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Faux vs. Fir: The Christmas Tree Debate

Faux vs. Fir: The Christmas Tree Debate

December 17, 2017

It’s commonly believed that buying an artificial Christmas tree saves money and the environment – spending money once, using the tree year after year, and saving a tree from being cut down. With over 34 million harvested trees sold in the US each year compared with 10 million artificial trees, which is the healthier, more eco-friendly choice? 

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Get Wrapped Up in an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Get Wrapped Up in an Eco-Friendly Holiday

December 17, 2016

Americans throw away approximately 25 million tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Luckily, there are lots of eco-friendly alternatives for wrapping your gifts! Check out some ideas

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‘Tis the season for Compassion

‘Tis the season for Compassion

November 20, 2016

For many of us, the holidays are a time of joy, stirring up memories of celebrating with dear friends and family while sipping hot drinks and eating delicious food. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone and in this contentious time, many may be feeling extra alone. In this season focused on gratitude and love, it is worth taking the extra step to bring joy into someone’s life, especially if they are struggling.

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Gift Cards Aren't All Bad (with this twist)

December 23, 2015

If you're like many people, you feel just a tiny bit guilty when you give someone a gift card. Gift cards, while handy, have a way of feeling impersonal to both the giver and the recipient. ("Oh, wow, a gift card. Thanks, sis!")

However, in a cool twist on this popular gift:  The key is to 

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Fair Trade Gifts

December 09, 2015

Do you ever wonder if purchasing a fair trade product really does anything for anyone? Does it even help or change anything? The answer is an astounding YES!

When buying fair trade, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.

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Celebrate Holiday Feasts Veg Style

November 17, 2015

All the world loves a holiday! At a minimum we get a day off from work. At the most, grand celebrations and quality time with family and friends. On a deeper level, holidays often ask us to look back at a shared history.

Food is almost always part of any holiday celebration. Good food at its best is a shared experience, and holiday food traditions are a social glue that binds cultures together.

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Support Vegan Businesses

November 11, 2015

Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.

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Compassionate Gift Giving: 8 Gift Ideas

November 07, 2015

In an eight-part series, we’ll explore gift ideas for a more loving and compassionate holiday. We’ll be unwrapping compassionate gift ideas every Wednesday through December. 

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How to Navigate the Holidays as a Vegan

November 18, 2014

There’s no question that the holidays can be a stressful time. And navigating the holidays as a vegan can be even more stressful: wondering if there will be anything you can eat at family gatherings, obligatory company functions, and holiday parties. Hoping to avoid awkward conversations to explain why are you not eating. These can lead to feelings of being judged or that you are judging others (as many give “thanks” by taking innocent lives). Or feelings that you are breaking precious family tradition.

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