President and COO
Alden is the founder of EcoCult, the leading international fashion, travel, and lifestyle blog with a focus on sustainable and ethical topics. Her freelance work has been published in Quartz, Newsweek, Racked, Refinery29, and Narratively. She is currently on a year-long trip with her husband.
Her work has been featured on Glamour, mindbodygreen.com, Thoughtfully Mag, Rodale's Organic Life, The Good Trade, etc. She's also been named "Millennial Pioneer in Sustainable Living" by Halfstack Mag and as one of the "Top Wellness Influencers" by Origin Magazine.
With roots in positive psychology, eco design, preventive care, and ecosystem health, Kaméa is on a mission to broaden the concept of wellness while elevating the sustainability movement with style, strategy, creativity, and powerful communication.
Social Media Manager
Holly is the creator of Leotie Lovely, a conscious lifestyle blog which tells an aesthetic tale of the people, places, pleasures, products and purpose she discovers on her path towards a greater state of eco wisdom and ethical awareness. She believes that each one of us needs to understand the circular story behind each and every object we purchase or use, and has dedicated herself to recounting that narrative.
Holly also creates a collection of eco friendly, ethically made, designs under the same name, Leotie Lovely. Holly has contributed articles to independent online newspapers, magazines and blogs, including Rivard Report, Shopikon and Plain Magazine. She currently lives in Paris, France with her husband.
Director of Membership Happiness
Jen Panaro has a passion for creative dabbling and strategic thinking that she’s squeezed in between family and a corporate career. Jen is the writer behind Honestly Modern, a blog focused on sustainable life and style for modern moms.
Honestly Modern offers ideas and solutions to help find balance and a socially conscious cadence among the opportunities and obstacles of everyday life. It’s where Ethical and Minimalist meet Mainstream for modern moms.
Faye Lessler is a New York City based, California native with a passion for sustainability and community. Through her blog, Sustaining Life, Faye encourages the eco-curious to keep treading down the path towards a sustainable and ethical lifestyle, while simultaneously supporting the organizations who inspire her. As an event coordinator she brings people together over shared passions, working with brands like the EWC, Patagonia, Agaati CA, Pratt Institute and more to host intimate gatherings, panel discussions, pop-up shops, and parties for 800+ guests.
With a background in fashion design and a natural tendency towards organization, Faye works seamlessly between creatives and those who are more business minded. Through everything that she does, Faye seeks to inspire, educate, and support others while leading a balanced lifestyle that is full of joy.
Kathryn is a professional actor turned activist after a breast cancer scare. After quitting plastic for health reasons, she dove into zero waste living. Going Zero Waste was founded in the summer of 2015, and is all about fun and engaging posts with an emphasis on doing the best you can. It breaks zero waste living down into a super-simple step-by-step process so that everyone can participate.
All of her trash for the past 2.5 years fits in a 16oz mason jar, and she's been featured on CNN, The Guardian, Fox News, MSNBC, and Refinery 29.
Sustainably Chic is a blog and community for the conscious consumer. From fashion to beauty, Natalie showcases small brands from all over the world who have adopted a sustainable business model. While studying fashion in college, she was appalled by where the industry had gone. Noticing the impact of social media, Natalie took action. Now with over 30k followers, Sustainably Chic is promoting a more trendy sustainable lifestyle the younger generations can relate to.
Currently residing in Charleston, SC, Natalie is a dual citizen of Switzerland and the US. She is always up for a random travel and experience!
Francesca Willow is a London based artist and writer. After training in contemporary dance, performance, and cultural studies she now balances touring as an international performer with learning how to treat the world with more kindness. She founded Ethical Unicorn in 2016, and was delighted to be listed as one of Above Green's top 50 eco-conscious blogs in 2017. Francesca believes small choices have big impacts when made collectively, and is a passionate advocate of sustainable living and social justice.
Shelbi is the creator of Shelbizleee, a YouTube channel that focuses on helping individuals move towards the most sustainable lifestyle possible. She encourages individuals to make moves towards zero waste, eco-friendly alternatives, second hand shopping, and clean beauty without reinforcing a perfectionist expectation. Not only is Shelbi an expert in sustainable lifestyle choices, but she also holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University. She is currently living in Austin, Texas.
