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

How to Hygge Ethically and Sustainably

I’ve always hated winter. I hate the cold, I hate how everything looks gray and barren, and I hate putting on layers upon layers of clothes before going outside. But until I move somewhere tropical, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon, winter is one of those inevitable realities. Rather than spiraling into despair, I … Continue reading How to Hygge Ethically and Sustainably

Sustainability Accomplishments of 2020 and Goals for 2021

Even though 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, I actually accomplished quite a few of the sustainable living goals that have been on my to-do list for some time. This was mainly because I’ve barely stepped out of the house since early March and had far more free time than usual, but I’m … Continue reading Sustainability Accomplishments of 2020 and Goals for 2021

How to Upcycle Wine Bottles into Drinking Glasses

During what feels like another lifetime, I went to winery that served water in glasses made from upcycled wine bottles. I thought this was the coolest idea ever, and I wanted to try making my own. I promptly bought a glass cutting kit and began hoarding empty wine bottles like they were made of gold. … Continue reading How to Upcycle Wine Bottles into Drinking Glasses

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