This article was originally published in Southern Seasons Magazine Spring 2013
Keep your nuptials as nice to the Earth as they are breathtaking – right here in Georgia or oceans away.
I was married more than 22 years ago in May, and in those two-plus decades I’ve watched a lot change. We’ve added nearly two billion to the global population – meaning more persons who depend on the natural systems that support our lives and our greatest moments. Now is the time to be better stewards of what has been passed down to us. What comes to mind is the Native American proverb: We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. (more…)
I recently attended the launch of my friend and amazing photographer Roger Moenks’ new book, I Am Eco-Warrior, at the Ralph Lauren store in Lenox Square. I was very honored to be included in the book and to share my story about the Captain Planet Foundation. There are more than 50 people featured in the book, including Richard Branson, Sylvia Earle and Stella McCartney. Several of these environmental leaders, including my dad, joined me for a book signing. (more…)
Join me next Monday, October 22, for the 8th Annual Atlanta Eco-Fashion & Accessories Fall Trunk Show! I will be co-hosting the event this year with Kevin Knaus, Trend Forecaster, Retail Advisor and Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management SCAD Atlanta. (more…)
Spring is finally here! If you are storing away your winter jackets and sweaters and getting ready for some new spring clothes, I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite eco -fashion lines, ecoSkin. ecoSkin is located out of Los Angeles, and all manufacturing of the clothing is completely local. ecoSkin uses environmentally-friendly, non-toxic fabrics for all of their clothing.
I’m so excited for the 7th annual Eco-Fashion Trunk Show!! This year will be bigger than ever. (more…)
On my trip to Ghana last week I had the opportunity to visit the facility of one of my favorite companies in the world, Trashy Bags. (more…)
Recently, my friend Tami gave me a Sprout Watch as a gift. These watches have such an interesting story. The employees of a watch company got together and asked themselves how can we make a greener watch? (more…)
Patagonia is truly an example of a business that leverages sustainability effectively for their company and for the planet. Their commitment to their product and to the environment is inspiring. Through the 1% For The Planet program, they have pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. They’ve awarded over $46 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities. 1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. (more…)
2011′s Captain Planet Foundation Benefit Gala was an enormous success. We raised over $855,000 for our children and the environment. The money raised will help fund Captain Planet Foundation’s mission, to support hands-on environmental projects which are designed to encourage innovative, game-changing initiatives that will inspire and empower the next generation of environmental stewards. (more…)
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Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their eco-tips! There are some really great ones in there, and I don’t want to keep them all to myself. Here are your eco-tips – everything from pets to Christmas trees.
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