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The Simple Way to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

The honest truth is weddings can be a waste intensive, unsustainable business. So what’s the eco-minded couple supposed to do to get started with their magical celebration? A few key considerations early on can help reduce the environmental footprint of your wedding. Planning a sustainable wedding doesn’t have to be a headache, in fact, it can […]

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How to Find Conflict-Free Jewelry

Jewelry doesn’t have to be something you feel guilty wearing. After movies like Blood Diamond raised awareness about the devastating impacts of diamonds in West Africa, more and more people have been looking for conflict-free and socially responsible jewelry. As today’s consumers are shifting their dollars toward organic food, safer beauty products, environmentally-friendly laundry detergent, it’s […]

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The House Passed a Major Roll Back of Consumer Safety Laws, Let’s Stop the Senate

If you haven’t heard about one of the scariest bills moving through Congress—the REINS Act—don’t worry, most people haven’t either. Despite the quiet nature of this bill’s progress, it has the potential to roll back some of the biggest, most important consumer safety laws we have at the federal level. And for me, this is […]

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The Rise and Fall of Plastic Microbeads

Sometimes trends are a good thing (organic food, clean cosmetics, hot yoga) and sometimes trends are just short term ideas cooked up by outdated companies. Plastic microbeads clearly fall into the later category—today I’m going to give you the skinny on why you should ditch that microbead body scrub for good. The personal care industry […]

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