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Gifts for the Sustainability Lover in Your Life

Eco-friendly options to give this holiday!

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Eco-Pro Tip // Natural Makeup Brush Cleanser

Giving your makeup brushes a nice, natural cleansing might be easier than you think! The other day when I was cleaning out my bathroom supplies (a rare occasion) I thought I’d also give my brushes a scrub (another thing I don’t do often enough). I reached for the cleanser I had used in the past that is specifically made for makeup brushes, but when I read the label I was surprised to find loads of weird chemicals.

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Conscious Companies // Ana Apple

Ana Apple is a sustainable infant and toddler clothing company located in Old Sacramento, CA. We interviewed owner, Ana Manzano, about her whimsical, eco-friendly shop and the wonderful things she is doing to give back to the community.

Farm Fresh // Sustainable Soup Stock

It’s officially soup weather and I can’t wait to dig into my Pinterest board of cold weather recipes. Soup is my go-to feel good food when the temperature drops, and for good reason – it’s full of vegetables and quinoa and all kinds of healthy ingredients to keep your body and mind running smoothly through the winter. Continue reading “Farm Fresh // Sustainable Soup Stock”

Eco-Pro Tip // Rain Capture with a Bilge Pump

With this weird weather in Sacramento lately, random bouts of rain followed by a week of 100˚ days, it’s important to capture and utilize that rain water! In this Urban Treehouse video, Mikael explains how to use a bilge pump to water your garden from a sealed pool cover. Continue reading “Eco-Pro Tip // Rain Capture with a Bilge Pump”

Conscious Comapanies // ECOlunchbox – Reinventing the Lunchbox in a Sustainable Way

ECOlunchbox is based in Lafayette, CA and was founded by eco-mom, Sandra Harris in 2009. We had the pleasure of meeting Sandra and asking her about the wonderful company she has built over the years. Continue reading “Conscious Comapanies // ECOlunchbox – Reinventing the Lunchbox in a Sustainable Way”

Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil

A thousand worms feasting on garbage in your home…sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Nothing like a bunch of slithering creatures chewing on your old food scraps just a few feet away from where you eat your meal.  Well, Urban Treehousers, this just so happens to be the basic formula of an eco-friendly compost bin! Continue reading “Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil”

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