Organic Living

Maria’s Five Favorites: Last-Minute Gifts

So you’ve waited until the last minute to buy gifts! Don’t worry; you’re not alone. I myself am a habitual last-minute wrapper. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Especially when there are so many wonderful, green, sustainable, and joyous gifts out there—and sometimes it just takes a little time to decide which one is the […]

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Where True Quality of Life Comes From

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University’s International Quality of Life Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding global citizens who have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people worldwide. Past laureates have included Archbishop […]

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How to Trim Your Tree in 5 Steps

by the Rodale’s team It’s time to deck the halls—and the trees—for the holidays! And to help you out, we’ve put together a 5-step guide to trimming your tree in a beautiful and ecofriendly manner. Step 1: Light it up! Use an environmentally friendly LED strand and begin at the bottom of your tree, close […]

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In Gratitude

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Every day, when I get dressed, I put on something green. It’s a joke around the office that, if anyone sees me without green, I’ll give him or her $100. Thus far, I’ve never had to make a payout. I have a lot more green […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Dressing Up!

‘Tis the season to get dressy! And here are five of my favorite earth-friendly dresses. They will have you looking and feeling fabulous through the holidays and beyond… 1. Yolanda Glam Maxi Dress. Perfect for the hostess, this dress made from sustainable materials features a scoop neck and ¾ sleeves that keep hands free to […]

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Bringing Our Money Back Down to Earth

  Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted with permission from the pamphlet “Commons nth: Common Sense for a Post Wall Street World,” by Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money. Over the past five years, more than $38 million has been invested in 350 small food enterprises via dozens of local Slow Money networks and […]

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Hello, Cyber Monday!

Did you know that today is the biggest day of the year for online retailers? For some reason, for us it’s Monday. It’s not Black Friday. Of course, I’m sure there are exceptions to that rule, and it may change over time. But I think part of it (other than the discounts) has to do […]

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Green Holiday Gift Guide

by the Rodale’s team We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with joy and laughter! And we also wish that your holiday shopping will be just as much fun. To help out, we’ve selected a few green gift ideas for some of the special people in your life… For the mom: A Monogrammed Letter […]

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