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Urban Composting: Yes You Can

2018-06-28T11:10:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

If it’s a vegetable, it’ll biodegrade in the trash, right? Wrong. Due to the anaerobic environment of the modern city dump, it takes an average of 20 years for a single head of lettuce to decompose. That means the salad you throw away now won’t return to the earth until 2038. Babies who are born today [...]

Your Recycling Might Not Be Getting Recycled

2018-06-24T19:21:48+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

Americans recycle about 66 million tons of garbage every year, but more of it is going into landfills than one might expect. This is because more of it goes to China than we realize, and China recently implemented a massive scale back (and, in some cases, an outright ban) on what they'll accept.   China has [...]

Mussels in Puget Sound Test Positive For Opioids

2018-06-24T10:05:19+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Sustainability + Earth Care|

The opioid epidemic has seeped into communities across every socio-economic status in the United States, becoming the worst drug epidemic in the history of the country. But now it looks like the problem is more far-reaching than we'd realized, as scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have discovered trace amounts of oxycodone in marine [...]

Regenerative Agriculture and Our Planet | Clean Made LA 2018 Speaker Sessions

2018-06-22T16:32:59+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Clean Living, Clean Made LA, Los Angeles, Speaker Sessions, Sustainability + Earth Care|

Soil matters! It's quite literally the foundation of our planet and changes the content of the air we breath, the food we eat and the water we drink. We were honored to have two leaders in Regenerative Agriculture– Chris Kerston (Savory Institute) and Don Smith (Kiss the Ground)  join us to discuss the important [...]

First Bumblebee Species Gets Placed On The Endangered Species List

2018-06-20T16:06:21+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Sustainability + Earth Care|

There are many “firsts” worth getting excited about. We memorialize first steps, first jobs, first anniversaries; first big milestones are often a cause for parties and celebration. But for the first time ever, a U.S. bumblebee species has been placed on the Endangered Species List. This first, designating the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as vulnerable, [...]

The Secret Life Of Bees And Their Role In Longevity | Clean Made LA 2018 Speaker Sessions

2018-06-19T17:02:08+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Clean Living, Clean Made LA, Clean Made Picks, Clean Reads, Los Angeles, Speaker Sessions, Sustainability + Earth Care|

Last year marked a decade since Colony Collapse Disorder was first reported in this country. We were honored to have Maryam Henein join us to discuss how bees and other pollinators are doing today and what these ancient creatures can teach us about our health, autoimmunity, and our food supply. ABOUT MARYAM: Maryam Henein [...]

Reusable Tampon Applicator? Hot Dame.

2018-06-28T02:42:45+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

There is a lot of waste in women's hygiene. Thankfully, from Thinx to Luna Cup, companies have started to step up to the plate and are beginning to disrupt the industry. It's taken awhile for tampons to catch up with the times. Menstrual cups work really well for the people who like them, but people want [...]

Almond, Soy, Coconut… Cockroach Milk?

2018-06-20T13:57:15+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Clean Eats, Nutrition, Sustainability + Earth Care|

You may want to put down your green juice for this one…   Researchers have identified a rare milk crystal boasting four times as much protein as cow’s milk. The only catch? Well… it’s a food substance produced by the Pacific beetle cockroach.   Not that it doesn’t sound like super stuff: It’s got three times [...]

Little hOMe, Lots of Heart

2018-06-20T16:23:17+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Clean Living, Sustainability + Earth Care|

The tiny home movement keeps impressing, and Andrew and Gabriella Morrison’s $22,000 diminutive dream home is one of the most beautiful we’ve seen. They pack the perfect amount of stuff into 207 eco-friendly square feet. Take a look! Join the Clean Made Community!

The Other Hydro Power

2018-06-20T16:57:01+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Sustainability + Earth Care|

Steam, tides, waves, dams, reservoirs -- we’re all familiar with some of the ways to use water for power...but have you heard of evaporation engines? That’s right, scientists have discovered how to get electricity out of the natural process of water drying and disappearing into the ether. What’s more, these little machines utilize bacteria [...]