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Tips for Summertime Sustainability

Tips for Summertime Sustainability

Most people think of the summer season as the perfect time for a bit of rest and relaxation. And while we might look forward to taking a break from work or school as the weather warms, that doesn’t mean that we should take a break from our efforts to lead eco-conscious lifestyles. So, keep reading to learn how you can live sustainably this summer. Cut down your cooling. While it might be tempting to keep your house ice cold in the summer heat, constantly having your AC on full blast racks up ma …
May 24th 2024 Sabrina Castle
How To Support Sustainable Tourism

How To Support Sustainable Tourism

Take a moment to think of the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen while on vacation. Maybe your mind went to the sandy shores of a gorgeous beach, the lush greenery and amazing wildlife of a vast forest, or the colorful market of a culture completely different from yours. Now, imagine those beaches being filled with trash, that greenery being killed, that wildlife being harmed and those local vendors struggling financially…pretty grim, right? Unfortunately, typical practices of mass tourism di …
May 14th 2024 Sabrina Castle
How To Make Your Spring Clean More Green

How To Make Your Spring Clean More Green

When springtime rolls around, you might feel a sudden urge to rid your house of all the dust, dirt and cobwebs that have piled up over the winter months—an event commonly referred to as “spring cleaning.” And while periodically deep cleaning your home is a super healthy habit to form, the cleaning industry unfortunately promotes many products and practices that are seriously unhealthy for the environment. There are two main concerns which we as consumers need to be mindful of: the harsh chemical …
May 3rd 2024 Sabrina Castle
Celebrating Mother’s Day Sustainably

Celebrating Mother’s Day Sustainably

On Mother’s Day, everyone scrambles to find the perfect present for the woman who gave them the gift of life. And while every mother deserves to feel appreciated on this special day, unfortunately, gift-giving culture promotes many practices that negatively impact the environment, from purchasing non-sustainable products to using wasteful wrapping. So, this Mother’s Day, check out this guide to learn how to celebrate your mother while also keeping Mother Earth in mind. Eco-friendly flowers. Whi …
Apr 18th 2024 Sabrina Castle
How to Shop Slowly in a World of Fast Fashion

How to Shop Slowly in a World of Fast Fashion

Whether you’re a fashion fanatic or live in sweatpants, clothing is something we all buy, own and use on a daily basis. Since clothing is such an integral part of our lives, it’s important that we examine the global clothing industry, our personal fashion practices and their impacts on the environment.Believe it or not, there was a time when it was normal for people to own and wear pieces of clothing for decades, or even their entire lives. Two main factors played into this. First, clothing was …
Apr 6th 2024 Sabrina Castle
Celebrating Easter Sustainably

Celebrating Easter Sustainably

With Easter quickly approaching, holiday celebrations are probably on your mind. This is a great time to ask yourself how sustainable your celebrations really are! Holidays like Easter should be times to relax and enjoy yourself. Whether you’re planning an all-out celebration or just enjoying the time off, committing to making sustainable choices during Easter doesn’t have to add extra stress. Making small changes to how you celebrate can actually make the day less stressful, and better for the …
Mar 26th 2024 Madison Arenaz
​Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

​Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Within the modern United States, use of essential oils for aromatherapy has been popular since the 1980s. It’s easy to see why – they can have a number of positive effects on your mood, and they typically smell great! While essential oils are often used for fragrance purposes, it’s important to note that they’re fundamentally different from fragrance oils. These key differences can matter when it comes to thoughtfully purchas …
Mar 11th 2024 Madison Arenaz
Sustainable Agriculture: What Is It and How Can We Support It?

Sustainable Agriculture: What Is It and How Can We Support It?

