Hippie Dippie Corner

Is an Eco-friendly Life a Rich Man’s Game?

I find it difficult to think about environmental issues without also thinking about social justice issues.  For example, when talking about eco-friendly, shade-grown coffee, I think it would be a disservice if I failed to mention how shade-grown coffee can provide socioeconomic benefits to communities.  However, I've come to think about the environmental movement in… Continue reading Is an Eco-friendly Life a Rich Man’s Game?

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 13: She’s Got a Ticket to Ride (Public Transit)

Why drive when you can take public transit? This week I'm putting out a plug for riding the bus and using public transit to cut down your carbon footprint!

Hippie Dippie Corner

Thoughts on the New Plastic Attack Movement

Opinion Time! So...today I have a cold...but on Saturday I had enough energy to make a video!  Lately I've been seeing a lot of people on social media posting about something called a Plastic Attack.  The idea is that a group of people go into a grocery store, buy their normal groceries, and then take… Continue reading Thoughts on the New Plastic Attack Movement

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 12: Six Citizen Science Projects You Can Join Today

For some of us, it currently feels like January 107th, but in theory spring is in full bloom!  This means it's time to clean the cobwebs out of your hiking boots and get back outside!  Many of us love getting outside and keeping our eyes peeled for budding plants, migrating birds, and the occasional toad.  But… Continue reading Week 12: Six Citizen Science Projects You Can Join Today

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?

COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!  One of my greatest loves besides chocolate.  It's a shame that I'm so sensitive to caffeine that even Decaf can make me a little too excitable.  At this point, coffee is a rare treat for me.  But if you have a higher caffeine tolerance than I do, this article is for you! … Continue reading Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?

Interviews and Guest Posts

Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible

A couple weeks back, I took an evening off of Krav Maga to check out my local Sierra Club's open house.  Ever since I moved back to Maryland, I've been trying to learn more about the environmental groups in my own backyard.  And this was the perfect place to get started!  As I walked around admiring the… Continue reading Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 10: Eat for the Planet by Eating in Season

Given my earlier post about visiting Baltimore's Farmer's Market, it should be no surprise that this week's challenge is all about eating in season!  Thanks to advances in agricultural practices and international trade, few of us think about what food is actually in season when we head to the grocery store.  However, our habit of… Continue reading Week 10: Eat for the Planet by Eating in Season

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Opening Day at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar!

It is officially spring!!! No, I don't mean that the weather here has suddenly become mild and pleasant.  I mean the Baltimore Farmer's Market and Bazaar is finally open again!  This past Sunday, my friend Lucy and I made our way to Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore to check out opening day! My family has… Continue reading Opening Day at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar!

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost

This week, the structure of this post is going to be a little different.  Last week I went over the facts behind food waste, and this week I really want to focus on how to get started with composting.  Whether you live in the suburbs, the city, in a mansion or tiny house, or even… Continue reading Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost

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5 Reasons a Sustainable Lifestyle is Good For Your Health

There are a million reasons to work towards a sustainable lifestyle.  But honestly? One of the biggest reasons people don't realize is that it's great for your health! 1) Fewer Chemicals in Your Life Making my own deodorant means I get to skip out on topping my skin off with parabens, aluminum, and other nasty… Continue reading 5 Reasons a Sustainable Lifestyle is Good For Your Health