Activism Lifestyle New York

A call to action: Be (more) political

Last Saturday November 7th we received the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected president and vice-president of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. This was widely celebrated by many in the US and all over the world. I was walking in my Brooklyn neighborhood while on the phone with my …

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Lifestyle New York

Zero waste grandmas: The sustainable legacy

It took me a while to get into this sustainability thing. In general, I don’t like trends or, more precisely, I am suspicious of trends. I always feel that, even if they are good in essence (like aiming for a sustainable life and a greener planet), there is often something hidden, in this case, many …

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Lifestyle New York

Your Trash, My Treasure: The Buy Nothing Project

I am so very excited to share with you all a Facebook group, neighborhood community, circular economy initiative called The Buy Nothing Project. The Buy Nothing Project was created in 2013 by two friends, Rebecca Rockefeller and Liesl Clark, in the state of Washington, USA, as an experimental hyper-local gift economy. The project’s tagline says: …

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DIY Lifestyle New York

DIY Deodorant

I have not had any skin sensitivities, bad smell or other issues in my armpits in the past, so I have always used all kinds of deodorants, depending on the accessibility and budget I had at the time. In the past I was not loyal to any brand, type or ingredients, and was never worried …

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