About jessica

A New England native, Jessica moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to write for LuxEco Living Magazine, eager to learn and share her knowledge of healthy living with a broad audience. She is a LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant and the LEL VOICES Editor and is always looking for new authors to discover and share with her readers. Her professional background includes years of publishing in several newspapers and magazines in Newport, RI and Boston, MA in addition to an online travel magazine and a Los Angeles-based nightlife magazine. Jessica also has experience with new and social media, marketing, public relations and copy editing. In addition to writing, her love for photography has stemmed into learning new ways to shoot and edit video as a visual means for storytelling. She loves to travel and stay active running, doing yoga, playing soccer and doing almost anything outdoors. She also enjoys writing about new experiences, sharing things she's learned, and engaging people in important issues that impact our daily lives. As a member of the LuxEco Living team, Jessica is proud to be part of an inspiring, positive movement towards a community of healthy, sustainable living.
Website: http://jessicaeborges.com
jessica has written 14 articles so far, you can find them below.


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Cleaning Doesn’t Have to be Toxic

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
I recently moved into a new apartment, and with that came a massive scrub down of both old digs and new. My roommates and I spent hours cleaning the old place after moving everything out, but the products we used were hardly eco or health-friendly. When scrubbing the Comet-filled bathroom tub, the smell was so overwhelming that I nearly passed out. While cleaning bathrooms isn’t normally an enjoyable task, it doesn’t have to be one that puts people’s health and safety at risk.

Art

Finding Mabel: A Look at Argentina’s “Dirty War”

A Documentary of Argentina’s Dirty War as Seen Through the Life of One “Disappeared” In the years of Argentina’s last military dictatorship, the country suffered from a counterinsurgency campaign that targeted real or imagined subversives. Thousands of labor leaders, workers, clergymen, human rights advocates, scientists, doctors and political party leaders became known as the “Disappeared” […]

Fitness and Exercise

Fitness Gone Green

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
The start of a new year beings motivation to do bigger and better things than the previous year. If improving fitness is one of your resolutions, why not hit a gym that not only helps you shed pounds but also helps the environment? Green gyms and fitness centers are proliferating as we become more conscious of how the health of the planet relates to their own health.

Lifestyle

A Greener Way to Have a Christmas Tree

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
There is so much joy in bringing home a Christmas tree each year to mark the beginning of the holiday season. But there is a distinct sadness that comes with the sight of those trees discarded on sidewalks after the New Year begins. What if there was a way to enjoy having a live Christmas tree that you didn’t have to throw out only weeks later?

Habitat

Robot Trash Cans Do The Dirty Work For A Clean Environment

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant

We can all thank the sun for making trash disposal a more eco-friendly task; and while we’re at it, we can also thank the creators of BigBelly Solar Trash Cans. These solar powered beefy looking trash cans are sprouting up on street corners in several metropolitan areas with goals of being more cost, time and energy efficient.

Fitness and Exercise

Electric Bikes Save the Earth and Save You Green

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
MyBike is an electric bicycle retailer based in Boston, MA that provides an alternative mode of transportation that reduces individuals’ carbon footprints, as well as the stress and hassle of sitting in traffic. With motor vehicles as the single biggest source of air pollution it’s about time we find less abrasive ways to get around.

Food

The Hidden Dangers in Soy

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
As I sit in a cozy coffee shop with the soy latte I was once enjoying, I suddenly wish I had opted for skim milk instead. With my laptop fired up, I stumble upon a website revealing the numerous dangers of what most deem to be a healthy part of one’s diet: soy. Praised for its reputation as a good source of protein while being low in saturated fats, soy is a popular choice for many. What the soy latte orderers of the world aren’t aware of, are the many underlying health risks that come with heavy or long-term use of this popular coffee supplement.

Art

Trying on Zero Waste Fashion

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
Fashion design is an art, and just like other art forms such as writing, cooking, and painting, you need to scrap the first drafts and unruly pieces before producing your masterpiece. But with these scraps come a never-ending contribution to landfills and further pollution to our environment. This awareness has fueled designers in the fashion industry to attempt “zero waste fashion.”

