How to Accept Eco-unfriendly Gifts with Grace

How to Accept Eco-unfriendly Gifts with Grace

December 18, 2018

You're trying your very best to be eco-friendly—challenging your willpower daily and thinking critically about every decision. So how do you deal with well-intentioned gifts that don't fit into your green lifestyle?

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5 Environmental Wins to Be Thankful for in 2018

5 Environmental Wins to Be Thankful for in 2018

November 19, 2018

Ever feel like for every good news story you read, there's a billion more bad stories? But if you look close enough, there's plenty of good news to be thankful for. Check out some of this year's great big wins for the environment!

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Charcoal Teeth Whitening: It’s Not Black & White

Charcoal Teeth Whitening: It’s Not Black & White

September 05, 2018

Activated charcoal has been all over the web this year, trending as a natural detoxifier and teeth whitener. But it remains controversial in its effects and safety. Learn about what activated charcoal is, how it’s supposed to work, and what the risks are.

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The Truth About Fluoride

The Truth About Fluoride

June 28, 2018

Last year, we gave you the rundown on what ingredients to look out for in your toothpaste. One of those ingredients is fluoride; a substance with risks and benefits no one can seem to agree about. What makes it so controversial? We dig a little deeper into the effects of fluoride in today’s article.

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Microplastics: The Smallest Big Problem

Microplastics: The Smallest Big Problem

June 07, 2018

Microplastics are almost invisible to the naked eye, but they can cause disproportionate harm to marine life. Now, studies are uncovering traces of microplastics in our own drinking water and food. Legislation can only do so much to curb the problem. Read about what microplastics are, where they come from, and what you can do to help reduce how much pollutes our oceans.

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After Halloween, Celebrate National Brush Day Sustainably

October 25, 2017

What better time to celebrate National Brush Day than the day after Halloween—after you’ve eaten all of your trick-or-treat sweets? Join us on November 1st to celebrate National Brush Day with a kids bamboo toothbrush giveaway and tips on how to maintain your sustainable smile!

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How One Entrepreneur Packs Powerful Causes into her Backpacks

October 05, 2017 3 Comments

Danielle Magee describes her brand as having a focus on empowering women to “live like an ACE”. But what exactly does that mean? “An ACE is someone who spearheads their dreams with fear, but achieves them with courage,” she says. “Someone who has struggles but, despite the fears, decides to keep going.” ACE is also an acronym for Advocate, Create, and Empower. These form the three pillars on which ACE’s mission is built, and guide everything from the way the bags are produced to the beneficiaries of the company’s humanitarian work. ACE Backpacks will begin a Kickstarter campaign for their first backpack, “The Daniel”, this fall!

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6 Reasons Why Natural Toothpaste is Better for You

September 14, 2017

You’ve heard natural products are better for you, and toothpaste is no exception. But have you really learned why? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most concerning chemicals found in non-natural toothpaste that have many people searching for a cleaner product, or making their own! Read on to find out what they are, why they’re not so great, and where you can find information on alternatives to buy or make.

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Do I REALLY Need to Change My Toothbrush Every 3 Months?

September 05, 2017

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends changing your brush every three to four months. But have you ever wondered why that is? From bristle quality to bacteria, the ADA has many reasons for the standard. Read on to learn why!

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4 Small Steps to a Self-Sustaining Home

4 Small Steps to a Self-Sustaining Home

August 17, 2017

What exactly is a self-sustaining home, and how you can you start taking steps in the right direction? Without breaking your bank account, or completely gutting your home and starting from scratch? It’s easier than you think. We compiled a list of a few key features autonomous homeowners strive for. For each, we give you the ultimate version (not for the faint of heart). And for the rest of us, there are baby steps.

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The Return of Craft

The Return of Craft

August 03, 2017

In the ethical lifestyle movement, people are moving away from the production line to the artisan, favoring human hands over machines. It’s not so surprising; multiple studies have shown the strong links between being creative and general well-being. Fortunately, what's good for us is also good for the planet: many artisan crafters use more sustainable materials, and generate less waste.

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Going zero-waste will change your life...but perhaps not in the ways you thought.

July 20, 2017

Think going zero-waste is a certain death sentence to your social life? (*sheepishly raises hand*). To find out, we nabbed some face time with the zero-waste maven herself. And we asked her those “surface-level” questions about the lifestyle that we’ve all been wondering, but perhaps hesitate to ask. And her answers did not disappoint!

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