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    Happy INTERdependence Day! Jul 02, 2019

    We Americans have had a long love affair with the myth of the rugged individual: John Wayne, Neil Armstrong, LeBron James, and so on. The myth pictures the (usually male) ideal figure as self-reliant, scornful of authority, independent of community, and completely confident is his own self-sufficiency. On a national…

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    Sunscreen: How You Can Protect the Oceans and Yourself Jun 30, 2018

    Finally, summer is here, and we are as excited about it as you are. Of course, the season calls for at least a few trips to the beach! Who doesn’t love the beach? The sound of the waves and the warmth of the sun feel like heaven, don’t they? Before…

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    Father’s Day Gifts: Green & Ethical Jun 05, 2018

    This Father’s Day, let's celebrate the man who taught us to do the right thing, to look out for others, and to leave the world a better place than we found it. For the man who helped shape your world, here are some gift ideas that respect the world we…

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    Teadora: Harvesting Better Beauty Products from the Rainforest Dec 04, 2017

    Are you looking for natural skin care products formulated with cupuaçu, the rainforest seeds that are twice as moisturizing as shea butter? Or buriti, which packs a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory punch? Probably not, but maybe you should be. The word ‘unique’ is overused, but Teadora Beauty has a legitimate claim to…

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    Fair Indigo: Inspiring you to think differently about your clothes Sep 05, 2017

    Fashion is a form of art and a way to express our inner selves to the outer world. However, we have to start thinking about the impact it has on the world. As fashion cycles accelerate, designers and retailers adopt increasingly unsustainable practices in order to bring trendy products to…

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    Arbor Teas: Organic tea that leaves no trace Aug 21, 2017

    Arbor Teas co-founders, Aubrey and Jeremy Lopatin, have built a business that harmonizes with their personal values, while selling a product that they love. No wonder they’ve built an incredibly loyal following! Jeremy talks with us about putting those values into practice. Tell us how Arbor Teas got started.My wife,…

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    Tiny Footprint Coffee: You Drink Coffee, They Plant Trees! Aug 08, 2017

    Tiny Footprint Coffee offers 100% organic and shade-grown coffee, which they buy directly from farmers around the world.  Every time Tiny Footprint sells a pound of coffee, the company donates a portion of the selling price to fund reforestation in Ecuador’s Mindo Cloud Forest. (A cloud forest is a rainforest…

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    Siizu: Conscious Fashion Meets Affordable Prices Aug 01, 2017

      Interview with Kay Wen, co-founder and marketing manager at Siizu. Siizu is an eco-friendly, high-quality line of women’s clothing. It all began when Kay Wen, Kelvin Lai and Anny Wang felt that something was missing in the sustainable fashion industry. They asked themselves if high quality, sustainable apparel could…

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    Independence and a Democratic Economy Jul 04, 2017

    “A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” (Theodore Roosevelt) This Independence Day, let’s remember that building a robust, democratic economy has always been essential to the success of the American experiment. The quality of our economy drives the…

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    Let’s Act More Like Citizens and Less Like Consumers Jun 03, 2017

    Some things won’t change as President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris Accord on combating climate change. For example, you and I will still be key decision-makers in our economy. We decide which companies succeed and which ones fail. Our everyday purchases support the companies that make our food, clothes, home…

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    Celebrate Your Mother, Woman of the Year May 05, 2017

    This Mother’s Day, we encourage you to go beyond gadgets and oven mitts and to see your mother as Woman of the Year. How deeply do you know your mother as a person? Did she sacrifice interests and talents to BE a mother? Who IS she as an active driving…

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    Invest in a Grassroots Green Economy Through Kiva Apr 22, 2017

    Twenty percent of the world’s population — 1.3 billion people — continue to use unhealthy, polluting sources of energy such as kerosene, charcoal and diesel. Black carbon, for example, which is produced by kerosene cookstoves, may garner fewer headlines than CO2, but it is the #2 culprit on the list of…

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