Event Recap: Raise the Green Bar Summit

Today, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe’s second annual Raise the Green Bar Summit. The full day event was jammed packed with interesting speakers and panel topics around sustainability efforts of brands. I was only able to attend the first half of the event, but by 12pm, I had already sat through 7 panels! It was information overload, … Continue reading Event Recap: Raise the Green Bar Summit

Inside Brandless’ NYC Pop Up

It’s noon on a Sunday and before my sister and I enter Brandless’ NYC pop up, I stop to read the brand’s mission printed on the clear glass in the front: “Here at brandless we put people first, which means value and values stick together. Better stuff, fewer dollars, and no nonsense. Join us.” As I peer through the glass window the white letters are … Continue reading Inside Brandless’ NYC Pop Up

Sustainability Spotlight: Inside Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee

Yesterday, my sister and I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts pop up at Madison Square Park in New York City. It’s a tiny home powered by a biofuel blend of 80% coffee oil that’s extracted from coffee grounds. The coffee beans powers everything from the fully functioning kitchen to the jacuzzi tub and get this: a washer/dryer unit. Inside the home, is comfy and chic, thanks … Continue reading Sustainability Spotlight: Inside Dunkin’ Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee

Top Reasons You Should Upcycle (Repurpose) Your Clothes

FACT: I’ve had this dress since I was 11. FACT: I’m 31 now. While doing a purge in my closet I came upon this dress I had from my childhood. It was one of my favorite things to wear when I was younger because I just loved how the florals made me feel fancy. I have never been able to part with it, no matter … Continue reading Top Reasons You Should Upcycle (Repurpose) Your Clothes

Top Picks for Reusable Straws

2018 has been a big year for plastic straws as they became the poster child for the case against plastic pollution. This year, Seattle became the first state to ban plastic straws, San Francisco will implement its ban in 2019, and several other U.S. cities and states, including NYC and Hawaii have pending legislations on the table to follow suit. In addition to states, many … Continue reading Top Picks for Reusable Straws

Buying Eco-Friendly Swim Wear on the Cheap

This summer, as I planned for my vacation, I decided that I wasn’t going to buy anything new because I have tons of clothes that doesn’t get worn during the year and some still even have the price tags on them. When you consider the fashion industry contributes substantially to negative environmental impacts such as water pollution, emissions associated with its supply chain and fabrics … Continue reading Buying Eco-Friendly Swim Wear on the Cheap

Switching to Plastic-Free Sandwich Bags

Whether I’m packing snacks or storing chocolate chips in the fridge, I always find the need for plastic sandwich bags. It wasn’t until I realized I was going through boxes of the stuff that I had to ask myself, what are the environmental (and health) impacts of this? Turns out, there are a few. Health-wise, most plastics contain harmful chemicals that may leach into your … Continue reading Switching to Plastic-Free Sandwich Bags