Agriculture is a vital industry that is ingrained in both the economy and our daily lives. You may know that large farms produce much of the food we eat, but you may not realize that items like crayons, detergents, and X-ray film are also byproducts of the industry. Since these products are so prevalent in everyday life, it’s essential to ensure that the processes by which they are made don’t harm our environment.The sad reality is that, currently, many common agricultural practices are placing …
Feb 22nd 2024 Madison Arenaz
23 Wins for the Planet from 2023

23 Wins for the Planet from 2023

2023 was a shining spot of hope amid decades of bad climate-related news. From policy changes and legal rulings to individual success stories, last year saw a number of wins for the planet. We’ve rounded up the top 23 from across the world: Policy France banned single-use plastics at fast food restaurants. This is one step in a larger plan for the nation to stop use of all single-use plastic products by the year 2040.The United Nations adopted the High Seas Treaty, creating guidelines to e …
Feb 9th 2024 Madison Arenaz
Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season

Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season

November is that special time of year when Thanksgiving is approaching and we all do our best to get together with our family, sadly often for the only time all year, and sometimes even with the people we wish we’d see even more infrequently. Yet jokes aside, it is a wonderful time when the holidays are creeping nearer, the weather is crisp, and if we are lucky, we get to spend some time appreciating our loved ones and feeling some of the love ourselves. Let us remember, however, that the planet …
Nov 3rd 2023 Haley Salmon, Owner & Founder
​The Man’s Guide to Sustainability: Does it exist?

​The Man’s Guide to Sustainability: Does it exist?

As some of you may know, I frequent local Farmer’s Markets and hop around to some different fairs and events selling our products we’ve made and collected. One question I frequently get from men that stop and take a look at our wares is variations of “Nothing for men, huh?” or “So you don’t get a lot of guys buying this stuff then, do you?” already sure of the answer and turning to walk away.We do, of course, have many male customers and have a few products that are more popular among men, which …
Jun 3rd 2023 Haley Salmon, Owner & Founder
Earth Day Around The Globe: How People All Over The World Are Celebrating & How You Can Join Them

Earth Day Around The Globe: How People All Over The World Are Celebrating & How You Can Join Them

Ways People Are Celebrating Earth Day 2023 Around The World The U.S. has the most officially planned Earth Day events, including many festivals & fairs, lectures, cleanups, plantings, and more!The U.K. will have various festivals & coastal cleanup eventsGirona, Spain is hosting their annual Earth day festival (previously in Barcelona)Many schools in China are participating in a theme week on "Climate Change Awareness for Harmonious Coexistence"Italy has planned a peaceful sit-inThe LE …
Apr 17th 2023 Haley Salmon, Owner & Founder
Composting Season is Here! Check Out Our Composting Guide

Composting Season is Here! Check Out Our Composting Guide

For those of us in the Northeast at least, the cold winter months have come to a close and it's once again time to bring out the rakes and start the gardens and compost heaps.Personally I had always grown up composting as a child, with a big ugly blue plastic tumbling bin in our backyard and a small slightly smelly pot on the kitchen counter. Though I lived in PA, me and my family and some family friends would go to two music festivals in upstate New York every year. At both of these, the same&n …
Apr 13th 2023 Haley Salmon, Owner & Founder
Recycling Basics, Tips, & Tricks

Recycling Basics, Tips, & Tricks

What do the numbers in the triangle mean & which are recyclable? 01 is PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate, mostly in single-use plastics like soda or water bottles. It is hard to clean properly and is not suggested to reuse often, but can be recycled!02 is HDPE or High-Density Polyethylene, used in things like milk bottles or detergent bottles, and generally is recyclable!03 is V/PVC or Vinyl/Polyvinyl Chloride and is used to make juice bottles, cling films, or piping, and does have som …
Jan 24th 2023 Haley Salmon, Owner & Founder
How to Stay Spooky, Sustainably

How to Stay Spooky, Sustainably

Halloween is right around the corner, and while it can be quite easy (and fun!) to sink into the decorating chaos, we should strive to keep in mind the environmental impact that even just one exciting day can have for our planet, and do our best to have fun in innovative ways that are cognizant of and try to limit any unnecessary waste. Here are some tips on how to limit waste this year while still staying true to the Halloween spirit (or spirits!) Reuse or revamp old decorations and give them …
Oct 7th 2022 Haley Salmon, Owner & Founder

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