History for People

Are you unknowingly supporting rainforest destruction?

With most negative things in this world, the main reason they’re still around is because people just aren’t knowledgeable about the consequences. According to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “palm oil is in roughly 50% of packaged goods sold on grocery store shelves” and “the expansion of palm oil plantations is one of the biggest [...]

Good news to brighten your day & give you hope

Oh, how I love sharing good news with all of you, especially when there’s so much of it that I need to share it all in one post. The days are getting away from me, but I couldn’t wait to share this information, especially since I’ve mentioned many of these issues and topics before, so [...]

More than just a trilogy of books: The Hunger Games trilogy

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is much more than just a trilogy. If you’ve not yet read the books, I highly recommend that you do. They should be read one right after the other, more as one book than three. I read the first one a little over a year [...]

How the human family can do better + one super inspiring young woman

One organization that I nominated for Microist was the BlinkNow Foundation by Maggie Doyne. This video is of Maggie telling her amazing, awe-inspiring story and I urge you to please make some time to watch it. I watched it thanks to Brandi of Not Your Average Ordinary and I am so thankful that I found [...]

Giving never seemed so easy and fun

One of the projects that I’ve been working on for Ecorazzi is their completely new fast-paced philanthropy site called Microist. Microist funds non-profit organizations through donations that are divided among thirty days so that every organization in that thirty days receives an equal amount of funds. Every single day (starting on the 12th of September, [...]

Save whales (and yourself) from commercial whaling

Something that stood out to me when I first watched Sea Shepherd‘s Whale Wars was that they called themselves an environmental organization, not an animal rights/welfare group. This was one of the few times I saw someone other than myself claim to be helping more than just animals, but the environment and people, too. Not [...]

Life tip #28: Remember that we are all connected

Good Monday! I hope each of you had a splendid weekend! Lately, I’ve been thinking about how each one of us is connected, regardless of where or who we are in the world. The fact that we are in this same universe connects us. The air and the sky doesn’t cut off somewhere and start [...]

Out of Print: books on shirts, shirts on a mission

I used to wear tons of graphic shirts that held absolutely no meaning behind the design and, since noticing that I was a walking advertisement for something that didn’t even exist, I’ve stopped wearing them. But these shirts are ones I could get behind, or, well… in. Out of Print is more than just a [...]

She’s alive, beautiful, home… and she’s hurting

This is one of the most powerful videos I’ve ever seen. My friend Aubree shared it with me yesterday and I knew I had to share it with as many people as I possibly could, because it is for every single one of you. The Earth is our home and we need to start paying [...]

A wallet that gives and looks good

Not only do these wallets from Holstee look vibrant and fantastic, they help people and the planet, too! The originals were already awesome, but now they’re even brighter. They’re upcycled, fair trade, and vegan. Holstee teamed up with Conserve India who collect plastic bags around Delhi, India and turn them into fashion like these functional [...]