Five Fairtrade Chocolate Brands You Need to Try

One of those things that everyone loves: chocolate. Yeah, ok, I know a couple of people who don’t like chocolate, but I’m grateful for their existence because it means more chocolate for me. Chocolate’s Bloody History Chocolate is ubiquitous today, but it has a long and interesting history. From its beginnings several millennia ago as […]

What’s the Environmental Footprint of Your Gadget? {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How do the big gadget-making companies (Apple, Samsung, etc.) stack up these days regarding their environmental footprint? — Doug Greco, Newark, NJ While some gadget-makers are already prioritizing greener sourcing and operations, others have a long way to go. The international environmental advocacy […]

The FIVE Books on Personal Finance Everyone Needs to Read

Personal finance. It’s super important, but did anyone mention that to you in school? Most of us seem to have grown up blissfully unaware of the role that smart money management plays in life, and while we may have lost out on some opportunities due to uninformed decisions, it’s never to late to catch up. […]

CLASSY Father’s Day Gifts for the Environmentally Conscious

Father’s Day is fast approaching. The post on Mother’s Day Gifts for the environmentally conscious was pretty well received, I think. So, I thought I’d put together a similar list for Dads everywhere. We should all strive to buy environmentally conscious products, be it as gifts or for our own use at home. We’re going […]

7 Steps to Building an Ethical Wardrobe

As I was thinking about my wardrobe and how to make it a more ethical wardrobe, I remembered something: The Royal Wedding just took place two days ago, and boy was it a spectacle. If you watched it, great. I didn’t. Not really a fan of going gaga over an undeserving monarchy responsible for so […]

The Power of Essential Oils

{OR Learning to Get Natural with your Wellness} Essential oils can be a wonderful addition to your wellness routine, if you learn how to use them correctly. I began this post as a stand-alone one, but then it got really long and I got new ideas. So, this post is now the first in a […]

CLASSY Mother’s Day Gifts for the Environmentally Conscious

Mother’s Day Gifts for the environmentally conscious? Hell, yeah! Instead of feeding the ever-hungry consumer market without purpose, why not spend your money on environmentally conscious companies and people? And, if your mom is as environmentally conscious as you are, even better! Then the options are even more varied. I mean, we gotta show love […]

24 Inspirational EARTH HEROES You Need to Know About

Admittedly this is a very difficult list to make. When you awaken to the crisis the planet is in, you immediately start looking for solutions, and absent that, for little rays of hope that can reassure you, including people who work in the field and stay hopeful. Where are the people who are genuinely living […]

Building a 21st Century World!

I began blogging as a creative vent for my frustration with how we’re treating the planet, but it has quickly transformed into much more. I’m learning how to be gentler on the planet, how to live without constantly destroying, and how to be happy with what we have now – because we won’t have it […]

Five Mesmerizing Audiobooks to Bring You Close to Nature

Do you listen to audiobooks? I have here a list of five mesmerizing audiobooks that will bring you close(r) to nature. I think you’ll love them! Scroll down to the list if you have no interest in my ramblings. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE DETAILS. I used to be anti-audiobooks. Way […]