Don't shelve the flips 'til it snows when you're sporting semi-sustainable sandals!

Despite the fact that we’re now supposed to be thinking about fall leaves, until it’s basically snowing we ecostilettoistas won’t give up our flip flops. And why should we, when we’re sporting the fabulousity that is the Libertas Minx Sandal? All au courant and Grecian-inspired, with woven gold straps that weave up the center of your foot and soft, padded soles, really the only thing this sandals have in common with traditional flops is a v-shaped toe strap—though here they’re studded with tiny dots of gold. ...more

These Little Boxes Inspire Change for Good. Don't Take It From Us, Just Ask Al Gore

Any friend of Al Gore’s a friend of ours, and the folks over at CHANGE A Starter Kit seem to have made a friend in Mr. Gore with their eco-fantastic little box of goodies that inspire us (and, possibly, our entire holiday gift list) to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Obviously the Godfather of Green really takes Gandhi’s words to heart, spreading goodwill in a hand-signed note to CHANGE headquarters that echoes our thoughts that these handy-dandy boxes raise “awareness about the many challenges facing our planet.” ...more

Considering a Syringe Full of Synthetics that Promises Eternal Youth? Try Alt Organic Eye Cream, Instead.

Is it just us or is there a significant contradiction in the line-free smile of the self-described ecoista who wouldn’t be caught dead with a paraben or petrochemical in her moisturizer but looks the other way when presented with a syringe full of synthetics that promises eternal youth? ...more

Their name nods to a nick’ we’d rather forget, but these Beaters are well nigh perfect.

All tank tops are not created equal. Some are too tight, creating a virtual shelf if you’re anything over an A-minus. Most are too short, lacking the essential extra fabric that takes them from under to outerwear. And the ones that come in three-packs sling low so low under your arms that you might as well skip ‘em altogether and go out in your bra. ...more

Line ‘em up with a giardia back: The cold hard facts about H2O.

Rachel just took the “Go Green Challenge” for “Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos,” which airs Thursday, August 28th at 9 p.m. on Planet Green. She discovered (pun intended) some interesting facts about bottled, filtered and tap water. ...more

Stress? Bad. Stress-combating skincare that makes you laugh, too? Very, very good.

It’s not often that skincare tells it like it is. More often than not, these packages are like the Wicked Stepmother’s Magic Mirror, promising that if you buy and use them you’ll be the fairest of them all. Counterpoint is the hilarious copy on boxes of Skyn Iceland, which bills itself as “The only skincare line designed to treat the effects of stress on the skin.” ...more

Think you can’t get great organic denim for under a hundred bucks? Think again.

Think you can’t get great organic denim for under a hundred bucks? Think again. We just discovered Good Society, which is all organic cotton, made on vintage shuttle looms, hand-sewn, fair-trade, and designed by some geniuses in Japan because seriously the fit is buttah. Emphasis on the butt. ...more

Sounds like an eco-fable: Coffee’s too jittery, tea’s too hot. Coffee berry? Just right!

There comes a day in every girl’s life when she drinks just a wee bit too much coffee. You remember, doncha? That time you mistakenly picked up someone else’s Peet’s and ended up with a triple espresso that didn’t let you sleep ‘til Monday? The all-nighter you pulled that left you with shaky hands and stomach cramps? ...more

Suds, rinse, repeat. Suds, rinse, save an acre of the Amazonian rainforest for a year!

Every morning it’s the same old drill: Suds, rinse, repeat. Sudse, rinse, condition. And yes, it’s a beautiful thing that many of us are now choosing shampoos that eschew sulfuric-acid derived sudsing agents like sodium laureth or sodium lauryl sulfate, which are skin irritants in favor of naturally derived sudsors that don’t mess with our skin and the ecosystem. But don’t you feel like there’s something missing? Can’t hair care do more? ...more

A web search engine that donates to charity? Say no more and sign us up!

How many times a day do you search? 10? 100? 1,000? If you’re like most of us EcoStilettoistas, you’re spending a whole helluva lot of time each day online looking up some random factoid you just Have! To! Know! Right! Now! And whether you’re partial to Yahoo or Google, your search doesn’t do much except deliver information. Until GoodSearch. ...more