naturally sus finds – April 2018

sus - april finds collage

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in NYC and I made it just in time for my April finds!

  1. Instagram: @stevieyaaaay – I literally found this Instagram last week and I’m already hooked. I love finding other eco-conscious/zero-waste bloggers/influencers based in NYC. People often tell me that no one cares about the environment in NYC and while it does disappoint me to hear that and to see all the garbage on our streets to confirm that, it’s people like Stevie who make a difference and show it’s possible to live eco-consciously here.
  2. Product: HealthAde Upcycled Candles – I love HealthAde kombucha, especially their bottles. I save most of them in case I find other ways to reuse them. They’re upcycling their own bottles and making them into candles, which I think is the cutest thing ever. It just goes to show how you can care about sustainability as a business, no matter what you sell.
  3. Business: Good Home Co. – Your one stop shop for all natural products for your home – laundry detergent, dish soap, candles, etc. My favorite are the candles. I love that they come in an unlabeled amber jar and are made from soy wax.
  4. News: Beauty Brands and Packaging – So many more beauty brands are being conscious about their packaging. Whether it’s setting goals to be completely zero-waste or offering incentives to customers to reuse/recycle their packaging, it’s becoming more popular for beauty brands to consider the planet as a stakeholder.
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naturally sus finds – March 2018

sus - march finds collage

Ok so I lied, turns out March was incredibly busy again, but I’m still coming through with my monthly web finds!

  1. Instagram: @greenmatters – this account features images with a headline or one-line fact about news across all topics in sustainability. From wind farms to plastic-free biodegradable pregnancy tests, this account is a testament to how sustainability affects everyone.
  2. Product: o.b. tampons – What applicator? These tampons are applicator free, which means an average of 240 plastic applicators per person every year could be saved from the landfills. Bonus points: they’re giving out a FREE 18-count sample if you sign up here.
  3. Business: RECO BKLYN – I’m obsessed with wood furniture. RECO BKLYN creates custom and live edge slab furniture with reclaimed wood from fallen trees in NYC waste streams. Now, time to save up for a beautiful wood dining table…
  4. News: Meet SoFi, “Sophie” the Fishoid – First we had Sophia, the humanoid, now we have Sophie, a robotic fish that swims in the ocean to better understand marine life and how it’s being threatened by human activity and climate change. I hope it doesn’t get eaten by a shark, but they disagree.