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Introducing Our New Podcast Series: "A Little Green"

Meredith O'Connor | October 15, 2021 | 2 min read

“A Little Green” is an eight-part podcast exploring our relationship with the environment and how we can each become climate leaders in our own communities. In the face of an escalating climate crisis, what does it mean to do our part? “A Little Green” is a short podcast series from Avocado Green Brands. Follow along […]

DIY Wooden Plant Stand

Meredith O'Connor | October 08, 2021 | 2 min read

Put your favorite houseplants on display with this easy, inexpensive DIY wooden plant stand. Alright, plant parents — this one is for you. Whether you’re the proud owner of a single snake plant or have monsteras, fiddle leaf figs, and parlor palms in every corner of your house, you know the benefits of these indoor […]

How To Be a Backyard Carbon Farmer

John Davies | September 20, 2021 | 5 min read

Healthy trees and soil can help capture carbon, but with climate change requiring global, systemic changes, the real reward is the impact of supporting a healthy community. I spend a lot of time thinking about trees. At my home, in Northern New Mexico, my wife and I often feel grateful that we have many — […]

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 […]

How To Compost In a Small Space

Claire Hyman | July 09, 2021 | 4 min read

Composting is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint and food waste. You don’t have to live in a house or even have a yard, either. Here’s how to compost in a small space with three easy options. Like writing a thank you note or going to the dentist, composting has always felt like […]

9 Zero- & Low-Alcohol Spirits for Buzz-Free Imbibing

Heather Hansman | July 05, 2021 | 5 min read

Ditch the booze and opt for a healthier, alcohol-free cocktail, aperitif, or glass of wine that tastes as good as the real thing. My pandemic drinking habits have oscillated wildly. From the month I got way, WAY too deep into the art of cocktail making, to a self-enforced stint of cold turkey. Turns out — […]

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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