My family and I recently went to the only raw restaurant in the state of Georgia. It was fantastic! They work with local organic farmers and are vegetarian, live and raw. Lov’n It Live is in the historic and charming East Point neighborhood. Their mantra is “Food is Medicine and Medicine is Food”, displayed on their sign out front. We shared a Kale salad and a sampler plate that included a totally off the chart yummy burger, pizza with pine nut cheese, tostada and mushroom steak on a bed of bulgar wheat. It was a meal made painstakingly with love and care. (more…)
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Happy Friday everyone! I recently got a rug from re:loom and I love it, but even more so I love what’s behind this company. (more…)
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I bet you never thought of “green” and “tailgating” together! Well, Recycooler has made it a reality! We’ve all seen the styrofoam coolers, and we’ve all seen chunks of styrofoam polluting our lakes, rivers and streets. Say no to Styrofoam coolers and get a Recycooler in any of their vast array of choices. Best of all, they’ve even made a Captain Planet edition! (more…)
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I recently received a SLOWCOLOR scarf and I love it! Clothes should make us feel comfortable and good about how we look. I know when I wear something that has a rich story behind it, and I know with certainty, was made in a way that benefited the lives of all who took part in the process, I feel even better!
SLOWCOLOR, created by Sanjay Rajan, is a social enterprise focusing on premium, fairly-traded, eco-textile products. (more…)
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Living an eco-conscious life is a commitment, and can extend to every facet of your life. That being said I get a lot of questions about makeup products, fashion, foods, recipes, entertaining and just about everything else you can think of! Some of my favorites are well-known, like Chan Luu, and others are smaller, local vendors that may be just around the corner from you, like Hollybeth’s Natural Luxury. Regardless of size, good works and products deserve to be noticed. (more…)
This summer has been a HOT one. It is tempting to set those air conditioners on full blast, but your wallet and carbon footprint will pay for it. One of the most common myths about going green is the expense, but when you save energy you save green! While reviewing my statement from Georgia Power recently, I looked over their suggested tips for energy savings, and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! (more…)
Last November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary-General of Rio +20 Sha Zukang launched a brilliant campaign called “The Future We Want.” The theme was announced as a foreshadowing of the Rio +20 Conference to be held in June and served to engage people early on about creating the future they want to see. The campaign asked artists and visionaries to contribute their ideas for the future, and the submissions were breathtaking. It is this brilliant collective of hope and ingenuity that Rio+20 hopes to create a roadmap for realization. (more…)
Today is World Oceans Day! In honor of our planet’s largest celebration of our oceans, I wanted to share some information about the 5 Gyres Institute and their expedition to eliminate plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
My good friend Marcus Eriksen and his wife cofounders the 5 Gyres Institute. The 5 Gyres mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres. Not long ago CNN Presents did an amazing documentary on his work, titled Plastic Wars. This is definitely a must-watch documentary! (more…)
Happy Friday Everyone!
Tonight is the public premiere of To The Arctic, in Atlanta, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX theater. Unfortunately I will miss it as I am on my way to Washington D.C. to speak at Mobilize the Earth for Earth Day, BUT my family and I will be seeing it as soon as possible! From the film’s website – (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.