Erin Partlan

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Smart Women Week: How to ethical shop with Gather and See

Ethical shopping has been around for sometime now but most of us are still seduced by the trend-led nature of fast fashion. Not only is it cheaper it …

Sustainable 'Tree House' Could Come To A Parking Lot Near You

'Elevate' is bringing the discussion around tiny homes to new heights.<p>A company in Hawaii is elevating the conversation about tiny homes -- literally.<p>A unique, tree-like structure called Elevate addresses some of the problems facing tiny houses, such as security and parking, while also offering …

Small Business

Boulder Green Home Tour showcases eco-friendly dwellings

From retrofitted vintage houses to freshly minted dwellings, the Boulder Green Home Tour will showcase some of the most innovative, eco-friendly …

Home Tours

Sherbet 🍊 @rodebjerofficial

Appreciate the things around you, some are moving along while others are here to stay. #Traffic #LongExposure #SanFrancisco #19thAvenue #NoWrongWaySF

Last few months in my SF studio, come say hi before I start a new adventure in Berlin!! 🚀💀🔮✨#art #artstudio #cosmic #universe #interconnected #psychedelic #elwire #sacredgeometry #boho #moonphases #travel #livewanderlust #vagabond

One of my shots of the #SuperBloodMoon. #BloodMoon #Supermoon #Eclipse

Can a 10-minute walk erase 6 hours of sitting?

Many office workers spend the majority of an eight-hour day sitting at their desks. New research suggests sitting for six straight hours can impair …

Even Poor Countries End Up Wasting Tons Of Food

The fact that a huge amount of food is wasted each year will be no surprise to anybody in the West. What might come as a surprise is that a large percentage of global food waste occurs in developing countries — primarily because of poor infrastructure and dysfunctional distribution networks.<p>As much …

The farm-to-table backlash is here

That chicken—is it local?<p>Fans of <i>Portlandia</i> will recall the sketch from the show’s first season, where two absurdly earnest diners badger their …

Farm-to-table

Urban mobility at a tipping point

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge.<p><b>Cities</b> …

Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here’s why

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Over the weekend, the president gave an unprecedented speech addressing the plight of black women<p>Brittney Cooper<p>September 23, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>On Saturday, President Obama gave an unprecedented speech focused exclusively on the social plight of Black women and girls at the …

‘Swiss Army knife’ helps turn algae into biofuel

Scientists have figured out a way to streamline the molecular machinery that turns cyanobacteria—also known as blue-green algae—into biofuels.<p>They …

Metropolitan Water District aims to build plant to recycle sewage into drinking water

For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Water District has paved the way for Southern California's epic growth by securing water from hundreds of miles away.<p>This week, the mammoth agency said it wants to invest closer to home in what would be one of the world's largest plants to recycle sewage …

Bernie Sanders' Stand for Racial Justice Requires That He Stand for Palestine

Sanders at Houston town hall meeting in July<p>With a surprising number of Americans now rallying behind the Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders is polling around 39 percent support from Democrats in the latest Monmouth University survey, a number that has risen since April coinciding with a drop for …

Middle-class

#IWokeUpLikeThis Hair Rules the Runway

Messy tresses are a New York Fashion Week trend. See the off-duty, voluminous, textured hair styles at Alexander Wang, Thakoon, and Tommy Hilfiger for inspiration—and then grab your favorite texturizer and join the club.

Hair

Stunning show by @dkny today! On assignment for @voguemagazine #nyfw #onewtc

The Chinese government is censoring a documentary about mothers who love their gay kids

When content gets scrubbed from the Chinese internet, censors and hosting websites seldom offer any explanation—the removal is non-negotiable. So the upcoming court case of Fan Popo, a 29-year-old filmmaker from Beijing, stands out.<p>In 2012, Fan shot a documentary called <i>Mama Rainbow.</i> After making …

Internet

This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

The evening light is fading as Kala Begum carries her 16-year-old daughter out of their tiny tenement room and down the alley. It’s been another long …

It's Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

Word that Americans throw away about one-third of our available food has been getting around.<p>Now there's an official goal aimed at reducing that waste.<p>Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency — along with many private-sector and food-bank partners — …

Stylish and Sustainable Family Residence in Wyoming: Jackson Hole Prefab

One of the custom prefabricated modules built by <b>Method Homes</b>, <b>Jackson Hole Prefab</b> is a contemporary family home located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. …

Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this.<p>Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving to Whole Foods to pay top dollar for produce that was picked …

Aquaponics

Farmed fish could bring us cheaper food, but is it ethical?

US food company Cargill wants to use expertise from the farmed salmon sector to help it produce more efficient and sustainable fish and chicken<p>It is difficult to know which is moving faster: the debate around the ethics of farmed fish, or the growth in how much of it we are eating. By 2030, …