Sustainable Shopping

Mom’s Back-to-School Supplies List

by the Rodale’s team It’s that time of year again! The season when back-to-school sales and advertisements  pop up everywhere and your shopping cart is full of pencils, backpacks, and notebooks. You might find yourself thinking for an inordinate amount of time about binders—or asking yourself why in the world Ms. Smith requires 50 red […]

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4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate We live in a world where companies use terms like “natural,” “botanical,” “pure,” and “free” when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals. These companies spend millions on slick advertising campaigns to get you to buy their products—stacking the deck against you, the consumer. Many […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Camp Out!

We’re on a camping kick here at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen! This is probably because of the horrible winter we had—we all want to spend as much time outside as possible while we can. So today I thought I’d share my favorite adventure gear to help inspire you to enjoy camping, too—the earth-friendly way, of […]

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6 Tips for a Greener Outdoor Adventure

by the Rodale’s team Aristole once said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” We couldn’t agree more! And while there are tons of ways to enjoy the marvelousness of the great outdoors, few are quite like camping. Nothing compares to sitting by a campfire, hiking through mountains, or eating fish […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Made in America

Happy 5th of July! I hope you had an amazing Independence Day and that you’re continuing to enjoy your 4th of July weekend. Let’s keep the patriotic spirit going throughout the month by supporting Made in America brands and products. The next time shopping is on your to-do list, support our country, our economy, and […]

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A Green Practice Is a Loving Practice

by the Rodale’s team Peace. Balance. Love. These are words we often associate with yoga. But are we really bringing these intentions onto our mats? While our classes might promote the practice of peace, balance, and love, our yoga gear often supports the opposite. And while many seek out yoga for their health, they don’t […]

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United By Blue: Using Business To Heal Our Oceans

by guest blogger Brian Linton, founder of United By Blue United By Blue is a brand of outdoor apparel and accessories focused on ocean and waterway conservation. We make products that are responsibly made of sustainable materials like organic cotton, wool, and other low-impact fibers. We believe the outdoors is something that unites and connects […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Summer Solstice Celebration!

Summer has officially arrived! Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the beginning of my all-time favorite season. And what better excuse do you need to celebrate than that? Rodale’s is celebrating with a Sunsational Summer Sweepstakes, offering the lucky winner $1,000 worth of beautiful summer products to brighten up […]

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