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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. Read More
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 materials used in clothing. Read More
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 well, don’t harm the environment (or your skin), and save you money. Read More
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 recipes. Read More
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 vendors is Pansy Maiden, a retailer dedicated to making vegan, cruelty free accessories. Read More
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 affection for the environment along with your stunning sense of humor, all while displaying your unrivaled sense of style. Read More
  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 patterns to make your very own reusable pads with whatever sweet patterns you want. Read More