On the one hand, it’s PROOF someone else saw the same problem as me, BUT on the other hand a direct competitor had launched within the same couple months and was doing it better… As time went on, we pivoted towards developing content with the same mission in mind (which I enjoyed more than retail), and I connected with Ryan, the founder of Earth Hero, an online marketplace that makes it EASY for you to shop the best, sustainable brands!
How the hell can an app reduce food waste? Well that’s exactly what goMkt sets out to do! It’s a genius business model benefits food retailers and savvy shoppers. There’s a lot of weighty issues like food waste happening all at once but thanks to well thought out solutions, we have a fighting chance!
From top to bottom, Chicobag is one of the most sustainable companies I’ve evaluated. These doods pay attention to every detail from the products to their practices in the office and their partnerships with nonprofits. BUT put simply, they make sustainable, reusable stuff
Food is undoubtedly the best thing about life. Let’s be real - we all follow our stomachs more than our hearts or brains. It’s literally the elixir of life (next to water of course)! Maybe you’ve heard about the effect agriculture has on the planet, and that what you put in your reusable grocery bag (that you totally don’t forget all the time) makes a difference. So you’ve decided to update your grocery list to be easier on the environment. But...how does anyone do that?
Hello and happy Earth Month (and upcoming Earth Day)! We’re Proof Eyewear, a sustainable eyewear company hailing from Boise, Idaho - you may know us as a brand that ALDA hosts on their site. We were stoked when ALDA asked us to write a guest post for them so in the spirit of Earth Month we wanted to explore unsuspecting, everyday items that are often overlooked on their environmental impact.
Ever wanted to know just how to distinguish sustainable products from their unsustainable counterparts? Eco-labels play a big part in that. You may have already heard of such labels as USDA organic and/or Fair Trade, but there's loads more that can help you determine which products have sustainable features, and which don't.
The paradox of learning that your favorite drink may be harming the environment is that it just makes you want to drink more. Unfortunately, the alcohol industry has an eco footprint, too. Beer and wine require an assload of water, alcohol manufacturing has an emissions problem, and booze cans and bottles are just another part of our waste. If all this makes you want to reach for a pint, fear not! I’m here to present you with solutions:
For many people, the end of summer coincides with heading back to school. Maybe school is practically your life essence, or maybe it’s the bane of your existence. Either way, you need back to school supplies, don’t you?
A while back we gave you a broke guide to fast fashion, so we figured why not extend that broke guide to food - green food specifically (this is the ALDA blog after all.) We already gave you an intro to green food, but if we’re being honest, the tips we laid out aren’t always for the money-conscious. The green premium can be a very real thing, which is obviously a problem for all the peeps who want to green their lifestyle but don’t have the funds to.
So without further ado, your guide to eating green on the cheap:
It’s safe to say that it’s pretty normal for people to think that sustainable goods are more expensive than their unsustainable counterparts. Unsurprisingly, this is apparently one of the main reasons many people say they aren’t willing to “go green”.
But is eco-friendly stuff really more expensive? Maybe not everything, or some things require some pretty spendy upfront costs but save you moola down the road (e.g. using renewable energy), BUT...if we compared your typical green product to a conventional product, the likelihood of the former being at least a bit more expensive is pretty high.