Happy Food Day!

Today marks the first official Food Day, which celebrates and promotes access to healthy and sustainable food nationwide. Started by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and backed by sustainable agriculture heavyweights like Michael Pollan and Alice Waters, Food Day is a reminder that what is on our plates is inextricably linked not […]

Shopping at Urban Bazaar

As I was walking home the other day, I happened to stop by a new shop in my neighborhood called Urban Bazaar.  From the outside it looked like a colorful succulent nursery, but on the inside there was a vast selection of fair trade jewelry, home goods, beauty lotions and clothing.  Some of the items […]

Lured by the DIY Life?

Hand-knit mittens and custom-crafted tables are just a few of the unique treasures found on Etsy.com, which connects talented DIY folks with buyers who value handmade products over the generic, unsustainable options found at the mall. Spending money on commerce that supports small businesses and operates on human-scale economies (i.e. the amount of scarves that […]

Celebrate Earth Hour This Saturday!

Great success is usually preceded by smart preparation.  That is the reasoning behind World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour’s new “Beyond the Hour” platform, which challenges individuals to reflect and think of eco actions they can take during Earth Month (April) and continue for the rest of the year.   Whether it’s expanding the idea of Earth […]

Must-See Documentaries from the 1st SF Green Film Festival

For its first run, the inaugural San Francisco Green Film Festival was a hit!  The topics of the various documentaries – from the rights of butterflies to the greening of Hollywood film sets – showed just how expansive the sustainability sector is and how creative entrepreneurs, hard-working humanitarians and everyday citizens are able to drive […]

San Francisco’s First Green Film Festival Is Here!

The first San Francisco Green Film Festival kicked off last night!  The entire event is plastic-free and launched with an entertaining and enlightening look at America’s addiction to plastic.  I’ll be posting my reviews of select films throughout the weekend, but here’s something to whet your appetite: the awesome parody music video “Plastic State of […]