25+ Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

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Stockings are my favorite part of Christmas morning! My mom always found the most fun and unique stocking stuffers for my sister and me, so I love carrying on the tradition. Stocking stuffers so commonly have plastic packaging or are fun but useless items that get thrown away right after the holidays. I always make …

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11+ Best Eco Friendly Gifts on Etsy

eco friendly gifts on etsy

So…. I’m supposed to be studying for finals, but I’m having much more fun holiday shopping! I’m making an extra effort to shop from small businesses this year, and I always find the best handmade, eco friendly gifts on Etsy. Etsy is my always favorite place to look for cute stocking stuffers, and I’ve also …

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My 11 Favorite Bags and Accessories Made from Plant Based Leather

plant based leather handbags

Over the past several months I’ve been working on sustainability research and reporting for the Material Innovation Initiative, a nonprofit helping to grow the next gen and plant-based materials industry. It’s been so much fun learning about all the gorgeous new materials being developed for fashion, interiors, cars, and more! Next gen materials include alternatives …

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What is Biophilic Design?

biophilic bathroom

The word “biophilia” is an ancient Greek term used to describe a person’s love for nature. This passion has carried forward into home interior and exterior design. Coined as biophilic design, this unique art form uses natural elements to inspire nature in living spaces. I love having pieces of nature surround me, whether I’m in …

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What is Sustainable Tourism?

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Phrases like responsible, ethical, and sustainable tourism are becoming more and more a part of our vocabulary. As we become increasingly aware of the impact of travel on our planet, companies, tour operators, and individuals alike are looking to take action to have less of an impact on the world. With emissions from airplanes playing …

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