Eco Conscious Consumers

Being conscious consumers is a very important component to sustainable living. Here we feature tips and tricks and products for consuming consciously.

Read, Listen, Watch, Follow: The Climate Change edition

Staying informed about environmental issues is critical. But it is also hard. There is an information overload about environmental issues available, which causes us to cry out:  How can we find well-researched information?  How can we avoid deliberately misleading information?  Can it be in a format that is easy to understand? We at Earth Mamas International feel how hard this is, and are starting a series called Read, Listen, Watch, Follow. We will share sources… Read More »Read, Listen, Watch, Follow: The Climate Change edition

16 Things to Look for Used Before You Buy New

“While thrift shopping is a prime way to play treasure hunt and score unique finds, it has another remarkable advantage: It’s a great way to lighten your carbon footprint.” Reader’s Digest Thrifting and sourcing out second hand or new-to-us items has become a habit for my family. I love saving money, the thrill of the hunt and it doesn’t hurt that it doesn’t hurt the earth either. I have gotten to the point where I… Read More »16 Things to Look for Used Before You Buy New

Is Something Burning?

One of the biggest environmental and public health catastrophes of the year is not a hurricane or an earthquake. It’s a forest fire.  Perhaps you caught word of the tragedy of the Amazon fires in August and the subsequent outrage of Global North governments offering aide while your Facebook feed filled with articles and sad-face emojis.  We love the Amazon! We likely all learned about the magic and mystic of this rainforest as wide-eyed elementary… Read More »Is Something Burning?

A Former Shopaholic Shares Simple Steps to Help Reduce The Environmental Toll of Your Closet

Have you ever felt stressed out by the state of your closet? I certainly have. Clothes everywhere, not enough space or hangers. Not enough time or energy to hang everything up, and keep it all neat and organized. Do you find it challenging to scan through your clothes to choose what you will wear to work, exercise or go out?  I will be the first to admit, I love clothes. I don’t have the time… Read More »A Former Shopaholic Shares Simple Steps to Help Reduce The Environmental Toll of Your Closet

Zero Waste, September through December

How is it September already? If there is a month that sneaks up on you, it would be September. September signals the end of summer, and whether you mourn the end of long, warm days, or celebrate the return of the school year, one thing is for sure: September is the beginning of a lot. A lot of holidays. A lot of family gatherings. A lot of stuff. This post is to get you ready… Read More »Zero Waste, September through December