I should have known the relationship was doomed the moment he brought up his all-consuming hobby: race car driving.
I spent an entire summer in the sticks of Ohio and Pennsylvania, feeling like an idiot as my then-boyfriend Sam, his dad, and a friend worked on the car, which was black and blue with a giant wing on top. It looked like an alien bug on wheels. The first time I came to a race, his mom told me to dress casually, but my outfit (jeans, a striped T-shirt, red flats, and big sunglasses) might as well have been a ball gown compared to the giant silk-screened shirts everyone else was sporting. Sitting in a lawn chair in the driver’s pit, I folded the cover of The New York Times magazine to hide the abortion cover story — that wouldn’t have gone over well — and offered everyone soy nuts. From the stands, I watched cars flame out, crash into each other, and kick up dirt. I prayed for one of the cars to mow me over and texted all my friends, “One of these things is not like the other….” Keep reading »
Alas, it’s the end of Earth Week. Now that you know all about Freegans, Locavores, Righteous Recyclers, and Eco-Consumers, let’s peek at the Earth Mother. From Gaia, the Greek Goddess of the Earth, to Rachel Carson, whose Silent Spring kick-started the modern green movement in 1962, to Erin Brockovich, who continues to take on corporations polluting communities, ladies have been loving the earth forevs. Keep reading »
Yep, it’s still Earth Week, y’all. So far, we’ve discussed the Freegan, the Locavore, and the Righteous Recycler. Now, let’s turn our eyes towards Eco-Consumers, who aim to shop their way to a greener planet. You know, the ones who brush with organic toothpaste, wear clothes made from sustainable materials, and wipe with recycled TP. Keep reading »
Big ups for Earth Day! On Monday, we gave you the skinny on Freegans, and yesterday we profiled Locavores. Today, we’re loving on the Righteous Recycler. You know, that friend who picks your Diet Coke can out of the trash and keeps it until you pass a recycling bin, unplugs all electronics, and composts foodthings in her kitchen. Keep reading »
Tuesday was Earth Day, but now that the weekend is here, you can actually celebrate. Here are a few (pretty obvious) tips to help you get your green on.
Everyone looks better when the lights are way down low. The Sun Jar captures energy throughout the day so you’ll have five hours of its glowing radiance at night. [Elsewares]
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High-waisted pants are tricky. They have the potential to make even the Skinniest Minnie look dumpy. But this pair from eco-friendly designer Anna Cohen (her company runs on sustainable practices, from raw materials to end-of-life use) has the ever-so-elongating vertical stripes and an extra long leg that fit down over a pair of high-heels. [AnnaCohen.com via EcoSalon] Keep reading »