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Imagine a society where “all men are created equal” and women take a back seat. They make less than men, if they can even hold a similar job. They have no right to vote. Stewardesses are fired by the age of 32, and women are banned from the New York Stock Exchange floor. This was once life for women in our country. But women persevered. We fought hard and today continue to make strides in improving our country. There are countless stories and none more important than those who have shifted the way we think about sustainability. Following are a few trailblazers we can all thank for creating a better world. Rachel Carson and Bob... Continue Reading →
At the turn of the last century, neighbors in rural Mississippi kept a tidy home inside and out. Grandma Baker and her family were no exception. As my mom’s mother has recounted, they washed their laundry on the back porch. Each piece was individually cleaned using a washboard then rinsed in a tub of clean water. This was rough work, especially when they accidentally rubbed their knuckles on the board. Whites were boiled in an iron pot in the backyard and laundry was hung on a clothesline to dry. While they washed on Monday and ironed on Tuesday most weeks, winters could be challenging. Clothes would freeze stiff on the clothesline so laundry was brought... Continue Reading →
As an entrepreneur, I appreciate businesses both large and small. I especially admire those that have a great product and also support creating a better world. I enjoy hearing the stories behind the brand; the lives that have been touched and the unwavering integrity of the makers. While not everything I buy has a great story to tell, it sure helps me purchase with a purpose. Following are companies I admire that offer quality, hope and inspiration. Patagonia This Ventura, California, company has been making reputable outdoor gear and clothing since the 1970s. As the brand has grown, so has the company’s commitment to fair working conditions and protecting the environment. Patagonia donates a cut of revenues... Continue Reading →
It’s 7 a.m. and my son is ready for school. At least he thinks he is. Almost daily, I find myself intervening my son’s wardrobe decisions. He tries to wear shorts as much as possible even when it’s 25 degrees outside. At age 7, he’s a West Coast boy at heart living an East Coast life. The morning is a whirlwind of negotiating breakfast choices. Most times we settle on our go-to favorite: oatmeal and a green smoothie. We review after-school activities and quickly brush teeth before Graham heads out the door—hopefully on time. After the school bus leaves and my husband kisses me goodbye, I take a deep breath. A new day has begun. ... Continue Reading →
Natural and homemade can also be simple. Many of us are attracted to the idea of making our own skincare products, but where do you start? Like any good researcher, online. You’d be surprised at the number of ideas out there. The best way to chose a recipe is to consider the source. Be sure you know who tried it—if someone puts their name on the recipe, they’re also risking their reputation. If one doesn’t work, try, try again. Don’t give up; what works for one person may not for another for whatever reason. Online resource Wellness Mama, for instance, does her due diligence. Katie tries every recipe herself and offers organic alternatives on the market. The... Continue Reading →