August 4, 2018

It has become increasingly clear that injustices exist all around us. Often these injustices are drawn based on race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status. What we don’t think about frequently enough is how these inequities extend to environmental pollution as w...

June 10, 2018

There are two dimensions when talking about the impacts of electronics: environmental and human. 

Often, we are blessed to be able to switch out our (functioning) computers and mobile phones for the latest model. Other times, these electronics fail to function properly...

March 29, 2018

A lot of us quite like traveling. We learn more than we ever could otherwise. Travel has the potential to change our lives forever when we are exposed to new landscapes, new ways of living, and another way to see the world. However, most of these landscapes are depende...

March 7, 2018

Coffee--the second most exported product in the world. You can probably guess the first. 

In our recent episode with Kaffe Bueno, we discussed innovation in coffee, from better relationships with farmers to the upcycling of coffee grounds for oil extraction to produce b...

February 11, 2018

Learn about some of the downsides of our frantic consumption culture from when the Story of Stuff Project visited our podcast!

February 6, 2018

Our recent episode with The Story of Stuff Project prompt the question as to how do we change our consumptive lifestyle and what governs our consumption. How do we shift from the take-make-waste culture and to what other option?

Currently, we are asking a finite planet...

January 7, 2018

It is the second largest polluting industry in the world. It takes thousands of gallons of water to produce just one garment, with approx. 7 trillion of gallons being used in the industry per year as of 2010. Major water sources are consistently polluted with hundreds...

Each week, we have a meeting to talk about upcoming things to do and also to brainstorm. A few weeks ago, the meeting ran extra long and time flew by as we talked on and on about what we could do this coming year.  

Now, we want to share some ideas we have. They al...

December 28, 2017

I wanted to take a moment before the new year to reflect on what has happened in the magical year of 2017. And what a year!

The idea for Influenced by Nature came around back in November of 2016 but it was not until January 2017 that I finally pulled myself together and...

December 24, 2017

We've made it to Christmas! Influenced by Nature wishes you a very merry Christmas and invite you to take on a more conscious new year. 

It's been less than a year since IbN has launched and we have so much to be grateful for this Christmas. For one, we are grateful for...

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