FALL in Love with Nature

Biophilia Photography

Summer is winding down, leaves are turning and thoughts about holiday shopping are starting to creep in.  In my opinion it is the best time to travel so I am sharing photos from a recent trip to Colorado.

 Colorado Nature Trail

Colorado Nature Trail at Dusk

Colorado Nature Trail

 Colorado Nature Trail

Colorado Nature Trail

Rainstorm Outside Leadville Colorado

Tell us about your favorite summer trip in the comments below or share photos on our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages. Keep scrolling for recommended books on Colorado hiking trails, the history of Leadville and how to survive in the wild!

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Doing It Right - aksfairtrade logo

Two sisters passionate about women's development and the planet established Aks which in Urdu language means reflection. 80% of women's lives in emergent nations is connected to textiles so they focus on manufacturing a product connected to the lives of women.  Hand embroidered sneakers are made using Fairtrade certified organic cotton with 100% natural rubber outer soles. No plastic, no man made synthetics, no toxic chemicals and no blends makes it safer for the women picking the cotton and saves 92% water compared to conventional cotton. The hand embroidery preserves a heritage craft and results are comfortable, beautiful, one of a kind, lightweight, naturally bio-degradable sneakers. What you wear is a reflection of you so shop AKS now.

Inspiring Reads - BetterWorldBooks.com

Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. We hope the books mentioned below inspire your journey.

 Leadville : The Struggle to Revive an American Town - 3rd Edition

Leadville : The Struggle to Revive an American Town - 3rd Edition
by Gillian Klucas

Leadville explores the clash between a small mining town high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the federal government, determined to clean up the toxic mess left from a hundred years of mining.

Best Hiking in Central Colorado around Aspen, Marble, Leadville, Buena Vista and Crested Butte

Best Hiking in Central Colorado around Aspen, Marble, Leadville, Buena Vista and Crested Butte
by Ms Diane Greer

A Complete Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued

A Complete Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued
by Terri Paajanen

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? You aren't the only one...

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In Case You Missed It - VIVAIA logo

VIVAIA offers a wide selection of comfortable, stylish women's shoes that are eco-friendly and zero waste by using upcycled materials and 3D technology. Plastic bottles are recycled to make thread, wool comes from happy sheep, infused herbs neutralize insole odors, carbon-free outsoles, simple packaging from recycled cardboard and a commitment to audit and monitor factory conditions for fair, safe employee first working conditions using renewable energy.  Flats are machine washable, heeled shoes hand washing recommended.  Click on your personal style and step into conscious comfort.

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VIVAIA-Eco-friendly Footwear

Santicler manufactures beautiful, easy to care for women's apparel, made with nontoxic materials from renewable resources for the lowest environmental impact . Committed to social responsibility, material ethically sourced and zero waste processes. Packaging is recycled or biodegradable materials without compromising on quality.  As summer winds down we encourage you to jump to their site and get ready for cooler weather with soft, luxurious apparel and accessories. Shop Santicler products.

East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality.  Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage.  Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is!  See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.  

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