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Pick a Straw!

Pick a straw, any straw! Well should you really pick any straw? You’ve probably already heard about how bad plastic straws are for our environment, but there are so many reusable straws available on the market, it can be hard to choose! To make it easy, I thought I’d break down why you should avoid using plastic and the variety of reusable straws that you can find.    Why are Plastic Straws so Bad?  A few years ago, a video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose went viral on the internet. This video sparked the conversation of avoiding, even banning, the use of plastic straws. However, not using plastic straws goes beyond “saving the turtles”....

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Sustainable Fashion

Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the major contributors to pollution, landfill waste and water consumption? That’s crazy, considering that we wear clothes every single day. However, in an effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle, there are a few simple ways to avoid contributing to the negative environmental effects of the fashion industry:  Look at the Tags Cotton, polyester, nylon- oh my! You’ve probably heard of these common materials, but do you know where they come from? Here’s a quick breakdown of what the most sustainable and unsustainable materials are:  It’s best to purchase clothes made from all natural materials such as: cotton, hemp, cashmere, wool, silk and linen. These materials are manufactured organically, without...

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