Natu Collective: Let’s Rethink Capitalism and the Economy.

Vanessa McFarlane is a passionate sustainability advocate helping small organizations and non-profits advocate for environmental policies in Colorado, while helping educate the public on many climate issues. She currently works in the technology industry, but has over three years of experience in marketing and communications, with some of that experience bringing sustainability to the forefront ofContinue reading “Natu Collective: Let’s Rethink Capitalism and the Economy.”

Let’s Talk About Silicone!

Eco-conscious consumers are so overwhelmed and confused that literally any advertisement with a capital PLASTIC-FREE statement sounds like “yes, that’s what we need!” But is that really plastic free? And anyways, is that the most sustainable choice One common misconception is silicone. Silicone products can now be found everywhere, from bags and cookware (baking sheets,Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Silicone!”

Beyond Consumer: Green Citizen Responsibilities

Just 4 days after UN declared code red for humanity in its IPCC report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported July 2021 as the Earth’s hottest month ever recorded in 142 years. Few days later, a new earthquake struck Haiti, while wildfires were spreading in California, Turkey, Europe and Algeria, and Germany was still recovering from a major flood. FromContinue reading “Beyond Consumer: Green Citizen Responsibilities”

Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!

Laura A. Hernandez is the founder of Gwinnett Recycles, a grassroots community organization, and the Facebook group Zero Waste Gwinnett. She is a co-founder of Come Clean Gwinnett, which aims to empower citizens to reduce litter and blight. She hates to see anything go to waste and believes that Gwinnett County’s nearly one million residentsContinue reading “Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!”

Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where things are going back to normal, you can feel the excitement to (finally) go out and see family, friends or discover new destinations. A getaway to a different city, to the beach, lake or mountains usually requires more convenience and therefore, moreContinue reading “Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.”

Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?

Confused about compostable, biodegradable, eco-friendly? Who is not? With environmental awareness being brought to a wider audience, there are many companies launching new materials in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, which is great! The unfortunate result is a bit more confusion to an already very confused consumer, who wants to do better but doesn’tContinue reading “Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?”

10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!

People have been asking what we’re doing as a family to reduce our waste, so I decided to put a list together and oh my, I was surprised how much we achieved in a little over a year! I limited this post to the kitchen as I realized there’s content for future posts by room.Continue reading “10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!”

The Breakdown of a Plastic Bottle

We know many packaging items have been designed with the primary purpose to engage with the consumer, protect the contents within, and tell a strong brand story. Recycling features that create closed loop opportunities are woefully low on the list of priorities. Unfortunately, examples are everywhere: water bottles, spice jars, shampoo containers… Have you ever givenContinue reading “The Breakdown of a Plastic Bottle”

Transparent is the new green

We understand that sometimes colored packaging is used to preserve a brand and its design identity, so consumers recall their favorite product when shopping. Think of green Sprite®, or red Tide® detergents. Did you know that some of those products are changing their packaging colors? And most importantly, do you know why? Coca-cola, for example,Continue reading “Transparent is the new green”

8 experiences to give during COVID-holidays

Nobody could imagine that this pandemic would last until the Holiday season, but here we are! Giving experiences instead of gifts can be a great alternative this year. On top of eco-friendly (learn more here) they can be much fun! Give a day in the woods: Research the best hikes in your area and set up aContinue reading “8 experiences to give during COVID-holidays”