Sian started #EthicalHour in 2016 as a way of learning to live more ethically and connect with like-minded people. Today it’s one of the largest networks bringing together ethical businesses and consumers.
Sian is a marketing consultant and has worked all around the world on social impact projects. She provides marketing support to ethically-focused businesses alongside her blog and podcast which inspires and empowers people to create a better world through everyday ethical actions.
She is an ambassador for women in social enterprise and passionately believes that ethical business and conscious consumerism has the power to change the world.
Kira Simpson is the founder of The Green Hub, an online publication sharing brands, tips and guides to help empower others to make lifestyle choices which are kinder to people and the planet.
She believes there is no one size fits all green lifestyle and created The Green hub as a positive and an inclusive space where people can learn about sustainable fashion, living and travel.
Kira lives on the sunny Gold Coast, Australia where she spends most of her days at the beach.
Leah Wise has been writing, speaking, and blogging on ethical, sustainable, and fair trade fashion for more than 4 years. With a background in ethics and nonprofit management, she is particularly interested in shedding light on the ways conscious consumerism is linked to broader social justice issues. She hopes to both encourage and challenge readers through her work, believing that strong, informed communities are the key to social change. Leah currently lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she manages a charity shop and blogs on sustainable fashion at stylewise-blog.com.
Evelina is a freelancer and digital nomad who runs the travel site Earth Wanderess with focus on nature experiences and backpacking – and doing it all in a sustainable and ethical way. She is vegan since three years back, and travels the world without flying in airplanes since this year.
She shares her daily travels and adventures on her Instagram (@earthwanderess) mixed with tips on how to be more environmentally friendly in both daily life and while on the road.
Jazzmine is the Director of Content at Causeartist where she shares stories of social entrepreneurs and impact across the globe. She is the co-founder of Hara House and utilizes her content, marketing and sponsorship skills to help nonprofit organizations and social impact organizations fulfill their missions to better our world. Jazzmine lives between Delhi and Bikaner, India and can be found curled up on rooftop cafes glued to her laptop, surrounded by 4 cups of empty coffee. Or running around greeting and touring travelers across north India.
Verena (Erin) runs the blog and successful YouTube channel My Green Closet. Creating content around sustainable and ethical fashion, capsule wardrobes, green beauty, minimalism, and generally living more consciously.
She uses her education and experience working in the fashion industry to explain and discuss issues, and inspire consumers to shop more responsibly. My Green Closet aims to help people build a style they love that also reflects their values.
Immy is the creator of Sustainably Vegan, a Low Impact lifestyle Instagram and YouTube channel. She is also the creator of the Low Impact Movement, an environmentally focussed campaigning organization which seeks to fight the waste pandemic through social campaigns and intentional living. She has spoken at several events on the waste issue, and even appeared on BBC1 Xtra to discuss how beneficial a low waste lifestyle can be. She currently lives in London, England but hopes to travel sustainably, to showcase the wonderful initiatives people are creating around the world, to fight waste.
Model4GreenLiving is a blog and free resource from fashion model Renee Peters. Intended to provide information for anyone interested in sustainability and a natural lifestyle, Model4greenliving offers a unique perspective from inside the fashion industry. Keep up to date with the latest in sustainable fashion; organic and vegan beauty; the best plant based nutrition around the world; and the most inspirational people in the industry. The reality of living a life that is healthy and sustainable is here and it’s more easy and affordable than ever. Follow Renee on her journey and discover how fulfilling it can be.
Celia writes the blog Litterless, which offers a beautiful, practical approach to zero waste, sustainable living. It features simple, encouraging ways to transition to a zero waste lifestyle, as well as resources on where to find composting and bulk shopping options.
Celia also co-founded the environmental non-profit Zero Waste Chicago, which works to provide resources and education to help move Chicago closer to zero waste. In her spare time, you can find her at dinner with friends, on a long walk, or browsing the weekly farmer’s market.
