Minimalism has become a popular trend, which is awesome. Folks are discarding belongings of all varieties right and left with thanks to Marie Kondo’s advice on tidying and with inspiration from The Minimalist podcast (also their documentary, Minimalism). Continue reading “How Learning About Landfills Can Lead to Living in One”
If you’ve been feeling helpless and hopeless when it comes to science and the environment during the first 100 days of Trump’s Presidency, you’re not alone. This Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017, you have the opportunity to join like-minded citizens around the world and voice your opinion about the current administration’s destructive nature while sending a message of a better tomorrow.
Our wonderful friend Rosaura of Pigment & Parchment wants to help you find your voice. She has graciously donated these amazing posters that you can print and carry proudly at your local Science March! Continue reading “Science March Posters // Earth Day 2017”
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. Continue reading “Banking to Benefit the Environment”
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”
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.
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”
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”
“Stand clear the doors are closing. The next stop is Wardlow Station.” I boarded the Metro Blue line and took a seat next to a window. The rising sun was peaking in and reflecting a golden glow off the seats. The train car was quiet, some people were sleeping while others were listening to music or reading on their phones. I sipped my hot coffee and put on my favorite podcast. Radiolab had a new episode. Mmmm my happy place.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect as I drove down 56th Street. What does an urban farm stand look like anyway? Since Sacramento City Council passed the Urban Agriculture Ordinance earlier this year, I had been anxious to see farm stands popping up around town. But, this visit to East Sac Farms would be my first sighting. Continue reading “Farm Fresh // East Sac Farms – Growing Community”