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What Does Sustainability Mean?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More What does sustainability mean? Its a complex question with many answers. In today’s episode, Live to Sustain explains in more detail what sustainability means. Sustainability can be broken down into 3 sub-categories: Environmental, Economic, Social. A balance between these “pillars of sustainability” is…

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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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Create energy as you workout!?

That makes sense, I guess. We workout to energize our bodies. This morning I came across this video at huffingtonpost.com. These people are producing a different kind of energy when they workout. Basically, as people grind away on their spin bikes, they produce electricity. Similar to how a wind turbine or solar grids produce power.…

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Kitchen Renovation Part 4 – The Big Reveal

Are you ready for the big reveal of our kitchen makeover? If you’re not already caught up, be sure to check out: Part 1 – Before + Design Plan Part 2 – Construction Begins Part 3 – Construction Progress and Design Finishes Things were starting to come together by the end of Part 3. The…

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Sustainability on the Move

Today, I want to recognize companies that have made changes towards being sustainable. We often here from businesses that taking chances on sustainability is risky and expensive. Businesses fear a move to sustainability will cause them to lose customers. I say enough. Customers are no longer mindlessly buying goods and services. We are educated and we are aware. Brands that don’t make…

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Splendid Spoon: Sharing the Love – $50 Off For You

I’ve been eating Splendid Spoon every other week for the past couple of months, and I’m so happy with how things have been going. I’ve been eating all kinds of different plants and veggies, and getting more nutrition than ever. Plus, I’m losing weight and have saved a ton of time not having to stress…

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Live to Sustain’s Summer Tips

BBQ’n Tips: Throwing a party can be hectic. You want to have all your friends over and you want to host them as best you can, but you dont want to spend the whole time prepping and cleaning. I get it. Even then we need to be mindful of our sustainability habits. Here are some…

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