Summer Solstice has arrived, and the season is truly here in the US. We can definitely say we are thrilled, and we hope you nature enthusiasts are too!
In this month’s newsletter, we’ve highlighted some of our fresh content on the site. We’ve also got some musings from around the web for you, hopefully something you haven’t seen yet and would like to share with your friends.
We’ve also put some of our favorite gardening items in this edition, some stuff that our very own Ray loves to use in her yard.
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What’s New at EcoKarma?
We’ve been focused on adding new content to our site, and less on the blogs this month. However, we have some great stuff in the works including new relationships with small business vendors that we totally dig (and think you will, too!). If you own a small business that’s in a field of creating sustainable products and educating our communities, feel free to reach out to us to make a global impact!
The Buzz at Eco Karma
Here are some of our latest articles that have been published or updated recently.
Protecting Our Oceans
Menstrual Cups: A More Affordable, Less Wasteful Option
Here are some of our favorite June products! This month’s theme: Gardening. All products below are recommended or used by Ray and her husband Ben in their garden and yard.
Ray’s Favorite Garden Soil
Ray and Ben’s favorite bug control spray for hops and roses.
Best way to protect your knees in the garden during weeding and planting.
Best Weeder: Grandpa’s Weeder. Ray and Ben however, use Ames weeder.
Ben’s favorite garden tool right now is the backpack sprayer. This way you can buy whatever sort of spray weed killer, or fertilizer you want and easily apply it around your yard. He has an older model, but this Field King will do the trick.
Here are some of our favorite articles from around the web, along with our hot takes on the issues and topics they address.
Coca Cola’s “Giving Back” the Water They Use: A Closer Look
She exposes the Bad Math behind the campaign, that will give people the first impression of them doing right by communities and the earth. However, these greenwashing tactics should not be overlooked. We encourage you to read the article, share, and keep an eye out for our own greenwashing article coming soon!
The Last Straw: Cities Around the US Take Action on Plastic Waste
Lorraine Chow at EcoWatch just published an article on Seattle’s recent ban on disposable plastic straws and utensils at all eateries in the city. Considering the number of restaurants, cafes, and bars are in the major PNW metro- this could make quite the impact. Check out the article to learn more, and consider banning the straw in your own life! We will soon be publishing our own article offering you the great alternatives to disposable straws that you can carry with you.