Lifestyle

Part 2: Laura Turner Seydel Reveals her Body Burden Results

Tune into Part 2 of Laura Turner Seydel’s interview with Nancy Chuda, co-founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World. In today’s interview, we learn about the results of Laura’s body burden test. Even Laura, who lives a lifestyle committed to health and environmental wellbeing, found that she had several toxic chemicals in her body. Imagine how many chemicals would be found in the average person’s body!

Lifestyle

PART 1: Laura Turner Seydel Visits the Green Home Under the H

Nancy Chuda, co-founder of LuxEcoLiving.com and Healthy Child Healthy World, proudly introduces LuxEco Living TV! Our first guest is Laura Turner Seydel, a wonderful mother, eco-advocate and the daughter of CNN’s Ted Turner. Check out the interview to hear Laura share her insight and passion for an eco-conscious world, free from chemicals and toxins.

Global Citizenry

The Great Green Wall vs. the Great Sahara Desert

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
Move over Great Wall of China, the Great Green Wall is coming and it’s much more colorful and eco-friendly. In an effort to subdue the advancing Sahara Desert and lessen drought in Africa, the Great Green Wall will consist of a band of trees over 4,000 miles long and nine miles wide.

Food

Fast Food Gone Green?

As victims of busy schedules, we are easily seduced by the drive-thru lines of fast food traps that promise quick service for low cost and oftentimes, low-quality food. We’ve seen their brightly colored signs along freeways, tempting our growling stomachs, but why should we have to sacrifice quality and health in the interest of saving time and money? Many fast food chains have caught on and are modifying their business initiatives to promote healthier and more eco-friendly practices.

Food

Former McDonald’s Execs Building Healthy Fast Food Chain

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Imagine walking into a fast-food restaurant with a menu sans greasy cheeseburgers, replaced by roasted chicken wraps and pork-and-sweet potato kabobs. Two former McDonald’s executives are brainstorming a new restaurant concept for a healthy and environmentally conscious alternative to fast food, tentatively called Stephanie’s. With plans to open its doors in […]

Fashion

Eco-Fashion Trends Over the Years

by Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant As you’re staring blankly into your “so last year” closet full of drab clothing that you just can’t bear to don again this summer, why not make some wardrobe changes that make both you and the earth look good? Over the years, eco-conscious clothing has seen its ups and downs. […]

Meet the LuxEco Team and Advocates

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Nancy Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
James Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
Bethany Colson, Consulting Editor of LuxEco Living and Beauty Expert
Christopher David Kaufman, Marketing Director of LuxEco Living
Brooke Rewa, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Bradlee Gold, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Derin Richardson, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lauren O'Neill, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Hannah Canvasser, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Basil Vernon, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Michelle Dennis, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Bernadette Bowman, LuxEco Advocate and Comedienne who writes the Life Goes Retrograde
F.R.E.E. Will, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the In The Spice Cabinet series
Mary Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the Resplendent Repurposing series
Will Lana, Vice President of Trillium Asset Managment and LuxEco Advocate
Molly Rovero, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Leslie Harris, Interior Designer, Leslie Harris Interior Design and LuxEco Advocate
Kerin Van Hoosear, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of Kerin's Seasonal Cooking series
Kammie Daniels, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lisa Adams, Designer and CEO of LA Closet Design and LuxEco Advocate
Sahar Ghaffari, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Joanna Bateman, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dr. Harvey Karp, Pediatrician and Child Development Specialist and Creator of "The Happiest Baby on the Block” and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” book and DVD series World and LuxEco Advocate
Florence "Flip" Ross, LuxEco Advocate
Nina Montee Karp, Executive Producer & Director The Path of Wellness & Healing and LuxEco Advocate
Emily Lynne Ion, LuxEco Advocate
Molly Cimikoski, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lush Huxley, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director/CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Zhenya Gershman, Artist and LuxEco Advocate
Anna Getty, Author and LuxEco Advocate
Christopher Gavigan, Board Member and Former Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Lewis Perkins, Founder of Women Are Saving The World Now and LuxEco Advocate
Francine LeFrak, Founder of Same Sky and LuxEco Advocate
Interested in contributing with our LuxEco Advocate program? We are looking for experts, researchers, academics, activists and everyday people who want to join our cause to make the world a safer, healthier place for all of and nature to flourish in, in harmony! Email the Manager Editor, Bethany Colson