Solar eclipse is over, so what do you do with your eclipse glasses?! (Please don't throw them away). "Astronomers Without Borders will be announcing a program to collect eclipse glasses for distribution to other countries for future eclipses. Hold on to your glasses! Ask the company or organization you got them from if they will... Continue Reading →

Today I saw a video about counterfeit makeup which enlightened me on the topic. Not only is selling counterfeit makeup illegal, but it is incredibly damaging to the skin! The video explored Santee Alley, a popular destination in downtown LA for counterfeit finds. The vendors stated that many makeup artists purchase these products, and overall,... Continue Reading →

Another great reminder to support Fair Trade brands! My grandfather told me a story about the agricultural climate (non-Fair Trade) in India, which really made me realize the importance of this kind of certification / system. In a nutshell: farmers take out loans to plant crops and hope monsoon season provides rain. If it's a... Continue Reading →

@wasteboards makes skateboards out of plastic bottle caps. Such a great way to clean up the plastic clutter, and put it to a fun and colorful use!

#Repost @tinykat ・・・ I started getting into perfumes a few years ago but was struck by the lack of transparency about what goes into creating each fragrance. Enter @phlur who looks to disrupt the fragrance and perfume industry. . . Not only do they provide complete transparency about the products that go into each scent,... Continue Reading →

Monday mornings call for an extra dose of caffeine...or two. However you decide to fuel up this morning, bring your own cup! I've been using reusable travel mugs for my morning coffee, but I encountered two obstacles: 1) the size of these mugs encourage me to drink 4x as much coffee than my normal cup,... Continue Reading →

Belated and final Ireland post: one of the most memorable experiences I had was watching a hearding and shearing demo at Kissane Sheep Farm. The owner of the farm, John, told us that he used to get $10 for an entire sheep's coat, but now, only gets $2. Sheepdog hearding demos are how he supplements... Continue Reading →

SO proud of @sugarbowlbakery for making a non-GMO, USDA Organic certified brownie bite packaged in COMPOSTABLE film! The brownie tastes amazing, and the film is provided by Nature Flex. I looked into the details of this miraculous compostable film, and this is what I found: NatureFlex uses films based on renewable resources. Theirs is made... Continue Reading →

Earlier today, this headline on WGSN immediately grabbed my attention. New Zealanders between the ages of 13 and 30 were surveyed, and results showed that environment/sustainability scored a minimum of 8 out of 10 with 81% of them. Social justice and mental health were also of importance, but I was quite intrigued by the overwhelming support... Continue Reading →

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