Lindsay Dahl runs her personal website, lindsaydahl.com, which is focused on giving people practical information on clean beauty, non-toxic living, ethical fashion, hot yoga and healthy eating. By day Lindsay is Beautycounter's Vice President of Social & Environmental Responsibility. Prior to joining the Beautycounter team, Lindsay spearheaded the passage of more than a dozen health protective laws at the state and federal levels, including the nation's first ban on the toxic chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups. Earlier in her career, Lindsay was the Deputy Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. While in Washington D.C., Lindsay was lead strategist for the grassroots movement that ultimately led to the overhaul of toxic chemical regulations, the first since 1976.
After Cait completed her MA in War Studies she decided to bridge her academic training with her passion for fashion and set out to help those in the textile industry by educating consumers on the dangers of fast fashion. By providing stylish eco alternatives, Cait is leading the way in ethical consumerism; saving her clients money, providing safer working conditions for textile producers, and cleaning up the environment one garment at a time.
Olivia is the voice behind Simply Liv & Co, a lifestyle resource dedicated to making conscious, slow living accessible. She and her family live in a cozy mountain town and are making an RV their home. She has been freelance writing for more than 3 years and loves this self-made job she finds herself in.
Juhea Kim is the founder and editor-in-chief of Peaceful Dumpling, a health, wellness, and vegan lifestyle site. When she is not writing, she can be found teaching Pure Barre, running in Central Park, or at a museum. Follow Juhea on Pinterest @peacedumpling, Facebook @peacefuldumpling, and Instagram @peacefuldumpling.
Laura Jones is a fashion and celebrity stylist, and Editor in Chief of online magazine The Frontlash, based in New York City. Her range of client experience includes styling actors and performers including Rebecca Hall, Kathryn Bigelow, Marisa Tomei, Naomie Harris, Uma Thurman, Zosia Mamet, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Katie Holmes, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Keys and Drake, for publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Refinery 29, New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, VOGUE.it, Teen VOGUE, VOGUE China, and L'Officiel, for brands including Givenchy, Tome Lord and Taylor,, Amour Vert, Miami Design District, Kate Spade, Reebok, MCM, Lancome, and events including The Grammys, Oscars, Superbowl, BET Awards, VMAs, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, TIFF, and Cannes Film Festival.
Polly is the founder of Green Indy, a website dedicated to making zero waste more accessible and spreading eco-activism through community building. She began her zero waste journey in 2015 just above the poverty line in a food desert, which shaped her desire to advocate for accessibility in the movement. Polly also founded Zero Waste Lafayette and runs zero waste workshops, lectures, and a variety of community programs throughout Indiana. She currently lives in Lafayette, Indiana with her very patient husband and cat Lunch Box.
Stephanie Sica is the founder of Orchard and Broome, a boutique branding and public relations company that selectively represents ethical or sustainable brands. Based in downtown New York City, OB grows conscious companies globally. With a degree in business journalism and background in both luxury-lifestyle public relations and event production, Stephanie created OB with the mission to support brands that do good in their respective industries for the betterment of the people and planet they affect. She is also a regular contributor to Ecocult.
Stephanie is the host of the Sustainable Minimalists podcast, a show about the ways in which sustainability, minimalism, zero-waste living, decluttering, parenting and conscious consumerism intersect. She has been featured in NBC News, SELF Magazine, Moneyish and many more. Stephanie currently lives outside of Boston with her husband, two daughters, yellow lab and two cats.
Florine is the founder of the W A S T E D, which is a Zero Waste lifestyle blog that focuses on topics like food, fitness, fashion and travelling. She is a full-time student, while training to become a certified health instructor.
Florine writes about fashion from a minimalist’s perspective, focusing on statement pieces and capsule wardrobes.
In her food segments she focuses on creating healthy, nutritious and vegetarian recipes while maintaining a Zero Waste lifestyle.
She makes all her beauty products herself and shares her DIY projects on thewastedblog.com.
Karen is the creator of n4mummy, a conscious blog featuring the very best of sustainable life and style for mamas and kids. It comes from the belief that you can dress sustainably and ethically and still be contemporary and stylish. With over ten years experience as a fashion buyer for the UK high street, she has seen the cost to people and our planet of fast fashion first hand.
