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Sustainable Fashion Fun with Tonlé

I love fashion, but as a conservationist, being a fashionista is not always compatible with clean water and healthier forests. Recently, I’ve embarked on a journey to purchase clothes more in line with my values after realizing how bad fashion can be for the environment. I’ve been seeking out companies that reduce waste, minimize damage to the local environment, pay people fair wages, and use sustainable practices. Today I am excited to tell you about Tonlé!

Shop Sustainably with Consignment

I first started to think about slow fashion selfishly, when I noticed over the past few years my clothes would not hold up. I would buy a shirt, and by the following year, it had holes in it. Fast fashion, the opposite of slow fashion, is the just what it sounds like; garments are made fast, which means that they aren’t good quality. They are made this way to keep you buying more…

Even Swimming with Wild Dolphins Can Be Harmful

Whenever I travel, I seek out wildlife, but I am conscious of my impacts. It can be hard to know what harms wildlife and what doesn’t. I’ve made mistakes. When I was in Zanzibar, I was on a snorkeling trip and we saw dolphins. We were allowed to jump off the boat and swim with them. I was one of the only ones who did this and I didn’t think it was a big deal because they were wild animals; I thought they would not care at all with a few humans splashing at the top of a big ocean. But talking to my marine biologist friend, she pointed out that this can cause stress on the animals…

Take a Child Outside to Create Future Conservation Advocates

It might not seem like you are doing anything, especially something for the planet, but one of the best things you can do for biodiversity conservation is to actually take a child outside. Over the past few decades, people are spending more and more time indoors, and connecting less with nature. As television, malls, smart phones, and social media compete with nature, the latter frequently loses. So what’s the big deal? And how does this help conservation?