Newport/Narragansett: More Holiday Shopping and Fair Trade Tuesday

Before my usual Starbucks run and work, I went to Wish Newport just to browse, but of course, my detour ended with a small purchase. Wish Newport, which sells designer women’s consignment, also sells young children’s designer consignment for babies and toddlers. My cousin is expecting her second son in mid January, so I picked […]

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Shopping Green/Local/Fair Trade for Christmas 2012

Last year, I wrote a Christmas wish list that had nothing to do with local, Fair Trade, or green shopping whatsoever. This year, I hope to shop only local and/or green for the holidays and beyond. To be honest, I have been refraining from shopping at clothing chain stores. I have browsed through so many […]

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Newport/Narragansett: Writing Green in the Classrom

For the past two weeks, I have been working on an assignment for my journalism class due by the end of the semester. The purpose of the assignment is to analyze a trend. It is a long feature article–1,800-2,000 words–that incorporates research and interviews with professional sources. Naturally, I chose to write about how Fair […]

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Product Review: Guayaki Yerba Mate

I still have a ton of prizes left from Project Green Challenge that I have to try. The last prize package from PGC 2012 came from Guayaki Yerba Mate. I already won three or four bags of loose leaf Guayaki Yerba Mate, probably enough to last a year, but this prize package also included other […]

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Product Review: Superleaf

I am really into drinking organic and healthy beverages, like green tea, almond milk, or pomegranate juice. The latest alternative drink on the rise is made of aloe vera.  Aloe vera gel, typically recognized in its topical form, provides many benefits when ingested. Aloe vera is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It also regulates […]

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Reading Aloud: Naked Fashion

In the interest of learning about sustainable fashion–a system that counteracts all-for-profit “fast fashion” with ethical responsibility to global communities and the environment–I found Naked Fashion on the library’s online catalogue.  Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution is written by Safia Minney, founder of People Tree, a Fair Trade clothing company based in the […]

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Narragansett: PGC 2012 Prize Packages and Some Product Reviews

The highlight of my weekend: getting the rest of my prizes from the Project Green Challenge! I have gotten three packages prior to this delivery, but blanked on blogging about them.  As you can see, I got a ton of stuff… Fair Trade/Organic goodies from Alter Eco: Organic Mascobado Cane Sugar; Organic Royal Pearl Quinoa; […]

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