Karen has contributed articles to Fashion Revolution and London Fashion
Week Festival and featured in Gurgle magazine. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Jess started Jess With Less as a way to share her passion for the environment, minimalism, and sustainable fashion. She focuses on teaching you how to reduce your waste, shop ethically, and live an intentional life. She is currently a writer for The Minimalist Wardrobe and has been featured on Swell Investing and The Zero Waste Collective. She is currently located in Baltimore, Md with her husband and three cats.
Shae is a California native who loves fashion, community and sharing the unique stories of brands. Her love for marketing and branding is what inspired her to create lifestyle blog, Shae Necessities. Shae Necessities began as a fast fashion blog, until Shae realized the industry was contributing to a lifestyle that is wasteful, damaging to the planet and hazardous to individuals. Today, Shae’s inspiration is to empower women to be wonderfully and consciously clothed without sacrifice to anyone or the environment.
Shae documents her journey and necessities to a more sustainable life in Southern California with her husband and toy poodle.
As The Marilyn Denis Show's very own eco expert and producer, Candice Batista educates viewers on how to incorporate sustainable environmentally friendly choices as part of their everyday living.
Candice began her career as a weather broadcaster at The Weather Network, where she covered major weather events across Canada and around the world.
In 2006 Candice launched the first-ever local Canadian Eco-themed television show A GREENER TORONTO, which looked at how Torontonians were fostering and facilitating environmental stewardship. Following that, she successfully launched GLOBAL FOOTPRINTS and @ISSSUE EARTHH, two documentary series that looked at a wide variety of issues facing the planet today, including the role of factory farming, the effects of fast fashion, and toxins in person care, just to name a few.
Along with her television experience, both in front of and behind the camera, Candice is a regular blogger for Huffington Post.
To date, Candice has lectured to more than 2,000 people. In 2010, she became one of a few select Canadians to be personally trained by former U.S. Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore to help deliver his infamous Inconvenient Truth Presentation.
Currently she runs The Eco Hub, a lifestyle blog about discovering how simple it is to take control of the various corners of your life, and how rewarding it feels to open your eyes to an eco-conscious lifestyle.
Jacqui began blogging back in 2011, when she decided to take a good hard look at the impact her clothing choices were having on people and the planet. She started sewing, researching, and scouring San Francisco boutiques and consignment stores to build a truly ethical wardrobe. She shares her journey on Birds of a Thread, a celebration of ethical fashion and design, sewing, thoughtful consumption, and all things vintage. Without being too pedantic (she was a high school teacher, after all), Jacqui hopes to show her readers that looking good doesn’t have to come with a high social and environmental price tag.
Combining her passions for social justice, sustainability and fashion, Elizabeth created Conscious Life & Style to demonstrate how clothes can represent both our style and values. Recognizing that conscious living goes far beyond clothing purchases, she has since expanded her blog to cover eco living and responsible travel as well.
Elizabeth is dedicated to making conscious living more accessible and appealing to her audience through curating fashionable ethical brands, highlighting exciting sustainable initiatives and creating conscious guides on topics ranging from thrifting to travel.
Daria is the creator of the Wonder Wardrobe online video course. Over the past nine years, she’s worked as an International Personal Shopper, creating multifunctional seasonal capsule wardrobes that help the environment and clients all over the world. After gathering her professional experience she has developed her own special method of building the perfect wardrobe: the Wonder Wardrobe.
Now she is sharing this successfully tested method with everyone so they can build a personal, multifunctional, well-organized wardrobes containing an ideal amount of beautiful, fully interchangeable outfits that reduce waste and support sustainable fashion brands.
She currently lives in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Alex is a writer, digital marketer, and blogger with a background in sustainability and politics. She created her travel and lifestyle blog, The Mindful Mermaid, to follow her alongside her international lifestyle, while incorporating her passions for sustainable travel and mindful living.
Her mission is to make conscious travel and lifestyle cool. She’s interested in building relationships with “do-good” brands in the travel and fashion niche to share with her readers and social media followers.
She currently lives in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where she promotes responsible travel for the area, while practices slow living and daily mindfulness.
