Sustainability Journal

Mending a Throwaway Culture
Mending a Throwaway Culture

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

When we break or damage an item, in our fastfood-throwaway culture, we quickly offer it up to the precarious, soon-to-topple, God of Landfills and buy a new one. Even if...
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Activated Charcoal, So Hot
Activated Charcoal, So Hot

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

Wellness ingredients wax and wane with the times, but it is the hope that we’re continually moving toward a more natural way of life. I’m grateful that this seems to...
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Tea, If You Want To
Tea, If You Want To

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

Our last post explored tea’s origins in China. Today, we follow the Tea Road out to Japan and Russia, and its eventual reach to Europe and North America in the...
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The Beauty Scaries
The Beauty Scaries

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

There are a multitude of voices swirling through the ethosphere, telling us what we should fear. Actually they’re not just swirling - they’re swirling and screaming like banshees. So. Much....
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DIY Bath Salts
DIY Bath Salts

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

I love a long soak, but I haven’t always. When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand the adult obsession with bath-taking. So luxurious, so relaxing…excuse me? So BORING. At...
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What is Zero Waste, Exactly?
What is Zero Waste, Exactly?

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

What exactly is Zero Waste? Is it a literal term? Is it a goal? Are there people who are able to live without creating any waste at all? If there...
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Cha Wenhua
Cha Wenhua

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

This morning I set out to write a blog post on tea cultures around the world. Tea is deeply symbolic and informs and reflects various aspects of life among many...
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Timeless Muses & Sustainable Gift Baskets
Timeless Muses & Sustainable Gift Baskets

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

It’s time to roll out a waggish Juniper Station sustainable gift guide. Gift basket edit. I created six baskets ranging in price from $175 to $275. Of course, there’s room...
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Building Sustainability & Creativity with Eco-Bricks
Building Sustainability & Creativity with Eco-Bricks

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

If there’s one specific type of technology we’re desperately in need of, it’s plastic transition tech. Plastic is no longer just a product material - it’s an accidental landform; it’s...
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Mending a Throwaway Culture
Mending a Throwaway Culture

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

When we break or damage an item, in our fastfood-throwaway culture, we quickly offer it up to the precarious, soon-to-topple, God of Landfills and buy a new one. Even if...
Read more
Activated Charcoal, So Hot
Activated Charcoal, So Hot

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

Wellness ingredients wax and wane with the times, but it is the hope that we’re continually moving toward a more natural way of life. I’m grateful that this seems to...
Read more
Tea, If You Want To
Tea, If You Want To

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

Our last post explored tea’s origins in China. Today, we follow the Tea Road out to Japan and Russia, and its eventual reach to Europe and North America in the...
Read more
Cha Wenhua
Cha Wenhua

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

This morning I set out to write a blog post on tea cultures around the world. Tea is deeply symbolic and informs and reflects various aspects of life among many...
Read more
The Beauty Scaries
The Beauty Scaries

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

There are a multitude of voices swirling through the ethosphere, telling us what we should fear. Actually they’re not just swirling - they’re swirling and screaming like banshees. So. Much....
Read more
Timeless Muses & Sustainable Gift Baskets
Timeless Muses & Sustainable Gift Baskets

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

It’s time to roll out a waggish Juniper Station sustainable gift guide. Gift basket edit. I created six baskets ranging in price from $175 to $275. Of course, there’s room...
Read more
DIY Bath Salts
DIY Bath Salts

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

I love a long soak, but I haven’t always. When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand the adult obsession with bath-taking. So luxurious, so relaxing…excuse me? So BORING. At...
Read more
Building Sustainability & Creativity with Eco-Bricks
Building Sustainability & Creativity with Eco-Bricks

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

If there’s one specific type of technology we’re desperately in need of, it’s plastic transition tech. Plastic is no longer just a product material - it’s an accidental landform; it’s...
Read more
What is Zero Waste, Exactly?
What is Zero Waste, Exactly?

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

What exactly is Zero Waste? Is it a literal term? Is it a goal? Are there people who are able to live without creating any waste at all? If there...
Read more