Category: Inspire

a quick guide to bulk shopping

So you want to shop more sustainably, good for you! I’m going to make this brief because contrary to popular belief- shopping in bulk is simple and exceptionally easy to integrate into your lifestyle. Check it out: before you go 1. Write your shopping…

The Art and Power of Expression

Our impact on the environment boils down to one thing: human behavior. I try my best to buy from socially and environmentally responsible vendors. I go out of my way to support companies that empower women and minorities. I even continue to support companies…

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…

Litterati: Zero Waste Trending

Litterati contains some of my most favorite things: puns, maps, data collection, Geospatial analysis, pattern observation, accountability and global connections. Add some animals on the platform and I’m sold (jk, the app is free). This app allows the user to photograph litter, tag it…

Zero Waste Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

“Zero waste meal planning” doesn’t always mean “zero meal, wasted planning”… although, I’ll admit sometimes it does end up that way. Here are a few tips and examples of how I’ve survived without plastic in the kitchen. Grocery Shopping List Black beans (byo container)…

Straws vs. the Disabled

That’s Potato. She was born without eyes and I love her. Get it? Cause Potatoes have those dimples called “eyes” but they can’t see? Good stuff. It’s not either/or. I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me about this topic and while…

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Alright team, here it is. A list of DIY laundry detergent recipes. Some I’ve tried, some I have not. I’ll let ya know as you read along…. Let’s start with some super hippie crunchy granola all-natural limited ingredient s(t)uds- POWDER: Washing Soda, Borax &…

PSA: please wash your reusable bags

I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Part of the reason disposables are so attractive to consumers is because they eliminate the need for cleaning. Great, cause I mean, who likes cleaning? If you’re looking to make the leap to reusable items, please know…

The War on Straws: what does a ban mean?

Starbucks has pledged to be plastic straw-free by 2020. I’ve heard it all to the familiar pessimistic beat of the 21st Century; “too little too late” “this win will distract people from the larger issue at hand” “straws don’t even make up that much…

UPCYCLE: Creative Reuse Center

UPCYCLE. This place is heaven on earth. Teachers. I may not be able to provide you the yearly salary you deserve or one that will afford you basic supplies like… pencils. BUT I can point you in the direction of this lovely reuse store….

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