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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 […]

The Businesses Championing Climate Change Legislation

John Davies | June 07, 2021 | 3 min read

Avocado is proud to be a member of Ceres, an organization that uses its powerful networks to transform the economy to build a just and sustainable future for people and the planet. On May 12, six people logged on to a Zoom call. They represented an enormous commercial impact in the state of New Jersey: […]

Why the ‘MADE SAFE’ Logo Matters

Isaias Hernandez | May 17, 2021 | 3 min read

MADE SAFE is a nonprofit organization that makes it easy to find safe, non-toxic products that you and your family can feel good about using. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  You don’t have to search hard to find harmful […]

A Sustainable Alternative To Bouquets: Dried Floral Arrangements

Christine Carpio | May 05, 2021 | 3 min read

More sustainable than traditional bouquets, a DIY dried floral arrangement lasts longer and is easier on the planet. Here’s how to make your own. Every May, I head down to the local florist to peruse the stunning flowers bathing in tall, black bins (I especially love gazing at the fresh arrangements keeping cool in the […]

How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

Meredith O'Connor | April 28, 2021 | 3 min read

Cultivate edible fungi in your basement or backyard with these go-to methods from growinug your own mushrooms at home. You could say mushrooms are having a moment — but really, they’ve enjoyed the spotlight throughout history. Chinese culture has recognized mushrooms as a powerful health food for centuries — they’re a quality source of protein, […]

The Virtual Corner Store Spotlighting BIPOC-Owned Food Brands

Patty Lee | April 26, 2021 | 3 min read

Discover new healthy snacks and support black-owned businesses with Tiny Bodega. In response to social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate, many have taken to social media to learn, share, and be a better ally — including Taylor Cook, the founder of Tiny Bodega, an online grocery store that offers healthy […]

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