Kate is the creator of Travel for Difference, a blog dedicated to sustainable travel, eco conscious living and a love for all life on earth.
Kate's main goal is to encourage 'progress over perfection' and 'compassion over comparison', and is a firm believer in peaceful activism. Kate recently presented at the Impact Travel Alliance launch event in Melbourne, where she spoke about the travellers legacy and how a few overseas experiences helped her change her life for the better.
Nothing makes her happier than being conscious of her actions, and kindly encouraging others to do the same.
Elizabeth is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and illustrator based in NYC. She is the web editor for the environmental magazine Selva Beat and uses her blog, The Note Passer, to nerd out on sustainability. Elizabeth has worked with both small and large companies like SOKO, Slow Flowers, My Sister, Grow NYC, Artisan Connect, A Wool Story, MATTER, the United Nations Development Programme, and IMBY.
Kara Ladd is based in New York City where she works as a freelance writer, creative consultant and Partnerships Editor for Hearst Magazines. She is known for her captivating and comedic, yet honest, writing style on her sustainable lifestyle blog, Boundless Fashion. Her site’s core mission is to reposition the slow fashion and beauty “granola” stereotypes to stylish and trendy norms through high-end editorial execution. Ladd first began her ethical evolution in 2015 and is still learning about sustainability everyday, which creates a genuine and relatable connection with her readers.
Ladd was recently diagnosed with cancer in December 2016, which has further reaffirmed her commitment to slow, ethical and eco-friendly products. With a love for alternative health and holistic living, she regularly publishes articles with her diagnosis in mind acting as a positive advocate and voice for the cancer community.
Kate is the founder of Ethically Kate, a central hub for individuals to learn how to reduce their impact on the planet and its people, whilst finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Ethically Kate is a space for people to understand that changing every day habits can come without compromising what they love. Kate is passionate about fashion, creating, being in touch with nature, minimalism, and ultimately being conscious of our human existence. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and main sidekick: her hand-raised bird.
Cat Chiang is a lifelong writer and practitioner of slow fashion. From an early age, she learned to design and make her own clothing through knitting, crocheting, and sewing, gaining an appreciation for the connection between mind, hands, and cloth that fast fashion subtracts from the modern conscience of style. Restitchstance is the confluence of her passion for storytelling, love of fashion, and desire to create a more sustainable and ethical world. She has an undergraduate degree in physics and – plot twist! – works in digital communications and marketing. And as a transplant from Southern California, she love-hates living in Seattle.
After watching the documentary The True Cost, Elena vowed to change her consumer habits forever. In January of 2016, she created The Curious Button, a conscious lifestyle blog, and embarked on a year-long shopping fast. Her passion for conscious living has now spilled over to other topics such as green beauty, environmental sustainability, and minimalism. Elena continues to explore and share on these topics through her blog, aiming to both inspire and help its readers start their own personal journeys, all while dispelling the stereotype of what it means to be an ethically-conscious and earth-loving human being.
Misty is the founder and head travel designer of Green Suitcase Travel, a responsible travel platform. GST brings the sojourner and the destination together in a meaningful way by "traveling on purpose." Misty and team craft journeys for the socially-conscious traveler who wants to express their style, leave a positive impact, and see some of the most amazing destinations along the way. When Misty is not traipsing around the world, she is enjoying living in the greenest desert in the world in Tucson, Arizona.
Kasi Martin is the founder of The Peahen, a site that brings truth telling and intellect back to fashion. Kasi writes guides, opinions, and interviews to raise awareness for the issues in fashion and features ethical and sustainable designers and influencers who share in her mission.
Kasi is an accomplished public speaker and has given lectures at TEDx, Global Sustainable Fashion Week and local panels in her hometown of Austin, Texa, where she is active in the budding ethical fashion community. She is also the co-founder of Fashion Revolution Day ATX.
Joanna is the creator of Positive Shopper, a green lifestyle Instagram blog. She is driven by curiosity and creativity. Joanna is convinced that we all wish to end pollution, the plastic soup, child labour, animal cruelty, etc. If we all consume and produce in line with our values, a sustainable, fair and animal-friendly world is within our reach. Her blog is an invitation to celebrate our values and join the conscious consumer's movement.
