Month: August 2018

Zero Waste- Laundry Swaps

Dryer Sheets We use dryer sheets once and then we toss them in the trash. It’s not the most sustainable method but it’s the one we’re used to. We don’t have to settle. I’ve switched to wool dryer balls and add in essential oils…

Zero Waste- Kitchen Swaps

Aluminum Foil Aluminum foil is awesome. Unfortunately, we can’t reuse it because of the ways we typically use it (ie. food prep, fire…). I guess you can recycle it if you’re wearing it as a hat. Luckily for us, it’s 2018 and we can…

Office Trash Talk: removing trash cans from individual offices changed Etsy’s culture

Etsy is an E-Commerce Company focused on handmade or vintage items. The site connects people to artisans all over the world. In fact, many of my zero waste contacts are shop owners on Etsy! Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn, NY has been free of individual…

Zero Waste- Bathroom Swaps

Toilet Paper Instead of bleached TP made from beautiful trees and then ultimately wrapped in layers of plastic… Try Bamboo or Recycled TP! Who Gives A Crap? Seventh Generation *this is not bleached and made from 100% recycled materials, however it does come wrapped…

Today, I got in an argument.

Today I got in an argument. It was over before I even realized one of us was fighting with the other. A man almost 3X my age sent me a link to a news story titled “This is the New Face of the Democrat…

“Hothouse Earth”- Cutting Greenhouse Gases is Not Enough

What does it mean to enter a “Hothouse Earth” state? We are currently hurtling toward a tipping point of irreversible damage to our planet. A “Hothouse Earth” state occurs when global temperatures reach 7 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (4 to 5 degrees Celsius) higher…

Inova Health System Removes Single Use Plastics from 5 Major Northern VA Hospitals

I’m not sure why I haven’t seen more talk about this monumental move by Inova HospitalsΒ (the other article can be found here). But then I start to talk about it and I hear people pumping the breaks. I hear them say things like “a…

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