Five DIY Natural & Low-Waste Recipes for Your Home

For a long time now, I’ve been on a journey in which I’ve slowly incorporated new habits and products into our home that are better for the environment and my family’s health. There are a lot of natural cleaning products on the market that work well and have a lighter footprint on the environment. TheContinue reading “Five DIY Natural & Low-Waste Recipes for Your Home”

Get Your Home Ready For Spring

It isn’t long after the holidays that I begin to think about the arrival of spring in anticipation of a fresh start and warmer days. The closing of the winter season in the Northeast can seem punishingly long and frustrating as Mother Nature toys with our emotions dishing out days of bitter cold one dayContinue reading “Get Your Home Ready For Spring”

Ethical & Eco Gift Ideas

In years past, I’ve struggled with finding gifts for the people in my life that were thoughtful and meaningful. My gifting started to feel a bit stale and lacked the evidence that I had considered the recipient’s interests, likes, or dislikes. I decided there had to be out-of-the-box ideas that didn’t involve an itchy sweater,Continue reading “Ethical & Eco Gift Ideas”

Five Ways To Be A Conscious Consumer

Conscious consumerism is defined simply as voting with our dollars when we shop. The goal is to make a positive impact on environmental, social, or economic issues. Unfortunately, these issues tend to impact the most vulnerable, especially people in developing countries. When we make an effort to support companies with ethical, sustainable, and transparent businessContinue reading “Five Ways To Be A Conscious Consumer”

Five Sustainable Kitchen Swaps

A kitchen that functions sustainably and produces low or even zero waste can feel overwhelmingly impossible, but today we want to encourage you that you don’t have to aim for perfection. In fact, you shouldn’t aim for perfection and give yourself the grace of being unapologetically imperfect. This mindset will empower you to slowly moveContinue reading “Five Sustainable Kitchen Swaps”

Fair Trade is Empowering Women

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate the economic, social, political, and cultural achievements of women. We remember those who came before us and fought for our right to vote, equal pay for equal work, and the removal of gender biases, to name a few. The United States celebrated its first National Women’s Day inContinue reading “Fair Trade is Empowering Women”

The Fair Trade Difference

In many parts of the developing world, producers are often not treated or paid fairly for their work and are left to survive on an income that does not adequately support their families. The results are large populations of people that live in poverty and face injustices such as forced labor, child labor, discrimination, andContinue reading “The Fair Trade Difference”

Classic Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe

Classic Italian Basil Pesto is a simple yet versatile sauce that can be tossed in pasta, spread on sandwiches, vegetables and pizza, used as a marinade and can even serve as a dip. You can make large batches of pesto and freeze a portion for future use, although I never get that far since weContinue reading “Classic Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe”

The Packaging Dilemma

One of the most intriguing aspects of fair trade is that many of the artisans create their pieces using natural, renewable, upcycled or recycled materials whenever possible, thereby reducing their environmental footprint. To minimize our own carbon footprint, we are partnering with eco-friendly packaging suppliers and have committed to reusing packing materials as much andContinue reading “The Packaging Dilemma”