Learning and Teaching Sustainability

IMPORTANT: Wearing the Right Sunscreen

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Wearing the wrong sunscreen could be lethal for you and the natural world. Chemical sunscreens leach into your body and have been found in blood, urine and breast milk. In Hawaii they have gone as far as banning certain sunscreens. The ban is…

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Badger Balm Sunscreen Review

Badger Balm Sunscreen Product Name: SPF 35 Clear Zinc Sport Sunscreen CreamProduct Description: Moisturizing 80-minute water resistant sunscreen for surfing, swimming and other sports.This broad spectrum formula has a base of gentle antioxidant-rich sunflower oil, jojoba oil and beeswax with clear zinc oxide. Active ingredient: 22.5% uncoated zinc oxide. From their website: “We only use…

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Fast Fashion is Not Sustainable.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Can you believe that about 11 million pounds of textile (clothing, etc) goes to the landfill each year? On average each year in the U.S., we are throwing away 80 pounds of clothing per person. Fast fashion is killing our environment. It is…

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Protected Bike Lanes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, in 2014, congestion caused 6.9 billion hours of travel delay and 3.1 billion gallons of wasted fuel, equaling a cost of more than $160 billion. Put another way, our cities need to build infrastructure that supports…

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My Auto-Immune Story

The Beginning I noticed the first marks in late November – a couple of red, itchy spots around my ankle. I had been to the desert recently, hanging out with some mangy dogs and doing yoga, so I figured maybe I’d gotten a couple flea bites. I didn’t worry too much about it, but several…

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3 Reasons To Love People Tree

Oliana jumpsuit in Balboa Park When it comes to sustainable fashion, the best thing is to avoid buying brand new items, and shop second-hand as much as possible. That being said, we do shop for new items sometimes, and we strive to support companies that are making a positive impact in the fashion community. That’s…

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Trash: How Much Trash Are You Throwing Away?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Let’s be honest. We have a trash problem. Every year there are more people, and every year we have more trash to throw away. But what exactly are you throwing away? In our latest episode, we talk trash. Last month we both kept…

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Some of our favorite sustainable snacks

As part of our mission to learn and teach sustainability, we are always looking for new food brands that are “sustainable”. We want to buy from companies that care about people and the planet as much as they care about profits. We have created some sustainability rating criteria that we use as a guide when…

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Mamma Chia Review

Mamma Chia Squeeze Product Name: Chia SqueezeProduct Description: Inspired by the chia that we celebrate in our products, Mamma Chia’s humble beginnings have always been driven by a vision of sharing the Magic of Chia with the world. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality organic plant-based superfoods and beverages that provide vitality, energy,…

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Splendid Spoon Smoothies Review

Splendid Spoon Smoothies Product Name: Splendid Spoon Product Description: Splendid Spoon offers ready-to-eat, nutrient-dense, plant-based smoothies and soups. Our plans are designed to kickstart healthy habits at home, work, or wherever. Each meal contains the freshest plant-based, gluten-free, and GMO-free ingredients — and nothing else.Price: $50 OFFBuy Overall 3.6 Taste Price Giving Back Score Sustainability…

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