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Give Greener

The holiday season is here and it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the festiveness, time with friends and family, and the warmth of the season.  We put so much effort […]

Embracing Locally Grown

We live in a time where our culture of convenience has created an environment of seemingly endless and instant food availability.  According to the NYT, half of all the fruit and a third of all […]

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Changing Climate Change

Carbon.  You can’t have a conversation about planet health without talking about carbon.  Our world is powered by greenhouse gas emitting processes; raising animals for meat, driving cars, heating homes, and traveling are some ways […]

Greenwashing

Greenwashing

I was 27 when I started paying attention to labels and marketing. Perhaps because during my time working at a prominent New York City ad agency, I gained a deeper understanding of the process behind […]

Gold and Ivy founder

Meet the Maker: Gold + Ivy

This week I sat down with Alexis Smith, founder of local candle company, Gold + Ivy. As soon as we begin it’s clear there’s something special underneath her quiet, polite exterior.  This twenty-four year old […]

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Resolving 2020

It’s a new year so here it comes: change.  The ball has dropped and we put our best intentions into setting new years resolutions to change something in our lives for the better.  Change can be scary […]

Green Door Gourmet Nashville’s Fanciest Farm

Green Door Gourmet is an oxymoron. It is the trendiest, most contemporary 80-year-old farm I’ve ever seen. Their farm store, housing a collection of organic produce and locally crafted products, has recently been renovated to […]

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BANANAS ARE NOT TRASH.

Your leftover lasagna, the pizza crust your daughter didn’t want to eat, the almond milk you forgot to drink before you left for vacation, the extra rice no one ate when you ordered in….all of […]

Sustainable & Sexy for your Valentine

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentines gift to get you and your honey in the mood, you’re in the right place.  We’ve put together a list of lingerie companies whose founders are trailblazers in […]