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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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Ecotourism: Costa Rica "Pura Vida" is in their DNA

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Ecotourism: Costa Rica "Pura Vida" is in their DNA

Pura Vida, translating into Pure Life is a well know saying in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica. To live in peace and respect nature has made Costa Rica one of the top destinations for ecotourism with protected cloud forests, rainforests, wetlands and coastal marine areas. Costa Rica welcomes nearly 3 million tourists every year, generating about $4 billion in revenue which equates to roughly 8% GDP.  Click to view pictures from a recent trip.

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Food Insecurity is a Climate Issue

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Food Insecurity is a Climate Issue

May 28th is World Hunger Day and as natural disasters increase, wars rage, inflation spikes, more and more people are facing food scarcities. Read more about the food that is wasted and the amount of nature resources it takes to grow it all.

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