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The holiday season is a great time of year to let your crafty side go wild and make all your gifts! Homemade gifts can range from the super complex to the last minute emergency gifts you whip up the night before. If you are wanting to give thoughtful gifts this Christmas, making something yourself is a great place to start! Something homemade can carry a lot more love and meaning than many of the gifts under the tree. These gifts will also cost a lot less to make yourself tha
The New Year is a great time to start fresh. What better thing to do this coming year than to help the planet! If you're just starting out on your zero waste journey or only recently started thinking about how sustainable your lifestyle is, then these ideas are for you. Resolutions are extremely personal and need to be something your are motivated and dedicated to actually see through. Don't feel pressured to choose one on this list if you're not inspired, maybe you even need
It’s been a while since I’ve set a really hard New Year’s resolution for myself. In 2015 I started out on my zero waste journey with a resolution to weigh my trash every month, which lead me to where I am today as a zero waste blogger. But I seem to have plateaued in my personal growth lately when it comes to my trash output. They say that 80% of the results come from 20% of the work, and then the last 20% of the results take 80% of the work. I think that’s where I am at now!
For those of you that are ready to take your zero waste game to the next level, New Year is a great time to fully commit. Setting a resolution for the year can lead to these practices being followed well beyond the end of December. I actually got started living zero waste by making a New Year's Resolution in 2015! New Year's Resolutions There are so many different ways to reduce your waste, both big and small. If you're up for a big challenge though and ready to push yourself
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the usual plastic hearts and cartoon themed love cards come in truck loads and fill up every grocery store counter. And, you guessed it, most of the traditional Valentine's Day gifts are all plastic based and disposable. That means that while you are saying "I love you" to your significant other, you're saying "**** you" to the planet. That's a little hypocritical if I do say so myself. So this year, consider some alternatives to
Ready to take on a more sustainable lifestyle this New Year's? Looking for ways to minimize your impact on the planet? This year make changes that will help both you and the earth! To get you started, I've compiled a list of some potential resolutions for you to choose from. Remember that when choosing a resolution, you want to think about what is a reasonable goal given where you are now. Some of these may seem easy, but others may be quite challenging! You can obviously ada
Before I jump into the break down of my trash jar this month, I just have to say that not a single piece of Halloween candy is in there. Not one! As a huge fan of KitKats and Reece's Peanut butter Cups, I'm pretty proud of myself for resisting the temptation of consuming any. Instead, I bought some chocolate malt balls in bulk and ate those instead :) I produced 2.4 ounces of trash last month. Here's what was in my trash jar: 1 lightbulb 1 name tag 1 Scotch-Brite wrapper 1 Xf
Thanksgiving usually comes with a lot of things - too much food, family, arguments, holiday cheer, and shopping. Now most of these are quite easy to do zero waste (nothing quite as zero waste as family time!) but shopping for Christmas gifts or holiday gifts can present quite a challenge. And it all starts with Black Friday. To be honest, I have gone to Black Friday with my family for as long as I can remember. And I went this year too. but before you yell "Consumerism!" and