agree: love is not enough; it’s actually just the beginning. With that in mind, I set … Continue reading Tips for Improving Long-Term Romantic Relationships