Green and Groovy

Going green and being a positive influence on the environment and world is so important. Sustainability is a huge passion of mine, so I guess my goal in life is to be both more green and groovy.

vegans: just some angry hippies?

When I first started talking about veganism, I knew what I was getting myself into. Well, to an extent. Even with almost two years under my belt living a plant-based lifestyle, I still find myself hesitant bringing it up to others. This uneasiness doesn’t reflect how I actually feel, as I am very passionate about the …

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pick the perfect plant milk for you

It’s never been an easier time to be vegan. That is, unless you find it difficulty making decisions from the wide selection of vegan options available. The number of plant milks alone has seemed to skyrocket, a new kind of plant-based beverage popping into the grocery store refrigerators every week. At this point, there’s no …

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here comes the sun: the dangers of chemical sunscreen

What a glorious feeling to again feel some warmth and sunshine. Spring cannot arrive soon enough, especially those of us living in the areas of frequent, sporadic snowfall. This time of year also means we’re paying more attention to our skin as we take off the many layers of clothing and get some tan lines. …

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buy green, save green: affordable green beauty brands

My last post discussed all about the background of green beauty and why it’s important for our own wellness and the earth has a whole. But now you’re probably wondering…where do I find green beauty products, especially from brands that won’t cost me an arm and a leg? With the plethora of cosmetic brands available …

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spring clean your makeup: why green beauty matters

The more information we have, the more we know about everything we do, including the products we use on our face, hair and body. The term “green beauty” is becoming quite popular, attaching descriptors like “natural” and “organic” onto makeup and skincare we didn’t think twice on before. Why the change now? And does this …

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beyond veganuary: staying vegan for life

Starting off the new year, you’re on a high of fresh opportunities and motivation. This makes January the perfect time to start a new lifestyle like veganism, especially when so many others are doing the same as they participate in the annual Veganuary. But once January turns into February…what then? Are you still as motivated …

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a beginner’s take on buying fair trade

There are a plethora of words we tend to throw around when buying more consciously and making a positive impact, one of those being buying fair trade. It seems like it’s fairly straight-forward when making purchases, but is it really? Today I’m here to give you the down-low on everything involving buying fair trade. As with most …

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5 easy eco-friendly swaps

Becoming more environmentally conscious and eco-friendly sounds like a great idea, but is it too difficult to completely revamp our current lifestyles to fit the bill? Contrary to how we might perceive this transition, it can be quite easy to be eco-friendly. Like any change, nobody says you have to go completely waste-free overnight. Nobody is grading …

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save animals, buy leather

Buying vegan leather or meat alternatives isn’t new. In fact, there are options galore available that plant-based folks don’t feel like we’re missing out on much. But that doesn’t mean those firm in their conventional ways are about to change. To many, nothing can beat the taste and feel of authentic products. It’s not an …

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seeing the extremes in weather

Regardless of where you live, chances are the weather has been anything but the norm. Dangerous wildfires in California. Inches of snow in the Deep South. One extreme to the next. And who knows what might be coming. Plenty of people are probably giddy that temperatures have been abnormal for this time of year, generally …

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