BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 06, 2015
The idea of matter neither being created nor destroyed is nothing new, but the Capsula Mundi Project is taking it to a whole new level: As in, if you live in Italy, you might soon have the option to bury yourself or your loved ones (post-mortem, of course) in biodegradable capsules instead of coffins. And that's not all—the pods give back to the environment by using the corpses inside as nutrients for trees planted directly above them. That's ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Feb 19, 2015
Turns out when you mix tea and sugar, you can get more than a sweet drink. 10 years ago, fashion designer Suzanne Lee and biologist David Hepworth combined the same yeast and bacteria microbes found in kombucha juice with tea and sucrose, and the result was the creation of a fabric akin to leather.
So what did this mean for the fashion world? Well, by introducing microbiology into consumer production, researchers can find sustainable ways to manufacture the ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 18, 2014
Fresh linens, minus the chemicals
Tips and Recipes For a Cleaner, Greener Wash
Walk the laundry aisle of your local supermarket, and you’ll see images of snow-capped mountains, vibrant lavender fields, and serene rivers. That’s way more appealing than what they’re concealing: toxic chemicals and dyed animal fats. Fortunately, we’ve got choices when we wash our clothes, and it’s damn easy to whip up homemade alternatives that clean ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Aug 13, 2012
Alicia Silverstone is already a successful writer with her book The Kind Diet, a guide to staying healthy and going vegan. Now she is writing two new books, The Kind Mama and The Kind Diet Cookbook.
The Kind Mama will be about fertility, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy complete with info from doctors, friends, and other women, as well as her own personal parenting story.
The Kind Diet Cookbook will be a companion to her first book, filled with easy, family- friendly ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Jun 13, 2012
There’s a certain kind of gratification that comes along with purchasing a vintage or handmade item, whether it’s because you know you’re reducing your carbon footprint, or you feel assured that you can stroll the streets of Manhattan without exchanging an awkward, unexpected moment with a stranger of “Are we wearing the exact same thing?”
Whatever the reason, GreenBeing, one of the vendors setting up shop at our Craftacular event at ... Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jun 12, 2012
We're getting pretty stoked for our upcoming craftacular at The Seed this Saturday, and you should be, too. Not only will there be yummy vegan food, but a laundry list of awesome eco-friendly vendors selling tons of adorable, environmentally conscious swag. Be sure to get your tickets here for just $30 for both days or $20 for one so you don't miss out on the fun (I know, my rhyming skills make the offer all-the-more enticing.)
One of our spectacular craftacular ... Read More
BY Intern Christina
on May 31, 2012
It's time to start counting down to our Craftacular at The Seed on June 16th and 17th, and what better way than to celebrate one of our awesome vendors? Today in particular we'll be giving a shout out to the wonderful Black Sheep Heap, a custom screenprinting shop working out of New York City.
Black Sheep Heap will serve all of your needs for quirky green designs. With slogans such as "Beet the system" and "Avant-gardener," they're the perfect way to show off your ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 23, 2010
Lose those disposable pads and tampons and try out reusable alternatives for a greener period this month! Investing in items like sponge tampons (earthy!), a Diva Cup (lasts 10 years!), or reusable pads (cute patterns!) can really help out in reducing ozone depletion and trash waste. Today, the Huffington Post has a great informative slideshow if you're new to the idea of eco-friendly period gear. Also, if you're feeling crafty, here's a site with great ... Read More