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You’re an Environmentalist During a Pandemic Lockdown. What Does That Even Mean?

Most of us are under some form of “shelter in place” as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe. So, what does it mean to be an environmentalist during a pandemic lockdown? How can you use this time to fight for change (from your couch)?

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Is the Zero Waste Trend Sustainable?

The zero waste movement is hot right now. Google searches for “zero waste” have tripled since 2017 and the hashtag #zerowaste has over 4 million posts on Instagram. So why is our plastic problem getting worse? And why are all the “zero wasters” wealthy white people? We take a hard look at this “trend” to see if it can actually transform into lasting systemic change.

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Is Green Beauty Bad for the Planet?

Is it possible to create new products and still be sustainable? The green beauty industry is projected to hit 22 billion dollars by 2024, but what does that really mean for the environment? We talked to six green beauty business owners about the pitfalls of trying to be an environmentalist and a business at the same time.

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Gathering Is Greater Than Gifts

This time of year, we are all getting marketed to the moon—companies push new products, flash sales, holiday bundles, and gift guides up the wazoo (we’ve done it, too). It seems as if everywhere you turn, someone is making a bid for your money with a splashy advertisement or a festive shop window. But is buying stuff what the holidays are really about?

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Our Monthly Give

Meow Meow Tweet redistributes at least 1% of our sales to organizations in the categories of Earth & Nature, Social Justice, and Animal Justice.

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S-L-O-W-V-E-M-B-E-R

Our Guide to Slow Living for S-L-O-W-V-E-M-B-E-R is here. So put on your snuggie, grab your cat, and pull up a chair. We'll help you keep your calm during consumerism's most intense time of year. 

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Bea Johnson’s Five Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot

Bea Johnson’s 2013 book Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste gives us a new rubric for thinking about waste and the famous “three Rs.” In addition to Reusing, Reducing, and Recycling, we also need to find ways to Refuse and encourage Rot. Here’s why.

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What It Takes | Paper Tubes

It takes a lot to do things the way we want to do them—without harming the environment, without adding more plastic to the waste stream, and by paying people fairly for their work. Here, we take a look at what it took to find a plastic-free deodorant casing that biodegrades in one year. (Spoiler: It's harder than it sounds.)

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The World of Green Beauty Is Confusing. Or Is It?

Conventional beauty contains ingredients that are engineered to do a specific job or "trick" your skin. Green beauty, on the other hand, works by bringing together ingredients that enhance your skin's natural functions. 

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