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Thrift Your Gifts: Five Preloved Gift Ideas for the Ones You Love 

      Why spend more this season when you can meaningfully give a whole lot for a lot less! By thrifting your gifts, you’re giving back FOUR times – to: The community: By shopping at nonprofits like Goodwill. Every donation and sale helps Goodwill provide free job training, education, and placement services to people …

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How to Sustain Your Sustainability

photo: @carissaandclimate IG   In 2021, the word “sustainable,” has become a household term. Whether it’s a sustainable collection line or a buzzword on an advertisement, it’s clear that sustainability is a key part of the future of consumer culture. What does sustainability truly mean though? Sustaining something means keeping it afloat in perpetuity – …

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All About “Habits of Waste” and Their “Lights, Camera, Plastic” Initiative

The massive contributor to climate change you never think about… but is right in front of your eyes  There is nothing quite like unwinding from a long day with a bag of chips (or chocolate, equal snack opportunist here), a cozy couch, and a real good Netflix binge.  Screen time is society’s premier choice of …

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Reevaluating How We Think About Plastic

It is estimated that our planet houses around nine million different multicellular species (Sala 2020). When we observe how the world naturally functions, we see a constant cycle of energy and nutrients, sustained by these species “working together to produce a harmony that we cannot explain, but which works to sustain our world,” (ibid.). Humans, …

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Beauty’s Dirty Secret; The Plastic Problem in the Beauty Industry

As beautiful as the beauty industry can be, unfortunately, it leaves behind a massive plastic footprint. The industry’s mess, often masked by inspiring imagery and hushed realities, is a massive carbon and pollution footprint sourced from packaging, laminations, and ingredients containing harmful microplastics. Just the packaging alone adds up to a global impact of 120 …

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