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Banking to Benefit the Environment

I never really thought much about my banking. I kept my money at a big, convenient bank (I’ll leave it unnamed, but let’s just say it rhymes with shmells shmargo) and didn’t really research my options. Why should I? There were ATM’s everywhere, the customer service department was always helpful, and they let me put a picture of my dog on my card. I was a happy banker.Mega Bank Continue reading “Banking to Benefit the Environment”

Costa Rica // Sea Turtle Rescue

A great thing to do while overseas is to donate your time and energy to a worthwhile cause. Volunteering for a program you believe in is a beautiful addition to your trip, and you can feel good about giving back and supporting a local organization. One organization I found while researching a trip to Costa Rica was Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST). I arrived not entirely knowing what I had gotten myself into, and left a week later with a new set of friends, sharpened Spanish skills, and a deep love and appreciation for sea turtle conservation. Continue reading “Costa Rica // Sea Turtle Rescue”

5 Tips for Ecotourism

Travel is undoubtedly an exciting and fun way to change your perspective, expand your mind, and experience a different place. Unfortunately, a lot of travel attitude and practice results in a huge amount of trash and pollution – which ironically ends up destroying the very places that travelers love. But fear not! It is possible to travel with a small footprint and to positively impact the world.

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2016 Philanthropic Gift Guide

We often hear, “It’s better to give than to receive,” but what if you could do both at the same time?

This holiday season, in the face of climate change, uncurbed pollution, and potentially disastrous environmental policy, you can give a donation and get a healthier planet!

We’ve compiled some of our favorite organizations across the spectrum of sustainability so you can pick what matters most to you and make a difference with a holiday donation. Continue reading “2016 Philanthropic Gift Guide”

LA Eco-Village: Changing the Way We Live in the City

The LA Eco-Village is a sustainable community smack in the middle of the country’s second largest city, Los Angeles. The residents living here are committed and passionate in demonstrating how to reduce their environmental impact while also raising the quality of life in their neighborhood. Learn and be inspired by this unique and diverse community who our brought together by their love for our planet.

Watch and enjoy this film by our Co-Founder, Alexis Cornejo, which inspired Urban Treehouse TV.

5 Ways to Live Sustainably in Sacramento

Simply by shopping/dining at particular places around Sacramento, you are supporting local, sustainable farmers. One of the greatest ways you can make a difference is by voting with your dollar and making sure organic, unpackaged products are in high demand. Continue reading “5 Ways to Live Sustainably in Sacramento”

Timber + Main // Furniture With History

Meet Kelly and Russell Conroy, the husband and wife team behind Timber + Main. Using recycled wood and metal from local farms, they create one of a kind pieces of artistic furniture. From spoons to tables, their handcrafted works show that living sustainably can be full of history and creativity. Continue reading “Timber + Main // Furniture With History”

National Pollinator Week 2016

National Pollinator Week kicks off today for a celebration of the many critters that works so hard to keep our fruits, veggies, flowers and other plants going.

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Metro Tips & Tricks

Good news LA! The Expo extension line to Santa Monica opens today! In celebration of this opening I give you a list of tips & tricks. Over the course of 7 months and after many fails on my part, I have learned a number of ways to make my metro commute the best it can be. So whether you are are commuting to work  or just taking a day trip to the beach (because now you can) I hope these tips & tricks will be helpful to you.

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