Sustainable Shopping

Sowing Organic Happiness

by the Rodale’s team It’s seed buying season! That lovely time of year where we can forget, even for just a few moments, that it’s cold and snowy out. A time when we can sit and imagine our yards once again dripping in sunshine and greenery, filled with bees and flowers and the sweet smells […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Health & Healing

Toxic chemicals are all around us—in our foods, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, soaps, and lawn and garden products. These chemicals (in “fragrance,” BPA, phthalates, and other ingredients) harm our bodies and our earth. And when it comes to healing ourselves, often many of us are reaching out to what is ultimately a toxic product. But what […]

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Bath, Body, Mind

by the Rodale’s team After the holidays, winter’s dark days and cold nights can sneak their way into our hearts and minds, which is why it’s the most important time of year to take a little “me” time to thaw away the blues. And what better way to relax and recharge than at the spa? […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: New Year, New You!

Happy 2015, everyone! Since so many make fitness- and health-related resolutions each year, I’ve put together a list of my favorite earth-friendly workout gear to help get you excited about lacing up those running shoes and jumping into a new year and a new you! 1. At-Home Resistance Toning Kit. Sculpt a lean body at […]

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Ring in the New Year in Style!

by the Rodale’s team It’s just about time to say goodbye to good ole 2014 and a give a big warm welcome to a NEW YEAR! To celebrate, we’ve put together the perfect, ecofriendly look for ringing in the New Year in style: The dress: Hailey Day-to-Night Dress The earrings: Smokey Crystal Teardrop Studs The […]

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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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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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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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