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.
Looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Making smarter transportation choices can make a big difference.
PROXI touts the presence of hydrogen peroxide in its line of household cleaning and personal care products. Is that enough to consider them high-quality “green” products?
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.
Flanders, a region of Belgium, boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe. Decades of planning and policy making have made a huge difference in the region’s ability to approach zero waste.
In Mumbai, India, a zero waste plan also supports the economic empowerment of impoverished women “waste pickers.” This program also makes innovative use of biogas production facilities in dealing with organic wastes.
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.
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.
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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.
A kitchen remodel isn’t just a chance to make your space more trendy or functional, it can also be a chance to make it more environmentally friendly.
Think your college or university is pretty green? Check out this new infographic on the best schools for implementing sustainability on campus, and see if your alma mater made the cut.
Shopping local at farmers’ markets, craft shows and other eco-friendly events is one great way to kick off the Spring season, and you’ll be supporting artists creating completely handmade and recycled products from things you may throw away.