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Are Halloween Pumpkins a Problem for the Planet? by Aalia Mauro

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose?     You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that’s certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America’s landfills. Some are …

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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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The Impact of Influencers on Sustainability

Between the new Instagram “Shop” button and “swipe up to use my 20% off code” becoming a regular expression, overconsumption has taken over social media. Since 20061, influencers have been rating and reviewing products for their followers. These reviews are meant to encourage followers to purchase products because of their trusted “relationship” with the influencer. …

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How To “Slay Responsibly” With Zavier Clark

#SlayingResponsibly is more than a hashtag; it is a mindset.   The concept was bred out of a to include self-care practices into my consumption habits as an individual. As a Black, plus-size, queer, nonbinary person who often consumes luxury products, I felt like I was not the picture-perfect example of what the industry was …

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Sustainable Alternatives to Anthropologie Best Sellers

Stylish, unique, and staple pieces never have to come from fast fashion brands! We can all love and appreciate the beauty of trendy brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, or Urban Outfitters. Still, the guilt of supporting unethical practices can be unbearable. Instead of purchasing pieces from Anthropologie that you might be tempted by, shop …

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