Outside the front door of our villa on the mountain was a fountain. Really just a spigot in a stone hearth bringing water up from the well, but the water from this Cretan well was the best I have ever tasted.
Universities are not isolated ivory towers; they are attached to surrounding communities. So, one of the most important questions is how do on-campus sustainability efforts ripple out, well beyond the quadrangle, to the non-collegiate neighborhood at large?
While I know that we can't all afford to move to the pristine wilderness (and that it would quickly stop being pristine!) there are still steps we can all take to make ourselves, our future children, and our environments cleaner.
These fads come and go and the latest styles fly off the shelves at a breakneck pace. Yet who in New York City, London, Paris (or anywhere for that matter) has a closet big enough to hold 10 outfits let alone 100? So where does it all end up?
Most of the clothes we wear (unless they are labeled "Fair Trade" or "Organic") contain some pretty toxic additives. For example, conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop.
Yes, it will take a very special gift to really say "I love you, mom" to our Mother Earth. Here are the top 5 green Mother's Day gifts that our favorite planet has recently received and which may provide you a few shopping ideas for the other moms in your life.
Yoga Teachers will sink or swim together. The sooner we figure out a sustainable win-win business model regarding how to freely share the benefits of this rich tradition, the sooner we will all prosper. Ommmmmmmmmmm.
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Alex and Ani's Lifestyle Editor, Corporate Historian and co-author Cyd McKenna about fashion, the environment and how Alex and Ani's mission to impact fashion and so much more is a message we can all relate to on Earth Day and every day.
Judy Wicks movingly describes her pathway to success as a businesswoman through collaboration, not competition, through responding immediately to cries of need once understood and by clarifying over and again her mission to serve.