When I first learned about Ashlee Piper and her book through a mutual friend, I was immediately smitten. A style-savvy, cruelty-free, snarky, smart-as-hell woman helping us all figure out how the hell to ACTUALLY live more sustainably? SIGN ME THE F UP.
Okay, the interview itself was super fun and informative, so just go listen (or stream from the player a few paragraphs down)— and now Imma tell you about Ashlee’s book because I’m a #FANGIRL.
At first, I bought the Kindle version of Ashlee’s book, Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. (and listened to some of the audiobook on a trip— thanks Nashville Public Library!)— but after realizing that A) this was a book I’d be continuing to reference for YEARS to come, and B) SO much thought went into making it a sustainably printed book— 100% recycled paper, nontoxic vegetable-based inks and printed in North America at a hydropowered printing facility— I knew I wanted the print version.
And y’all, the printed book is BEAUTIFUL, on top of being pull-off-the-shelf-every-week useful. I am seriously in awe of depth of research and work Ashlee went into for this book… it is incredibly thorough in every way— like her instructions on the best way to reuse or dispose of any scraps or materials used in every recipe.
Buy yourself a copy as a holiday gift to the earth, and you should proooobably also get a copy for any millennial on your gift-shopping list, duh.
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About Ashlee Piper
Ashlee Piper is a political strategist turned vegan and eco-lifestyle expert, writer, and TV personality whose work has been featured in/on GLAMOUR, Refinery29, Apartment Therapy,Design*Sponge, Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, The Chalkboard, Mind Body Green, NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX News, to name a few. (Reel here)
Her book on stylish, sustainable living, Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. (Running Press) debuted June 2018 and can be purchased here.
Piper is also a brand strategist and influencer for some of the world’s most ethical and innovative companies. Her clients and collaborations include: LUSH, Eileen Fisher, airbnb, Nissan, Home Chef, and The Humane Society of the United States.
Prior to dedicating herself to eco-evangelism, Piper was a political strategist and cabinet-level advisor to some of the country’s most high-profile politicians and governmental organizations. She holds a BA from Brown University, an MA from the University of Oxford, UK, and a degree in Holistic Health from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. Ashlee lives in Chicago, IL (Val’s addition — in this 100% secondhand-furnished fabulous apartment.)
Additional Resources + Stuff Mentioned on the Episode:
- @ashleepiper on Instagram
- Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
- Peep her “Little Black Book” of sustainable brands
- Sign up for Ashlee’s “Ethical Edit” email newsletter
- It’s Not Your Money by Tosha Silver
- Wayne Dyer
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, dramaaatic reading with orchestral accompaniment
- The Small One by Alex Walsh
- Sign up for my Mid-Week Magic weekly email including a song of the week, mantra of the week, and 5-minute challenge of the week!
- Misfit Manifestors website and Instagram — check it out, and thanks in advance for being an early follower/subscriber!
- As always, if I forgot anything from this list and you can’t find the link you want, just comment here, shoot me an email, or DM on the gram.
Podcast #49: Ashlee Piper on Giving a Sh*t: Sustainable & Cruelty-Free Living
November 14, 2019