According to Tears for Fears, an incredibly popular band in 1985, everybody wants to rule the world, but in 2020, it seems that just as many people are focused on changing the world, too. If changing the world seems like a momentous task for a single person and you aren’t sure where to start, buy a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush. You’ll feel good about your purchase, and it might just help you create an amazing mindset that really does change the world.Why Should You Buy a Biodegradable Too...
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From our morning commute to our night time run, who doesn't love a good Podcast on in the background to inspire us, teach us something new and make us laugh? From corporate sustainability to the regeneration of healthy communities and bio-diverse ecosystems for all, we've compiled a list of the top sustainability podcasts we are loving in 2020!   Sustainababble    Ok, you KNOW the Woo Crew loves a good laugh, so we're starting this list off with a show that masters a comedic tone to disc...
6 Simple Tips to Have a Green Christmas

When it comes to the holidays, especially Christmas, it always seems like the pressure knob is turned to full blast! (No? It’s just me?) Meals to plan, family members to pick-up and drop off, gifts to wrap, don’t even get me started about decorating… Santa’s list is far from being the only one that’s a mile long. Can I get an amen? On top of all of that I’m supposed to keep my environmental impact to a minimum. Ok, got it. (Insert dramatic eye roll here.) But in all seriousness, it is someth...
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A couple of weekends ago I came home from the grocery store with a week’s supply of food. As I went to put the cold things away, the same thing happened that occurs every week. Probably at least half of the produce was soggy, brown, or moldy and had to be tossed. There was a pack of fish we’d thawed but forgotten about behind a stack of leftovers we’d packed up but unfortunately never eaten. Once I took the time to clean out all of the inedible food, over half the fridge was gone!As I layere...

If you want a real scare this Halloween, think about the monstrous mounds of trash we toss away after our spooky celebrations. Plastic candy wrappers, masks, decorations, face paints, and pumpkin candy buckets will haunt the planet long after we’re gone. So, this year, at Woobamboo we’re thinking it’s time to turn around these frightful habits and green our Halloween and all of the holidays that come after.It’s All About the CostumeWanna do Sonny and Cher this year? Well, there’s a coupl...

Author: Becci Goodall Several years ago, I decided to switch to a minimalist lifestyle. I went from a cottage packed with a lifetime of knick-knacks to a wicker basket of mementos from my kids, a roll of paintings, and a suitcase of clothes. At the time, I made this choice for economic reasons and to focus on my art (by clearing up clutter.)I flew cross country and settled into a shared space to write. At first, it was odd to live such a spartan existence, but once accustomed, I noticed tha...
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I was recently tasked with checking out the “single scene” in Miami for this blog. Cool, I thought, even though I wasn’t sure what the connection to bamboo toothbrushes was…and I was even more unsure what my wife’s reaction would be. Turns out, I wasn’t being sent to mingle with singles in night clubs and bars, but instead was charged with looking into how single-use plastics are being used across the city. Doesn’t sound quite as fun but was probably for the best.As I unpacked my bag, stuffe...
Woo_Zen

Whether we realize it or not our daily rituals are important moments that define who we are. They set the tone for how we live, create and rejuvenate. I learned this many years ago as a young single mama and I’ve been paying even more attention lately as I choose to live a more sustainable and mindful life.As a young parent of two children, my morning ritual began when I woke at dawn to sip a cup of coffee and sit in silence with my smooth journal and a fine point pencil. I allowed my mind t...

Last year, two thirds of Americans believed that they had to make valuable changes in the way they lived in order to reduce the effects of climate change; one year on and there’s no better time to create small differences which have a big impact on our earth. There are many ways to contribute to making our world a better place and by deciding on eco-friendly New Year resolutions, you’re bound to reduce your carbon footprint: from wanting to change the planet by making eco-friendly dental choices...
NewYear-2016

 Everyone loves a fresh start. New Year’s Day always gives us that in-with-the-good-air/out-with-the-bad air rejuvenated feeling. You announce to your friends that “I’m going to change this! I’m going to change that!” with conviction.Are these announced commitments a long term promise or a short term fib? Be truthful. You can tell me.95% of resolutions made each January 1st evolve around making more money, working out or losing weight through (I dislike the word “dieting” so we’...