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Exposed: Ten Insider Details About New Zealand’s First Ever Eco-Fashion Runway Event

September 16th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

A pop-up boutique, “shwop” (shop + swap) and style event and online contests are some of the fun goodies to accompany New Zealand’s (NZ) first ever eco-fashion runway show, 'Exposed', on Saturday, September 21. While the country hosts three other fashion weeks, this will be opening night for ten sustainable designers as they come together to present original looks made completely from organic and upcycled materials


Harvesting Justice #5: Uprooting Racism in the Food System – African Americans Organize

March 12th, 2013 | by Guest Author

A shovel overturned can flip so much more than soil, worms, and weeds. Structural racism - the ways in which social systems and institutions promote and perpetuate the oppression of people of color – manifests at all points in the food system. It emerges as barriers to land ownership and credit access for farmers of color, as wage discrimination and poor working conditions for food and farmworkers of color, and as lack of healthy food in neighborhoods of color. It shows up as discrimination in housing, employment, redlining, and other elements which impact food access and food justice


Zero Waste: From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

December 4th, 2012 | by Guest Author

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines with an energetic fusion of bottom-up planning and community participation. The outcome has been stunning: whereas in 2009 almost every city dumping field had a pile burning, there were almost none two years later. With sky-high waste separation and composting rates, Alaminos has become a trend-setter for other Filipino cities


I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas – 5 Great Gift Ideas

November 9th, 2012 | by Guest Author

One simply did not mess with tradition in my family. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas - it didn't matter which holiday we were celebrating, the day was painstakingly scripted. No one dare suggest deviation of any kind and, had I had the courage to suggest introducing a green element to our regimented traditions, I would have been scrutinized mercilessly


Does a Sustainable Lifestyle Really Have to Cost More? [Infographic]

October 18th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Green consumer products usually are more expensive than traditional counterparts, but other sustainable lifestyle choices may save you money in the long run. This infographic takes a look at some of the greener options you might choose over a lifetime



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