Go Local: 5 Reasons Why Buying Local Food is Sustainably Better

I read a blog post somewhere and the writer asked, “Why do we trust celebrities and national brands so much over locally produced items by our community?” It’s a valid question. We tend to trust things that have the most marketing, advertising, or followers. I know I do sometimes. Locally-made products usually require a little … Continue reading Go Local: 5 Reasons Why Buying Local Food is Sustainably Better

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“Green” Beauty 101: Identifying Ingredients and Labels

I love when seasons change because so many other things in life get to change as well, like food, fashion, and beauty. We swap out hearty meals for lighter dishes with seasonal produce, pack the chunky sweaters for breezy tops and denim shorts, and go minimal with the skincare and makeup. Just like organic and … Continue reading “Green” Beauty 101: Identifying Ingredients and Labels

Three Ways Yoga Relates to Environmental Sustainability

For those who do and don’t know me, I recently completed a yoga teacher training program. I’ve only been practicing yoga for about two years, but in those two years I felt like it was a constant in my life when everything else was changing. It was something I could go back to, something that … Continue reading Three Ways Yoga Relates to Environmental Sustainability

Eco-friendly Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

Now that the bedroom is clean, it’s time to tackle my second favorite place in the home: the kitchen. Two environmental concerns that automatically come to my mind here are food waste and household cleaners. It just seems natural to throw our food scraps away in the garbage and to buy whichever cleaning product is … Continue reading Eco-friendly Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning in the Bedroom

Now that it’s officially Spring, the first thing that comes to mind is spring cleaning. I clean by tackling different areas in the home so this week I’m starting with the bedroom. I love when my dresser and closet are organized and de-cluttered of outdated clothes. I also love the feeling of opening my windows … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning in the Bedroom