Joanna is based in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and is a lecturer in media and communication.
Johanne Stenstrup is the founder of Denmark´s largest eco fashion blog, Bedremode, since 2014. In 2016 she co-founded Sustain Daily, a community for Danes looking to live more sustainable and conscious. Since launching theyve published three print magazines and have become one of the leading sustainable lifestyle platforms in Denmark.
Rank & File Magazine is a digital publication and community for modern-day social entrepreneurs who want to build and scale high-impact businesses capable of tackling the world’s biggest challenges.
Founder and editor Kari Stinehour is an Atlanta native who spent the beginning of her career climbing the corporate ladder and traveling abroad extensively—a life altering experience, which led her on a search to create a positive impact on the world through her work.
Rank & File is redefining the business magazine by empowering and equipping entrepreneurs in an approachable way—for a community who is rooted by the value of people, grounded by their willingness to serve and inspired by the creativity needed to bring about change.
Tahira is a Makeup Artist working with organic, natural and ethical beauty. Born in Canada, Tahira worked in fashion and film around the world before settling in London in 2006. A long time environmentalist, Tahira was inspired to change her professional kit to clean, organic, natural and ethical products after maternity leave. Having written for years, it was natural (pun intended) to create a blog, and thus Beauty by Tahira was born. This blog is for makeup amateurs and professionals alike, whose aim is to take the ‘granola’ out of green beauty, and make ethical beauty an everyday experience. Tahira now juggles life as a freelance MUA, a Beauty Writer, Content Creator and Creative Director, and mum.
Chloé Lepeltier is a French globetrotter now based in Portland, Oregon. Her passions span multiple disciplines — from feminist literature to sustainable fashion to backcountry snowboarding — with curiosity & creativity as the common thread. She infuses spontaneity, nature, and her eye for beauty to capture moments in words and images on Conscious by Chloé. Her background in communication greatly influences her process and allows her to connect with the people she meets along the way.
She launched Conscious by Chloé in the fall of 2015 as a creative outlet to express her thoughts, inspirations and search for happiness. Chloé chronicles her daily style, travels and life and aims to inspire and motivate her readers to live a simpler, greener and happier life.
Nichole Dunst is the founder of Conscious City Guides, a blog dedicated to connecting conscious travelers with ethically-driven businesses around the world. As a flight attendant, Nichole has had the opportunity to travel the world and spend time in many major cities. Conscious City Guides encourages people to take a slower and more conscious approach to travel, to support businesses that are committed to doing good, and to leave places better than they found them.
Claire Goldsworthy is the Founder of The Fashion Advocate, a blog dedicated to ethical and sustainable Australian fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. Claire advocates for equality in the fashion industry, supporting brands who design for positive environmental and social change. The Fashion Advocate ecommerce store sells only ethical brands who uphold at least three of the ten TFA values; Australian made, Australian designed, Australian textiles, ethical, sustainable, recycled, transparent, cruelty-free, social enterprise or organic. Claire is Australia’s #17 Top Influencer, #33 in the World’s Top Eco Blogs, and a 2018 Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Finalist.
Jennifer is the editor behind Hello Brio, a lifestyle blog dedicated to helping creatives build their best intentional life. She believes strongly in minimalism, mindfulness, slow fashion, and nearo waste (near zero waste).
Jenn is a web developer, momma to baby Beans, hand lettering artist, and burrito lover. Jenn's kind of all over the place: she's published a book about online dating, teaches courses on Skillshare, and is featured on blogs like Wild Minimalist.
Joan Goodspeed is the host and creator of Break + Remake, a sustainable craft show on YouTube. When dreaming up projects, she considers both the creative challenge and the impact craft materials have on the planet. Using thrifted, upcycled and vintage supplies, Joan teaches crafters to be more sustainably mindful while still having fun. She has an MFA in Costume Design from CSU, Long Beach with experience as a professional dyer and costume shop manager.
