Organic Living

Change Makers: Danielle Vogel, Leveraging the past to Create a More Sustainable Future

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Danielle Vogel, a young entrepreneur out of Washington DC, is shaking up Capitol Hill one bite at a time by delivering tasty foods to the community via Glen’s Garden Market. Glen’s is a grocery store with a unique mission: to populate the shelves with local […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Let’s Get Spring-Cleaning!

Yeah, yeah, I know. Winter’s not quite over yet. But maybe if we all start spring-cleaning now, the weather will get the point? And of course, being stuck inside thanks to snow, frigid temps, and freezing rain has left my house a bit, well, in need of some cleaning. So grab your dustpans, put on […]

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Are You Eating These 12 ‘Dirty’ Fruits and Vegetables?

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Here’s a not-so-fun fact you need to know: Even if you rinse, scrub, and peel your fruits and veggies, harmful—sometimes even brain-damaging—pesticides often remain. That’s because many weed- and bug-killing chemicals on the market are systemic, meaning they are taken up inside of the food you […]

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6 Organic Ingredients You WANT in Your Beauty Products

  by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Typically when writing about beauty and personal care products, I’m explaining which harmful ingredients to avoid—such as fragrances, phthalates, and parabens. But today, I’ve decided to change things up and discuss to the other side of the coin: ingredients you want. Natural beauty isn’t […]

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Save the Date: Earth Gratitude Wave, April 22, 2015

I was sitting outside this past Thanksgiving, surrounded by beautiful trees and rolling hills and feeling grateful for the crisp, clean air, when it occurred to me that we should have a similar holiday of thanksgiving for the earth. However, we don’t need a whole new holiday for Earth; we have Earth Day. We also […]

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5 New Superfoods for a Super You

by the Rodale’s team What are superfoods, you ask? Well, they’re an amazing group of super nutrient-dense, natural foods that give you “more bang for your buck” nourishment-wise! Many superfoods can help protect your brain and immune system, as well as fight inflammation and aging. Some of our personal favorites are almonds, flaxseed, and dark […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Spring Fashion Week

It’s New York Fashion Week, which means two great things: 1. Spring is coming and 2. It’s Rodale’s Organic Fashion Week! Organic Fashion Week (or OGFW for the social media universe) is all about celebrating fashion that’s beautiful, wearable, and—mostly important—made sustainably with organic materials for real people. And those, my friends, are some great […]

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Voting Is Open for the 2015 Real Food Media Contest Short Films!

Covering a range of topics, from food and farm labor to cottage-food legislation, a lens into humane meat processing, and the making of beneficial bugs, the 10 finalists of the Real Food Media Contest were selected from more than 175 submissions. The 2015 contest invited a new crop of digital submissions of films under four […]

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