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 […]
There has been a mass migration of money moving away from big banks including Wells Fargo, US Bank, Citi Bank and Bank of America. This month I broke up with Wells Fargo and joined the national divestment campaign. Simply put, Wells Fargo, does not invest their money in places that align with my values. So after 16 years, I […]
Regardless of where you land on the political spectrum, it’s safe to say our country is having a exciting surge of grassroots activation. As an organizer, civics nerd and political junkie, I’m pumped. One of the core principles of our democracy is public participation, and in recent decades we’ve been awash in apathy. So when […]
When I open my Facebook feed I’m overwhelmed by posts from friends, colleagues and family members about the Native American peaceful protest to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. It’s a powerful movement that is showcasing all of what’s at stake in this country and it’s safe to say I’m energized and angered by what is taking place. […]
I was sitting at the bar at the Tabard Inn, one of Washington D.C.’s finest establishments and a lively woman sitting next to me struck up a conversation. Her name is Fritzi Cohen and as it turns out, she is the matriarch of the Tabard Inn. She also happens to know a lot about pesticide […]
I like to find out where my food comes from, don’t you? Whether you’re looking at the yellow stickers on an apple at Ralph’s supermarket or talking to someone at the Farmer’s Market about where their operation is located, asking about our food has become a part of the normal routine for many American families. And […]
Food waste in the U.S. is a growing problem, with 40% of all edible food being wasted. Find simple solutions to cut down on your personal food waste.