Being Mortal: Sustainable Death and Burial, by Steph Villano

This post originally appeared on My Kind Closet, a blog by Steph Villano. From Leah: In the Episcopal tradition, we have been encouraged to spend the last 40 days reflecting on our mortality. The Lenten season begins with the solemn words, "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return," uttered by the…

The Leather Debate: Making a Case for the Real Thing, by Evan Streussand

This piece was originally published on EcoCult. Evan Streusand is the founder of Fortress of Inca, a conscious shoe company that pays its Peruvian workers a fair wage and ensures they have safe working conditions. When I set out to start Fortress of Inca in 2012, I didn’t pay much attention to environmental issues. I…

Your non stick cookware is poisoning you, and DuPont knew

But if you are a sentient being reading this article in 2016, you already have PFOA in your blood. It is in your parents’ blood, your children’s blood, your lover’s blood. How did it get there? Through the air, through your diet, through your use of nonstick cookware, through your umbilical cord. - Nathaniel Rich,…