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Make Your Summer Travel Plans Community Based Tourism

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Make Your Summer Travel Plans Community Based Tourism

Think back to your best summer vacation ever. What do you remember? What stands out? For me it is the people and if I am going to be honest the food.  Locals who I meet along the way shape what I see, what I eat, what I learn and ultimately what I bring back in the form of stories or trinkets and where my next trip will take me.  The beauty of this is that the trip could be within my own State or to another continent. The key is about embracing the local community wherever you are. What is Community...

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Top Seven Tips to Picnic Sustainably

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Top Seven Tips to Picnic Sustainably

As we head into summer and start making plans for beach days, picnics and road trips we thought now is the perfect time to rethink picnic etiquette especially in relation to living sustainably.  The days are long so even after work there is time to grab a few things and head to your favorite park or beach; relax, watch the sunset or a movie with friends and family.  With the right mindset it is easy to make this a healthy habit.

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Sustainable Textiles for Your Home

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Sustainable Textiles for Your Home

Momentum is growing to stop fast fashion. Issues related to social equity; the lack of safe working conditions and low wages, throughout the world. The toll manufacturing is taking on natural resources. The rising level of pollution and the amount of waste getting added to landfills.  But fashion is not the only culprit and today we want to start a conversation around textiles in your home.

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Reduce Waste with Reusables

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Reduce Waste with Reusables

How quickly does trash build up in your home? According to The World Counts, we throw out over 2 billion tons of household waste a year globally, more than 60 tons of waste every second and that's just the beginning. By 2050 the amount of household waste will grow by 70 percent reaching 3.4 billion tons a year. Waste generation will outpace population growth by more than double so join us June 16th for World Refill Day, a global initiative started in the UK by City to Sea to reduce plastic use and encourage reusables. 

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Revitalize the Ocean: Support World Ocean Day

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Revitalize the Ocean: Support World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day is June 8th and the theme this year is Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean to protect at least 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (30x30). Here are some ways for you take action.

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