to help the planet // increase vitality + general happiness // save money
Made for those who seek to take action for present and future generations to come, and those who wish to live a little kinder towards the planet. Join The Durham Originals as we embark on a 12 day sustainability challenge, designed to help you practice living a life aligned. Begins Thursday, May 1st, 2019. Free to participate!
Why + How to Fall in Love with the Planet
Gifts Aligned Aren’t Hard to Find ~ We pulled together simple gifts and ideas that do no harm to the planet and bring awareness and eco-consciousness to the holidays and beyond — ENJOY!
Tired of hearing more depleting news with every turn of the corner? Struggling to move through the day?
Know that you don't have to be perfect or zero waste or whatever -- we all just need to try! YOU have the potential to find your groove, inspire your friends and to make an impact.
The holidays are stressful enough -- focus your energy on experiencing them with family and friends for lasting memories and a positive impact all around.
This fall has been an adventurous one for me -- I'm grateful for every learning moment and am glad to finally catch my breath to share some of my adventure's lessons with you.
Ready to take the next step towards simplifying your life? Focus on the day ahead, not on what to wear and consider an Eco Friendly Capsule Wardrobe.
A perspective on the Triangle's water situation, from the view of a kayaker.
Read the journey that led me to create The Durham Originals -
Work your way through this list and you’ll have a major assist at staying true to your conscious.
Join us the weekend of October 14 for an Empowering Women's Wardrobe Weekend! Sustainable and ethically produced women's ware and networking, all in the heart of beautiful Downtown Durham. See you there!
Because Fast Fashion is so ingrained in our culture, it's easy to make a purchases that support things we in fact disagree with...
Just a few years ago, the plot of land across from Northern High School and adjacent to Eno Valley Elementary was nothing but untamed woodlands and an unruly field of head-high grass.
The Durham Originals had a blast hanging with these amazing women and bringing the change we want to see in the world. Forward together!
Whether your a beginner or experienced Eco-Lifer, the Eco Life Challenge is a fun way to brush up on your green game, share your experiences with others and win some totally excellent prizes!
Bulldega is Durham’s new front porch – a spot where visitors and residents alike can get a feel for the real Durham, created by the folks who’ve seen it’s revival from the very beginning.
Amidst the buzz of Durham’s continued reach for “big city” status, there is a growing movement of sustainability-focused and social-justice minded women who are building mission-driven businesses and making positive change within the community.
I love coffee. So when I started thinking about the impact that my ever-growing coffee habit has on the environment, I was shocked at some of my findings.
This store is owned and run by women who are as smart and sharp as the clothes they sell – and that is exactly the kind of woman they cater to.
PRIMP is a Pop up Shop collaboration between two makers of like minds but different mediums, both creating goods that adorn, complement, and complete.
The Durham Originals, Keep Durham Beautiful, and Durham's Urban Forestry Division collaborated on MLK Day of Service to plant OVER 200 trees!
When thinking about the best choice for purchasing your cleaning supplies, it's often easy to go with the most convenient options rather than looking at is what is best for the earth, the community, and YOU. Alyssa Cherry of Fillaree shows us that sustainable can be convenient...and smell really good too.
Durham is a growing sustainability hub and is home to a strong community of environmental change-makers -- both businesses and community groups alike.
The success of a place can be measured by more than just profit -- check out this article to learn what Triple Bottom Line is all about!
Recently, I've found myself trying to leave the house with arms spilling over and a very heavy purse. I keep telling myself I'm not a bag lady, but saying it doesn't make it so...
Composting gives us the power to feed our plants and soils with the nutrients made in our own backyards and keeps landfill growth at bay. So...why wouldn't you want to?