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Celebrate Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

Whether you are raising a glass to toast your Mum or are a Mommy yourself, there are plenty of ways to be kind to the planet while you shower Moms with presents.  For the new Mommies out there, a subscription to Honest.com will fill her home with eco-friendly products and help ease the stress of being … Continue reading

Spring Forward and Make a Change

Spring is the season for change.  We move our clocks forward an hour, and gain extra sunlight, warmth and new possibilities.  Why not use that extra hour to make a difference and volunteer? When you volunteer, you gain so much more than spending a day among new friends – you help make a positive impact … Continue reading

International Women’s Day

Every year on March 8, the United Nations declares it to be International Women’s Day.  Women’s rights activists use this day as a day of action, individual women use the day as a day to celebrate with close women friends, and the international community uses this day to highlight ‘women’s issues’ around the globe. Last year, … Continue reading

Everyday Conservation

The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others. ~ Theodore Roosevelt I’ve always thought of myself as a conservationist, but after reading Silent Spring, I am rethinking what that term means to me.  Up until now, I’ve happily tromped through … Continue reading

Interview with Veronica Gadea of EE Cuffs

A few weeks ago, Lisa and I had the pleasure of meeting with Veronica Gadea, founder and co-designer of EECuffs, a wonderful fashion line of handmade, eco-friendly jewelry. Veronica spoke about her love for fashion and her creative energy that moves her to create her cuffs; Veronica tells us that she is “always looking for … Continue reading

Redefining Fashion, Part One: Feathers Don’t Fly

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “eco-fashion?”  Supermodels that would “rather go naked than wear fur?”  Perhaps the latest line of vegan clothing or shoes, or something made entirely out of hemp?  You might be surprised to find out that eco-fashion was around long before tie-dyed tees and tire tread shoes; … Continue reading

Backing up Actions with Words

I’ve read a series of great articles over on Ecowomen.net.  These women have some seriously wonderful writing about being a eco-woman-warrior.  This series was about environmental education -specifically how to impart environmental ethics to children. Writer Enviro Girl explains how flabbergasted she was that a group of young children she was teaching did not make … Continue reading

I would bike to work, but…

1.  I don’t have a bike. Luckily for those that live in the DC Metro area, Capital Bikeshare has over 1,200 bicycles available at 140 various stations around Washington DC!  Bikes are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the first 30 minutes of any ride is free. For those that want … Continue reading

Katniss – the new Super Woman

The Hunger Games made over 152.5 million in box office sales during its opening weekend, and set the biggest ever opening weekend for a non-sequel film.  The film also enjoyed the third biggest movie opening ever.  I personally contributed to the movie’s success, and I loved every minute of it! Though I was pleased to … Continue reading

An Ode to Bicycles

“I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” … Continue reading

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