EarthyB.com is a circular economy and sustainable living blog and podcast for conscious consumers. I write about sustainable products and services that are better for our health, economy, and planet.
A sustainable living blog
As a sustainable living blogger, I document my own journey as I discover sustainable and circular economy products and services. I'm constantly looking for the Ginger Rogers of green stuff. Everything has to dance backward in high heels. Sustainable products and services have to be better than what's already available and be better for the planet. Because we don’t need more stuff. We need the stuff to be better. And we need to know what to do with it when we're done with it so it doesn't turn into waste and pollution.
I'm also an ISSP Sustainability Associate committed to explaining the biggest environmental problems and solutions of today.
I believe sustainable living needs to be simple, beautiful and possible for anyone. I cover my thoughts on sustainable living and the most essential sustainable policies in The simple sustainable living action guide. But I also love sustainable products! A few favorites are below.
The word sustainable is constantly evolving. In Sustainable products to look for in 2020, I feature some of the most innovative products on the market that help reduce waste and utilize food and materials that would otherwise be wasted. You can find all my favorite sustainable products in the shop.
Swimsuits are traditionally made of materials that typically turn into landfill after they're worn a few times. However, REPREVE and ECONYL are recycling old fishing nets and plastic bottles to make swimwear that's not made from virgin materials. Check out these sustainable swimsuit brands for a little pool-side eco inspiration.
I believe we need a circular economy. A place where we keep natural resources inside the economy rather than throwing them away. A few of the circular economy topics I cover include circular fashion, regenerative agriculture, and circular design products.
Did you know buying and selling used clothes is one of the most sustainable things you can do with your unwanted fashion items? I interviewed two of the women behind the eBay listing app SellHound to understand how everyday people like you and I can be part of the circular fashion economy.
Today, agriculture is considered a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and waste. But regenerative agriculture companies want to change that. In an interview about carbon storage and regenerative agriculture, an industry leader explains how farmers can earn money by farming in a more sustainable way.
Circular economy products
In order for a product to be considered a circular economy product, it needs to be designed to significantly reduce waste and pollution. Cradle to Cradle certified products and others can eliminate the need for unnecessary plastic and packaging waste. These are the types of products I write about and feature in the online shop.
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I'm a sustainable living blogger, mom and American born in Sweden. I have two kids and two dogs and I'm married to my best friend. I met him at a bar in Puerto Vallarta when I was 17 years old and the rest is history. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love writing and managing this sustainable living blog and helping conscious consumers find sustainable brands.
My degree is from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, but my career has been spent in online marketing. I recently completed a certificate in Circular Economy & Sustainable Materials Management from Coursera. As mentioned, I'm also an ISSP Sustainability Associate.
I'll continue writing as long as you keep reading and sharing my work. A giant thank you to all of you for following my journey.
Rebecca B. Kimber