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We believe making changes and building eco-friendly habits to reduce your impact on the planet should be attainable and feel good. That’s why we developed the One Planet Life app.

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The fast fashion industry is one of the top producers of waste, pollution, and carbon emissions, all of which contribute to climate change. Now that spring has sprung, pull out all of your warm-weather clothes and shop your closet to create new outfit combinations. You’ll save money and the planet at the same time.

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Each product has been thoughtfully curated, from its purpose to how it was produced.  Our focus is on helping to reduce our dependence on single-use plastic.  Our products include double-insulated reusable bottles, foldable totes with coordinating travel utensil sets, and large canvas totes.  Coming soon, we will introduce Eco-Journey Kits to support each sustainable living journey on the One Planet Life app.

We invite you to shop in our store!

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Topics we are talking about

Sharing Adventures From the Seat of My Bicycle

Sharing Adventures From the Seat of My Bicycle

Riding a bicycle is a beautiful way to reduce carbon emissions and have rewarding adventures while exploring the world.

Fast Fashion is an Environmental Nightmare

Fast Fashion is the Environmental Nightmare We Can’t Ignore

The fashion industry has a complex supply chain, with each step having a negative impact. It’s an environmental nightmare we can’t ignore.

The Vicious Cycle of Fast Fashion

Break the Cycle of Fast Fashion and Change the World

Fast Fashion makes large profits for the brand companies while exploring the people and places, driving consumerism, and harming our planet.

Unraveling fast fashion with Dr. Karin J. Bohleke

Unraveling Fast Fashion, its Impact, and How Consumers Can Demand Better

Dr. Karin J. Bohleke, the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum at Shippensburg University, shares her insights into fast fashion.

Signs of Spring in the Northeast

Telltale Signs of Spring in the Forest Give Us Joy

In the northeast, mid-Atlantic spring has sprung, and telltale signs of spring are revealing themselves everywhere.

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OPL Insights

According to a 2022 report from Greenpeace, an international non-profit devoted to raising awareness about environmental issues, only about 5-6% of U.S. plastics were recycled last year, down from a high of 9.5% in 2014 and 8.7% in 2018. Considering that the world now produces more than 380 million metric tons of plastic every year, it’s easy to see how quickly waste can add up. Refilling your own containers is a fairly easy way to reduce your plastic waste. We share our experience in our blog, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and REFILL to Benefit the Planet.

Explore our interactive map to find a refillery business in a city near you.

Recipes to Inspire You

There has never been a better time to add more vegetables to your diet. From the planetary plant-rich diet to vegetarian and vegan options, you can make joyful changes to your diet that are good for you and the planet. Here are some of our favorite recipes to inspire you to create colorful, healthy, and delicious meals.

Decadent Chocolate and Strawberry Cake

Looking for an impressive dessert for an upcoming gathering? This chocolate and strawberry cake is a decadent treat for any special occasion.

Hearty Pasta e Fagioli Stew

Pasta e fagioli is a delicious aromatic soup or stew dish, which features savory tomatoes, carrots, garlic, spices, and marsala wine.

One-Pan Salmon Niçoise Salad with Potatoes and Green Beans

Inspired by an entrée I tried at a high-end department store café, this salmon niçoise salad is hearty, healthy, and delicious.

Cheesy Mexican Zucchini Boats

Healthy, colorful, and packed with nutrients, these zucchini boats are a fun addition to your weeknight meal rotation.

Banana Bread Granola

This vegan, gluten-free banana bread granola recipe is easy to make and is delicious on its own or as a topping for yogurt or ice cream.

Cacio e Pepe Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower

This crispy, cheesy roasted cauliflower and carrots recipe, inspired by the popular Italian dish, is delicious as a side or as an entrée.

Hearty Wedding Soup with Meatballs

This delicious Wedding Soup with Meatballs is a wonderfully comforting meal when paired with a green salad and a fresh baguette.

Sweet Violet Jam

Violets are one of our favorite spring flowers. These delicate flowers create a beautiful, delicious violet jam loaded with vitamin C.

Easy Honey Oat Bread

It is astonishingly easy to make and bake this honey oat bread. The bread is delightful, with a little jam and a cup of tea.

Consumed by Aja Barber Book Cover

Aja then takes you on a journey to understand why you consume the way you do, delving into why consumerism overshadows compassion.

The Conscious Closet Book Cover
The Conscious Closet

Elizabeth L. Cline is a voice to bring to light that, sadly, fashion is not a positive force in our world. “It is instead among the world’s largest carbon emitters, water polluters, and users of toxic chemicals.”

Fashionopolis Book Cover

Dana Thomas’s book is a deep tour of fast fashion and why it matters. The first part of the book is shocking and takes your breath away. The ray of hope comes as Dana shares that we can collectively fight back against the fast fashion machine. 

Fashionopolis For Young Readers Book Cover
Fashionopolis for Young Readers

Dana expertly takes us on a journey of understanding fast fashion: its history, its human price, and its effects on our environment. Dana also empowers readers to make a difference by being informed consumers.

One Green Thing Book Cover
One Green Thing

Heather White is a kindred spirit to One Planet Life. For anyone feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of climate change, Heather shares how to take small steps – one green thing.

About Us

One Planet Life (OPL) is a caring community that puts people and the planet first. While companies leverage technology to increase shareholder value, we focus on leveraging technology in a people-centered manner to improve lives and protect our planet.