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Single-Use Plastic Hits the Mainstream News

 March 5, 2018

Single-use plastic has been headlining in the mainstream news lately, and turning some heads. Plastic was invented to last forever, but often used to make products that get thrown away—and this convenience-comes-first model is slowly catching up with us. Our reliance on throwaway food and drink packaging is seriously harming our environment, so city councils, world…Read the full article

The Ultimate in Sustainable Living: ModNomad Studio

 February 12, 2018

To photograph our new, soon-to-be-released products, we spent the day at the beautiful ModNomad Studio, a thoughtful live/work studio inspired by good design and just really good people. It’s about collaborating with and supporting artists, and gathering to launch ideas and hear from all sides, and it’s a lovely place to spend the day. We…Read the full article

Doing Business for Good: B Corp Retreat

 November 9, 2017

How do you build a movement? Last month, my business partner and I joined the global B Corp community in Toronto to affirm our commitment to harness the power of our business for sustainable growth. This year we focused on interdependence and the belief that we are dependent on, and responsible for, each other and…Read the full article

There is Now a Ton of Plastic Trash for Every Person on Earth

 October 4, 2017

A new study released data on all the plastics ever made, and the findings are alarming. More than 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950 and over half the plastic ever produced was made in the past 13 years. We have heard some pretty staggering facts related to single-use waste, and they’re…Read the full article

Guest Post: Turning Green’s Project Green Challenge Truly Changed My Life

 September 13, 2017

Tamsin Stringer is a senior at Bloomington High School South and was named Project Green Challenge 2016 Champion. She was born in the UK, spent her early childhood in Japan, and has now lived for ten years in Indiana. At school, she is a student leader for the club Students Advocating for a Greener Environment…Read the full article

Green Thursday: Best Resources for Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Products

 July 26, 2017

While you’re soaking up some much-needed summer rays, the back-to-school season is right around the corner. We recognize how important it is to start off the school year feeling totally equipped to take on the world. But the sad reality is that so many popular back-to-school products aren’t doing you – or the planet –…Read the full article

Four Reasons We Love Bulk Bin Shopping

 June 21, 2017

Buying food and personal care products in bulk is catching on as the zero-waste movement is becoming more mainstream. It’s becoming so popular that you can buy almost anything in bulk (just ask Bea Johnson) including dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, spices, olive oil, honey, coffee, wine and nut butter. Why we love bulk bin shopping:…Read the full article

Plastic Pollution and The Plastics BAN List

 May 29, 2017

Thanks to research done by four organizations devoted to solving the plastic pollution problem, we now know the most harmful plastic products on the market in California—and the alternatives. The Plastics BAN List is a comprehensive list of the most common discarded plastic items with information about their impact on the environment. Most of the worst offenders…Read the full article

Five Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

 May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up and many of us try hard not to buy into the holiday shopping frenzy and instead celebrate with gifts that are more thoughtful and less wasteful. Let’s keep it up! Here are some useful and meaningful ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts: Homemade salve From one of our favorite blogs, Food 52, this naturally…Read the full article

Five Ways to Honor the Planet this Earth Day

 April 17, 2017

Our favorite day of the year is this Saturday, April 22, marking the birth of the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people acknowledge Earth Day every year by participating in planet-friendly activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The possibilities for participating are endless. Here are our favorite five ways to honor the…Read the full article