Emily is the co-creator of Two Dusty Travelers, a blog about ethical, sustainable, and off the beaten path adventures. As a Registered Nurse with a background in humanitarian work, she believes that travel can change the world for the better if we do it right. She is passionate about helping travelers find ways to give back to the communities they visit.
Emily has contributed to online magazines and blogs including How Not to Travel Like A Basic Bitch, Two Wandering Soles, and Matador Network. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their rescue pup, but escapes to sunnier locales every chance she gets.
Alena is the creator of Ally C Tran, a conscious style blog and ethical brand directory that seeks to educate, inspire, and guide readers on their journey towards a kind closet and more mindful life. She is a contributor to the Canadian lifestyle publication Dote Magazine and has delivered a talk on sustainable fashion for the organization She Empowers YYC. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband.
Annie Zhu is the founder and editor of Terumah, a Toronto-based lifestyle site covering ethical fashion, green beauty, art, and travel.
A published fiction writer, Annie has a BFA in Film Studies (Ryerson
University) and an MFA in Creative Writing (University of British
Emily began A Day Pack as a creative outlet to document her own journey toward slow living and ethical style. Her goal has always been to “learn the truth and share it artfully.” She is passionate about sharing ethical brand stories, minimalism, fighting human trafficking, living authentically, and pursuing a zero waste lifestyle. When not dreaming up new content for the blog, you can find Emily teaching little ones at her Scandinavian inspired preschool, sipping on a good cup of coffee, or adventuring around the PNW with her husband, Nicholas.
Laura Durenberger is the creator behind The Mindful Mom Blographer, a lifestyle blog aimed at helping others reduce mental clutter through mindful and intentional living, minimalism, and zero waste living. While encouraging an overall mindset of 'reducing', Laura hopes to show that it's not about taking on more to achieve a harmonious balance in life, but by simply removing in a sustainable way.
Kellie Hayden Porter blogs at The Wholehearted Wardrobe, where she covers her journey toward an ethical, minimal closet that honors people and the planet.
She began writing in September 2017 after realizing that years of fast-paced work in the PR industry – including in the fashion and beauty space – had stressed her out, led her to over-consume and kept her hyper-focused on the latest trends.
When she isn’t blogging, she works in marketing in the sustainability industry and is an animal rescue volunteer. She currently lives in Stamford, Connecticut with her husband and two rescue cats.
Kiss That World was founded because Meghann was tired of feeling frustrated, powerless and guilty about climate change. She hopes to use her experiences, experiments, and humor to empower others to live happily and sustainably — without asking them to denounce all possessions, use sticks for currency or chain themselves to a tree…
In her past life, Meghann was a NCAA div 1 swimmer, tropical field biologist, organic farmer, elephant keeper, outdoor educator, and at some point, obtained a B.S. in Conservation. Now, you can find her surfing, holding her cats, and eating pizza on Sundays.
Emily Waddell is the founder of The Honest Consumer, a blog documenting her journey as an anxious creative advocating for fair fashion, social impact, mental health awareness, and conscious living. She strives to create resources that empower, educate, and get people excited about being part of a conscious community. As part of her initiative for social impact, she recently launched Give a Damn Goods an affordable, socially responsible gift shop to encourage consumers to gift responsibly.
Stephanie is a blogger and freelance journalist passionate about animal rights, sustainable living, and travel.
As Stephanie continues to learn and evolve her views on sustainable living, she set out to create a space where she could share and connect with others who wish to do the same. Her new blog, Here & There Collective, covers a wide breadth of topics concerned with sustainability and plant based living. Stephanie wishes to inform readers how to live a fulfilling and happy life in a way that is more conscious of the planet and all the creatures who call it home.
Through travel guides, interviews with movers and shakers in the sustainability space -from fashion designers to plant based chefs , and conversations on difficult issues we currently face - from climate change to animal rights, Stephanie is looking to connect with anyone wishing to be more mindful of how they interact with the world around them. Stephanie is most interested in collaborating with brands within the fashion and travel industries. Parlaying her love of travel and surfing, she has eco-surf retreats in the works for next year.
