Ethical Aspirations: 3 Ways Small Steps Create Big Change

Ethical Aspirations: 3 Ways Small Steps Create Big Change

When it comes to living a more ethical lifestyle that promotes social and environmental justice, it's small changes that matter. They add up, they last, and they inspire grace and collaboration more than an “all or nothing” approach ever could. Plus, they are doable without breaking our budget. It’s time to embrace the small, and I hope my latest post on Noonday’s Flourish blog will inspire you to do just that. Set a new year's resolution to make small changes that stick.

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Noonday for Kids: 10 Books that Connect

Noonday for Kids: 10 Books that Connect

I rounded up ten of my favorite books for kids that are set in Noonday's partner countries (and many written by authors from those countries). Take a look at this tiny glimpse of the vast world of global literature, and how it can help our kids (and us) see that the beauty, curiosity, sadness and joy all over the world all make up the rich tapestry of being human. Features books set in Uganda, Ecuador, Guatemala, Vietnam, Peru, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, and more.

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Conscious Curation is the New Minimalism

Conscious Curation is the New Minimalism

I get it. Minimalism appeals to you, but you also love a great pair of earrings or a cute picture for the wall, and you wonder if it means you're doing it all wrong. I believe the problem with materialism is deeper than numbers, so the solution should be as well. Enter Conscious Curation: curating, over time, a collection of belongings that I find useful or beautiful; putting thought into each purchase; defining beauty as aesthetic as well as derived from story and appreciation for creators; appreciating the value of having a few meaningful items rather than many meaningless ones, without obsessing over numbers; and doing all this in a way that is conscious of the way my belongings were created or acquired, to avoid exploitation of the planet and its people.

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Ethical Business at 30,000 Feet

Ethical Business at 30,000 Feet

Next time you’re traveling, snag some snacks and other goodies from ethical brands. B Corps, or Benefit Corporations, are companies with proven adherence to high standards of social and environmental justice, and the list of B Corps includes some of my favorite brands, like Warby Parker, Dansko, Patagonia, Beauty Counter, Dang, Numi, and of course Noonday. When business is done right, it has immense power to change the world. Read all about the snacks and comfort items that helped me survive flights to Vietnam and back!

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