Sustainability Journal

Transparency in Pricing
Transparency in Pricing

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

It’s a commonly held belief that when you want to start a new thing, you’re to look at how other people have done that thing and use it as a...
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Proof of Life
Proof of Life

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

I saw myself smile in the mirror the other day. I noticed how, at 36, there are lots of little lines around my eyes that crop up alongside this contented...
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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...
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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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Clean Screens
Clean Screens

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

The United States is not a leader in clean ingredients. Our standards for cleanliness in food and cosmetics are frighteningly low compared to those of other developed countries. However, we...
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Where Do The Leaf Boats Go: Q+A with Napa’s A. Cort Sinnes
Where Do The Leaf Boats Go: Q+A with Napa’s A. Cort Sinnes

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

“Mama, we’re like skyscrapers to the ants,” my five-year-old told me last week on a walk. Admittedly, the way my childrens’ thoughts hit me depends on the day. But on...
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Wellness Pie
Wellness Pie

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

What is wellness? Everything and its mom have their own definitions. Social media will tell you through framed, little boxes with words inside, or pictures of bodies in mirrors, that...
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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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Clean Screens
Clean Screens

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

The United States is not a leader in clean ingredients. Our standards for cleanliness in food and cosmetics are frighteningly low compared to those of other developed countries. However, we...
Read more
Where Do The Leaf Boats Go: Q+A with Napa’s A. Cort Sinnes
Where Do The Leaf Boats Go: Q+A with Napa’s A. Cort Sinnes

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

“Mama, we’re like skyscrapers to the ants,” my five-year-old told me last week on a walk. Admittedly, the way my childrens’ thoughts hit me depends on the day. But on...
Read more
Transparency in Pricing
Transparency in Pricing

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

It’s a commonly held belief that when you want to start a new thing, you’re to look at how other people have done that thing and use it as a...
Read more
Wellness Pie
Wellness Pie

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

What is wellness? Everything and its mom have their own definitions. Social media will tell you through framed, little boxes with words inside, or pictures of bodies in mirrors, that...
Read more
Proof of Life
Proof of Life

By Brooke Hamilton-Benjestorf

I saw myself smile in the mirror the other day. I noticed how, at 36, there are lots of little lines around my eyes that crop up alongside this contented...
Read more
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
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