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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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How to Pack Light and Travel Like a Pro

ON THE PLANE Nobody loves an airplane – they are stinky and gross and the bar keeps going lower as far as customer service is concerned. But that doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style. Here are a few of my favorite items that make plane travel a little more comfortable and stylish: Bring a…

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Talking Sustainability with Aaron Taylor

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We recently sat down with Aaron Taylor to chat about his experience in sustainable fashion. Growing up as a Southern California surfer, he learned at a young age to appreciate the importance of sustainability. We talk about: Sustainable fabrics and sourcing Aaron’s inspiration…

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Reusable Napkins – A Lesson in Patience

At Live to Sustain we advocate for a paper towel free lifestyle. At home Laura and I do not use disposable paper towels. We pieced together a napkin set of about 30 or so cloth napkins. Some were bought at the swap meet for pennies. The rest we found while cleaning out some old stored…

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Changing the Flower Business – One Bouq at a Time

When it comes to the flower industry, sustainability is a complicated question. For example, flowers imported from the fertile climate of Ecuador may have a smaller carbon footprint than flowers grown in climate-controlled greenhouses in the US. On the one hand, flowers could be considered an expensive waste of water and other natural resources. On…

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Join the Sustainability Movement

Recently, I have developed what I have been jokingly referring to as sustain-o-brain. Most of my day is spent thinking about sustainability. Everything I do gets the sustainability examination. For example, on a recent fishing trip to the McCloud river, I kept wondering how much of an impact us fisherman are having on the waters…

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Make a Difference, Focus your Sustainability Energy on…

One of our goals at Live to Sustain is to make the subject of sustainability easy enough for everyone to understand. It is a multi-faceted subject that requires clarification. We have been attempting to provide our readers with bite sized knowledge to help them be more sustainable. Today we are going to focus on two…

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Be Sustainable This Week

This week we are asking you to take your own steps to be sustainable. To help make it easy we are going to detail exactly what you need to do. Sustainability Homework Action How Impact No Straws Refuse plastic straws for every beverage you order this week. You can survive one week without a straw,…

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Designer Dreams and Disillusionment

I’ve made some big changes to my life in the past couple of years. After working as an interior designer in New York City for over a decade, I moved to San Diego in 2017 to start a new career in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. While I will always be passionate about creating beautiful spaces,…

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