Category Archives: Eco-Conscious

What Does Sustainable Luxury Travel Look Like?

I’m thrilled to announce my husband Joseph and I will be serving as this year’s coveted Cayuga Collection interns in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Forbes called the position “The Best Job Ever” —as interns, we will experience the best the collection … Continue reading

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Words of Advice from a 9th c. Poet

Go ahead stockpile rhino horns Wear tiger eyes if you want Use a peach branch to drive away evil Use garlic cloves as beads Warm your belly with dogwood wine Lighten your heart with wolfberry soup Still you can’t escape … Continue reading

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Earth Day: In Celebration of the Little Things?

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” – John Muir Yesterday, in a household effort of spring cleaning, I cleaned out my … Continue reading

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A Festivus For the Rest of Us

I always find the holidays a difficult triangulation between the desire to give in the ‘holiday spirit,’ the fear of contributing to environmental destruction, and the glittering temptation of mass produced holiday consumptionism. And I’m not alone: According to RecycleWorks.org, waste per … Continue reading

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Sustainable (Hu)Man: Rediscovering the Old (as Adam)

I’m a bit obsessed with this new website I recently discovered. Aside from its slightly male-centric title (as such, I’m suggesting a re-title as ‘Sustainable HUman’), Sustainable Man provides a necessary addition to the conversation about sustainability and mindful living. … Continue reading

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Unwindulax?

On a recent ‘political’ issue of the American television show ‘30 Rock,’ the U.S. Presidential election was decided by a group of relaxed, beer-drinking, partying Florida residents whose slogan was “Unwindulax!” After the rancor of the election, I’m sure most … Continue reading

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The Collective: Sergio Scabuzzo

‘The Collective: Interviews’ turns this week to a topic I only recently learned about, but one that is increasingly important, especially given the massively damaging climate events this past week: permaculture. A few months back, I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Grounding Places: The Wealth of an Hour (or Two, or Three, or Four…)

I depart as air…. I shake my white locks at the runaway      sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies and drift it in lacy jags. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I   … Continue reading

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The Puffer Fish Packs a Strong Love Punch

I’m often distressed by the way in which Western civilization estranges itself from the nonhuman world. We view nature as something to conquer or to tame, rather than something that is an intrinsic part of ourselves. I am relieved, and … Continue reading

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When the Waters Rise: ‘Sun Come Up’

A few years ago, I sat on a flight from Australia to the U.S. next to a nun (I’m convinced nuns on planes are good luck, so my fear of flying was temporarily sedated). The nun told me she lived … Continue reading

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