Olivia is the creator of Today We Will, the newsletter that shares creative sustainable tips that are simple enough to use every day and meaningful enough to have a positive environmental impact. She believes that the more connected we are in addressing sustainability, the bigger our collective actions can be.
Olivia is an Sustainability MBA from Bard College who previously worked as a creative for advertising and digital products. She currently lives in New York City, New York with her husband.
The Girl in The Ocean is a lifestyle and beauty blog all about little changes we can do to help save and protect our oceans. From things to avoid, to convenient and easy swaps, it gives guidance to the ones who want to do their part but don’t know where to start.
As a scuba diver and all-around water lover, Lauri is always researching new alternatives and products to help in her own green journey, and shares her discoveries with her blog readers.
Jasmine is the creator of Ethical Made Easy, a blog and brand directory that helps to make finding ethical alternatives to fast fashion easy. She believes that a) ethical fashion doesn't mean style has to suffer b) that each brand has a story to tell and c) that the world we live in should be one where everyone has equal opportunities to live life on their terms.
Originally from New Zealand, Jasmine now resides in Melbourne, Australia.
Reese Moore is a Charleston-based photographer, blogger, and spunky brunette on a mission to save the world. Her blog, Compost and Cava, is an honest look into an ordinary woman’s sometimes awkward, sometimes awesome journey to a greener life. Compost and Cava focuses on exploring eco-friendly choices through a creative lens.
Reese has had the pleasure of shooting for Ranky Tanky, FAB, The College of Charleston, the Quentin Baxter Presents jazz series, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, and a number of local and regional publications. Her wedding photography has been published in Style Me Pretty, Apartment Therapy, and Charleston Weddings Magazine.
Fiona is a self-confessed eco-warrior, advocate for social change and the founder of Live Conscious, a sustainable lifestyle and travel blog dedicated to offering practical tips for a more conscious life. Fiona feels passionately about reducing our negative impact on the planet and combating climate change – something she believes is possible through our everyday choices as consumers, by starting conversations, challenging the status quo and living more consciously. Born and raised in Scotland, she is now based Berlin with her partner but travels frequently seeking new green adventures around the world.
Summer is a community development practitioner, writer, textiles artist, sustainable living advocate and languages nerd. Fluent in Mandarin, Summer spent time working in China with female factory workers. Thoroughly aware of working conditions and environmental practices in the 'factory of the world', she felt that she could not buy anything without first researching her purchases, especially when it came to fashion. This lead her to found the sustainable fashion and lifestyle blog, tortoise & lady grey, so the research could be shared.
A natural teacher, Summer likes nothing better than to pass on her knowledge to others, which she does in her 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge.
Tara Nolan is the Founder of The Conscious Connoisseur, a sustainable travel and lifestyle brand created for travelers who respect the planet, and seek to discover unique and meaningful experiences with comfort and splendor. Tara holds an MBA in International Business. Her decade-long career has involved running business development and marketing for esteemed global media and advertising agencies. Tara is a Board Member for Witti (Women in Travel and Tourism International), a member of the Impact Travel Alliance, and co-authored a white paper produced by the Global Tourism Sustainability Council in support of the United Nations sustainable development goals. A former Italy expat, she now spends her time between her home of New York City and around the world in her pursuit of cultural immersions and adventures.
Jasmine documents her journey towards minimalism over at The Pleb Life after being stuck in the vicious cycle of overconsumption and purging to make room for her fast fashion addiction for far too long. In the past year, she has let go of 70% of her wardrobe and has become passionate about sustainability and ethical fashion. While chasing minimalism, she has found body positivity and is relishing in the benefits of having a monochromatic wardrobe. She’s currently living slowly in LA with her boyfriend in a 400-square foot apartment.
Emma Grady is an award-winning writer and ethical style expert based in New York City. She is the creator of Past Fashion Future, the online destination for Classic style, Timeless fashion™. Grady's writing regularly appears in print and online publications such as Vanityfair.com, GoodHousekeeping.com and FOAM magazine while her highly-syndicated multimedia content has appeared on MSN, The Huffington Post, Trend Hunter, Yahoo!, AOL, Stylist, Forbes, and Current TV.
Photo credit: Bobby Bruderle