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Intersectional Environmentalism Is Our Urgent Way Forward

One day it dawned on me that if my feminism can be intersectional, so can my environmentalism. So I decided to define the term Intersectional Environmentalism as this: an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet.

Neenah, Inc. Is Changing How We Consume Paper

For over 30 years, Neenah, Inc. has met the paper industry’s need for sustainability by offering ENVIRONMENT® Papers—but even before that, their commitment to the environment began the day they opened their doors in 1873. Neenah’s FSC-certified Wisconsin-based paper mill is the first-ever mill to offer paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Neenah provides the FSC-certified Kraft paper that makes up Youth To The People’s recyclable boxes.

Physical Exfoliants That Are Safe for Your Skin and the Planet

With the launch of the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial, we introduced a new kind of exfoliation: dual-action and triple-powered from a combination of physical and enzymatic exfoliation, boosted by caffeine from Yerba Mate. With this facial, we created something good for your skin and safe for the planet—something that wouldn’t cause microtears in your skin or create pollution in the environment.

Small Changes, Big Impact. Join Us!

At YTTP, we think about our impact all year long. When we say that every day is Earth Day, it’s not just a tagline, but a way of thinking. So in planning what we wanted to do for Earth Day 2020 (which also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the holiday), we knew we wanted to go beyond excitement and education, and hopefully, play a part in triggering some real change.

Sustainable Clothing Manufacturer Upcycle Considers the Care of Both the Planet and Garment Workers

When creating our classic oversized plastic bottle crewneck, YTTP Studios turned to one of our partners in sustainability, Upcycle, a Los Angeles-based sustainable clothing manufacturer. Upcycle creates clothing out of recyclable materials already available, and their in-house knitting and dyeing processes use 40% less water and power than conventional methods. "The [manufacturing] process needed a makeover," says Tabitha Vogelsong, co-founder of Upcycle.

Self-Care is Caring for the Planet

How can you be the brightest light in somebody else’s life if you’re not feeling cared for yourself? But if we’re always putting just ourselves first, how can we also focus on caring for the community around us? If we’re only giving back to our individual selves, what damage are we creating to our environment along the way? What are we depleting for our own self-benefit?