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Filling and Flavorful: Spicy Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

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Sustainability

The Sixth Extinction Is a Threat to All of Us — Here’s How You Can Help

Jenni Gritters | August 16, 2021 | 4 min read

A sixth mass extinction, caused by human actions, is upending the natural world as we know it. We must act now to preserve and protect the planet’s essential biodiversity. Over the course of Earth’s life, the planet has experienced five mass extinctions, which are defined as a loss of about three-quarters of all species in […]

Why You Should Care About Ocean Warming and Acidification

Erin Berger | August 11, 2021 | 3 min read

Climate change is leading to ocean warming and acidification, resulting in dangerous sea-level rise, declining marine populations, and damaged ecosystems. As climate change worsens, temperatures are rising, biodiversity is declining, forests and other natural wonders are being lost, and ecosystem dynamics are being thrown into disarray. And, although it may not be as apparent, a […]

How Drones Can Help Replant Forests

Jenni Gritters | August 06, 2021 | 4 min read

Canadian-based company Flash Forest is using drones to plant thousands of trees in an effort to fight climate change. The Earth has a problem. Every year, 33.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere, and we’ve surpassed the planet’s natural ability to absorb it all. Carbon emissions are causing issues you’re […]

Sustainability

Why Prescribed Burns Are Essential For Forest Health

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Stuff We Love

7 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Avocado Day

To help you celebrate the greatest day of the year, we’re sharing our favorite recipes and crafts for National Avocado Day. Avocado is literally in our name. So we couldn’t let National Avocado Day pass us by. Here’s an ode to everyone’s favorite healthy breakfast staple, burger topping, and chip dip  — and all the […]

This Ancient Beauty Tool Is Our Favorite Wellness Essential

Relieve tension and treat yourself to a soothing facial massage with an inexpensive, can’t-put-down jade roller. I have always loved worry stones: smooth, small rocks that fit neatly in my hand, to be rubbed and turned over and over. It’s a self-soothing tactic, a task for idle fingers. I am also a chronic face-toucher, hair-detangler, […]

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 […]

Lifestyle

How to Preserve Herbs, Flowers, and Fruit

Meredith O’Connor | August 25, 2021 | 2 min read

Billions of pounds of food is unnecessarily wasted each year. Here’s how to preserve herbs, flowers, and fruit and turn them into delicious flavor bombs. Before you throw away those herbs wilting in your fridge, consider this: 30 to 40 percent of the food supply in America is wasted. Consumers contribute to that number in […]

7 Sustainable Travel Tips For Conscious Adventurers

Meredith O’Connor | August 20, 2021 | 4 min read

Traveling is wonderful but carbon intensive. Lessen your environmental impact with these sustainable travel tips. Travel is back. Now that more than half of Americans have received a Covid-19 vaccine, many are again embracing one of life’s great privileges — traveling. Airbnbs and cabin rentals are filling up months in advance, PTO notifications reading ‘at […]

7 Sustainable, AAPI-Owned Brands We Love

Mariah Thomas | July 14, 2021 | 4 min read

From natural deodorant and non-toxic candles to eco-friendly yoga mats, support the Asian and Pacific Islander community by investing in these sustainable AAPI-owned brands. Part of being an ally means finding effective ways to support the Asian community. And support comes in a variety of forms — from raising awareness of systemic xenophobia to reporting […]

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