Who’s doing their part to conserve Mother Nature? Some work diligently every year to raise awareness to sustainable living, while others promote it and give back to organizations that devote time to creating sustainable living. Either way, both parties work hard to ensure she is here for generations to come.Buddha_Garden

c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, NY finds daily ways to preserve our planet with everyday tricks. They don’t use prepackaged bottled water on the property and serve water from their on-site fresh water filtration system. Housekeeping limits the use of bleach/chlorine and offers guests the option to reuse their bed linens. Nearly 30% of the wine list comes from Long Island and New York State reducing transportation costs and The Living Room provides one-time articles such as straws, drink sticks, napkins, etc. by guest requests. PLUS c/o The Maidstone offers has a private collection of Kronan bicycles available, free of charge, as well as two Tesla charging stations on-site.image001

What do you do with all your ripped tights and pantyhose? No nonsense will gladly take them off your hands no matter the brand, and recycle them. Rather than dumping extra waste into landfills their Tight Recycling Program re-purposes the Nylon/Spandex blend found in many tights, and turns them into things such as park benches, running tracks, car insulation, and playground equipment. Imagine the same bench that snagged your tights today can be renewed with those same tights tomorrow. ::le sigh:: Visit Nononsense.com/recycle to download a mailing label, box up your used tights and pantyhose, and send it on its merry way.Aveda

Constantly doing their fair part in aiding the beauty sector in eco-consciousness, for the month of April, Aveda will donate 100% of the purchase price from their signature limited edition Light the Way Candles to Global Greengrants Fund. A non-profit organization that channels high-impact grants to grassroots groups working to solve global environmental problems. Light the Way Candles are housed in 100% reclaimed glass beverage bottles and the outer cartons are fabricated from 90% post-consumer recycled paperboard, with a portion made from Aveda make-ready materials. FYI the candle smells of organic vanilla, cinnamon and ylang ylang from Madagascar and is made from 100% naturally-derived soy and plant waxes that infuses the air with over 27 hours of scent when burned.StyleSaint

There are many things about fashion that are revolutionary, but with this industry being the second most pollutant industry in the world (oil is numero uno, DUH!), it’s time they revolutionize how they effect Earth. StyleSaint unlike many brands manufactured ethically and sustainably in LA, with the highest quality renewable textiles. They sell directly to customers online without the middleman which allows them to invest those dollars into better materials, better working conditions, and better prices. Recently they launched “Essentials Collection” which is made from 100% organic Eucalyptus trees that uses zero chemicals or pesticides, no irrigation or additional water to grow. As an added bonus with every tree cut down, this farm plants three more.

Plus the yarns imported from Europe are milled in Los Angeles, before the t-shirt making process at the Saint Factory in Downtown LA. Fun fact: an average tee shirt takes 750 gallons of water and pays 12 cents in labor, where a StyleSaint tee uses only 3 gallons and pays $11 in labor. BOOM! Helping the environment and bridging the wage gap? Hell yea!