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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

Jack Johnson’s Plastic-Free Initiatives

 August 1, 2017

Plastic-Free Concerts We’re so grateful for Jack Johnson’s dedication to eliminate single-use plastic, and honored to have been included at the Plastic Pollution Coalition table at his concerts in Berkeley and Los Angeles, among friends and partners working together to offer alternatives to disposable plastic. His recent tour supports local and national non-profits educating the public…Read the full article

9 Healthy Road Trip Snacks for the Whole Family

 July 19, 2017

Traveling is exciting but can be difficult with a car full of hungry kids. To keep everyone happy we like to get creative and pack an assortment of healthy road trip snacks. When we’re prepared with homemade real food snacks, we tend to avoid the overly processed stuff available along the road (and everyone feels…Read the full article

Road Trip Essentials: What to Pack When Traveling with Kids

 July 7, 2017

Everyone looks forward to summer vacation: school is out, work slows down and it’s the best time to plan a few trips with your family. Whether they are short trips for a weekend away, or a long flight across the country, traveling with kids is a challenge, so here are some tips to help you prepare…Read the full article

10 Tips to Help You Raise Eco-Conscious Kids

 July 4, 2017

To ensure that our planet remains healthy for future generations, it’s our responsibility to teach kids how to be eco-conscious. According to the EPA, Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash every year. That breaks down to 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day. And, we’re only recycling and composting about 1.5 pounds of…Read the full article

Traveling Zero Waste – Tips from the Freid

 June 24, 2017

Below is a guest blog post from Alex Freid at PLAN, who just wrapped up the Patagonia Worn Wear College Tour, and his attempt to travel zero waste for 14 weeks and 15,000 miles across the US, visiting 21 college campuses that are leaders in the Campus Zero Waste Movement. Impressive! Traveling Zero Waste: Successes and Failures We’ve…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 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

Guest Post: Six Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic

 April 14, 2017

Think you know what’s in your coffee cup… or closet? Think again—it could contain a type of plastic that’s polluting the environment and/or endangering your health. With nearly a decade spent committed to the fight against marine plastic pollution, The 5 Gyres Institute shares these tips on discovering hidden plastic—and going #plasticfree. 1. Your faux-fur…Read the full article