Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs, and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all their rules about purchasing products that are good for the earth fly away.
It recently struck me that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics in the premium segment of consumer goods seems to be considered a luxury too extravagant to indulge in by the fashion industry.
While they are happy to send their children off to school each morning, they worry that the busyness of the school season will make it difficult to keep things organized, clean and green. Fortunately, I have some tips for how parents can not only start the school year off green and organized, but keep things moving along nicely as the year progresses.
There are very serious issues affecting animals and the environment. My jungle characters began to speak up, and who was I to stand in their way?
Two years ago I found out I had an aggressive form of breast cancer. After going through such a sudden, unexpected, terrifying experience, I've begun to question everything. I've developed serious paranoia about the world around me and all of the chemicals we live with.
"It is not just about a pretty dress," says Amis Cameron. "Because we all wear clothes every day, it is important to start thinking about how they are dyed and milled and what that is doing to our planet and our bodies in the name of fashion.
You don't have to wear a dress made out of oats or offer a cake made out of raw sprouts.
More than once, I have stopped to refuel my clean diesel hatchback and had another driver at the pumps shout at me that I'm 'using the diesel pump!!' Yes. Yes I am. And getting unbelievable gas mileage thank you very much.
By Rachelle Carson-Begley When my daughter came to me and asked me if she thought we could incorporate any green ideas into Halloween this year, I wa...
Forget those dangling trees. They may be shaped like the Sierra Club's logo, but there's nothing natural about those chemical-swathed "pines."
When I first traveled to Namibia in the 1970's, and met the farmers on the grasslands, I learned that not everyone shared my fascination with the cheetah as an icon of speed and grace. The farmers there had a label for cheetahs, who they saw as a threat to their livelihoods -- "vermin."
By Rachelle Carson-Begley Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a girly-girl. I love to look fresh, pulled-together, and effortlessly beautiful. And years ago, I...
There are certain eco-friendly practices that are extremely easy to put into place, could play big part in helping our environment, and could make a positive difference to your finances.
Having reviewed thousands of "natural" skin care lines, I have found a few that are exceptionally luxurious, ecologically-minded and effective -- at every price point. But let's face it, mom's can be sensitive so all of these have passed the test of yours truly's extremely irritable epidermis.
If youth are the future, we must lead the charge for positive, collaborative change... and young people are stepping up in cities, towns, and villages worldwide to defy the odds, to achieve the impossible.
Angela May Guerrant is an eco-crusader-executive-poet; she's a lover of music, herbs, Earth, and a runner -- but a mama first.