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8 Wins in the Fight Against Climate Change

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Sustainability

Why Glyphosate Herbicides Are So Harmful

Jenni Gritters | June 30, 2021 | 4 min read

Research shows the weed killer, once touted as a miracle farming innovation, may be introducing toxic chemicals into our bodies, water, wildlife, and soil. This article is the first in our ‘Soil Series’, where we explore complex issues related to agriculture, our environment, and the future of our planet.   Herbicides have been a key — […]

What Is a Carbon Tax?

Erin Berger | June 25, 2021 | 5 min read

Just 100 corporations are responsible for 71 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. A carbon tax could incentivize them to reduce their carbon emissions and switch to clean energy. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  Generally, it’s overwhelming to think about […]

Is Human Composting the Future of the Funeral Industry?

Jenni Gritters | June 04, 2021 | 4 min read

Human composting is now legal in two states. But is it actually a more sustainable, environmentally friendly practice than cremation? For decades, there have been two options for dealing with dead bodies: cremation or burial. But in 2019, the state of Washington passed a law that would allow for a third: Turning dead bodies into […]

Lifestyle

In Praise of Yurts

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Stuff We Love

The Therapeutic Pillow Spray Your Sleep Routine Is Missing

Spritz your pillow with This Works Pillow Spray — a soothing blend of lavender, chamomile, and vetiver oils to calm your mind and drift off more easily. This Works is a self-described “holistic body care” brand that sells scrubs, washes, oils, and ointments that claim to help with everything from acne and dry skin to […]

A Beginner’s Gear Guide to Backpacking

We spoke to four seasoned backpackers and thru-hikers to get the low-down on the backpacking gear they never leave home without. If you’re gearing up to take your first backpacking trip, hold off on hitting up REI until you look around the house first; there’s a good chance you already have some of the stuff […]

10 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Mom

From luxury throws and sustainable jewelry to artisanal cheese and beautiful ceramics, celebrate the maternal figure in your life with these eco-friendly gifts for Mom. The moms in your life deserve recognition throughout the year — but especially on Mother’s Day. This year, shower your favorite maternal figures with love, gratitude, and an extra-special gift […]

Lifestyle

How To Design an Eco-Friendly Kids Room

Patty Lee | June 28, 2021 | 4 min read

From cribs and furniture to organic and recycled materials, we’re sharing our tips for creating a healthy, eco-friendly kids room.  Whether they’re expecting for the first time or already have a home full of little ones, parents spend a lot of energy picking out the safest products for their kids. From car seats to toys, […]

8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Dad

Meredith O’Connor | June 16, 2021 | 3 min read

From camping and beer tasting to backyard lawn games, spend a sustainable Father’s Day making memories with Dad. Moms deserve a lot of love, but we owe dads some appreciation, too. Who else will take you out for ice cream just because, learn to braid your hair for picture day, challenge you to an epic […]

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Sustainable Interior Design

Meredith O’Connor | June 09, 2021 | 7 min read

Three sustainable interior design professionals share how to create beautiful, eco-friendly spaces in your home by upcycling, looking for vintage goods, and sourcing locally. Sustainable interior design can be hard to nail down. One misstep and you’ve chosen the wrong couch, a weird area rug, or painted half a room before realizing the color isn’t […]

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