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S3 Episode 9: Mindful Shopping: supporting artisans & companies that care 🌎

Nov 24 2020

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In this episode:  Chief chatters Kay, Heather, and Carol, explore what it means to shop mindfully.  Is 500 miles still “local?” Planning ahead: In-season foods and freezing. Why Kay loves buying organic. Digging into labels at grocery store chains. Where do your clothes come from? Carol favors cotton over polyester. Avoiding plastic. Bamboo cutlery for your car. Ambitious composting: ladles and salad tongs. The greenest toys and bamboo benefits. 

Yummy Treats ☕ 🍫
Fair trade chocolate
Shade-grown coffee


Rule of thumb👍
Buying Local and Organic is simply the best! 

Local to DuPage
MightyVine tomatoes
Gotham Greens
Mary’s Wholesome Living.
French Market in Wheaton


For an even GREENER holiday:
Save your cooking oil. Recycle it! 

Mentioned in this episode

Environmental Working Group
True Cost, a Documentary about Fast Fashion
Green America
Wheaton French Market
B Toys
Green Toys
Peaceful Parlour in Geneva
Ivy Restaurant in Wheaton
Gotham Greens
MightyVine Tomatoes

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