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How Eco-friendly Home Renovations Can Save You Money

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How Eco-Friendly Home Renovations Save You Money Renovating our house can be an exciting but daunting task. We want our home to be more beautiful or look more modern. Sometimes the insides of the house need an update—the plumbing, electrical, or the

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Regulations and Consumer Safety: The Fight for Safer Products

Today we have a guest post written by Lindsey Pasikea, who works for Consumer Safety, the peak non-profit organisation in the US that is advocating to ensure the the products available in the US market are safe for consumers to use. I am sure you will find her article interesting and informative.  Regulations and Consumer Safety: The Fight for Safer Products We all try to be careful about what goes

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How to know if your furniture is eco-friendly

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How to Know if Your Furniture Is Eco-Friendly If you want to have an eco-friendly home, you have to put some thought into which products you bring into it. If you find the right furniture options, your couches, tables, chairs, beds

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Fall in love with minimalist sustainable fashion by Paper & Fog

This post was sponsored by minimalist sustainable fashion label Paper & Fog who make gorgeous sustainable garments and homewares inspired by Japanese design traditions and the beauty of linen. These collaborations help to cover the costs of running this blog and continue bringing you great content for free. You can rest assured that I only collaborate with like-minded brands that meet the highest standards for ethics and sustainability, and that

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Improve your mental health with houseplants

Today I am sharing a lovely informative post which originally appeared on the Garden College, the magazine for life in bloom. Garden Collage is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates a modern approach to nature. Enjoy! In uncertain times, it is normal for our attention to shift to the “bigger picture”. Large-scale issues in current politics, social and economic concerns, and the environmentdominate our thoughts, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed,

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Ethical gifts to inspire, play and learn

This thoughtful gift guide was compiled by Leah Wise and original appeared on her ethical fashion and lifestyle blog Stylewise.  Clothes are great, but it’s safe to say I’ve accumulated more than enough. I’m fortunate to get nearly two weeks off of work around Christmas time, so I’m always looking for games, books, and other activities to enjoy as I savor long stretches of free time. In light of that,

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Sustainable food for the holiday season (and gifts for sustainable foodies)

Some holiday inspiration, which originally appeared on Elizabeth Stilwell’s beautiful blog The Note Passer.  This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let’s focus on the food, shall we? Almost all of our holidays revolve around food and a meal together — that’s kind of the point. They grew out of harvest festivals and celebrations during times when people didn’t have as much access to food as we do now (or

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Eliminating Plastics From Your Home: why and how

There are many reasons to eliminate plastic from your home. For all the reasons to do this, some how to tips, here is a helpful post written by Stephanie Villano which originally appeared on her vegan lifestyle blog My Kind Closet.  Problem Material: Plastic Look in an average American kitchen and it’s bound to be brimming with all sorts of wasteful plastics: sandwich bags for the kids lunch, freezer bags

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Beautiful ethical and sustainable bed linen by ettitude

If you are looking for ethical and sustainable bed linens, you need look no further. I’ve found the perfect bedding, which is soft and luxurious and oh so sustainable. Just take a look at their gorgeous product. I am sure you will soon love them too. (Just a heads up- ettitude is an affiliate partner of this blog, and I will receive a small commission if you decide to make a purchase.

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Empowering Tibetan women through social enterprise: The Maya Mountain story

Today I’d like to introduce you to a very meaningful Tibetan social enterprise. Many of you will know that I am a community development practitioner,and I am passionate about the potential of social enterprise to contribute to meaningful change and sustainable economic opportunities. I particularly love sharing projects that empower women who are living their traditional lifestyles, to allow them to develop in ways that honour their valuable cultural traditions and way of

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