Category: Sustainable Lifestyle

zero waste month: take two

Last year for my birthday I celebrated by collecting every piece of trash I produced during the month of June and put it in a fancy 16oz pasta sauce jar (sans the sauce). This year, I upped the stakes and I traded in my…

greenwashing in the age of environmentalism

My spell check is telling me that “greenwashing” is not a word. So naturally I went online and double-checked that, it is, in fact referred to as “greenwashing”, one word. What I just did is a fancy thing millennials like to call “fact checking”….

LEED Certification

According to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving…

happy blog-iversary to me!

One year ago today I started writing about bamboo toothbrushes. No one really asked me to and I’m not entirely sure what prompted me to go down that very specific rabbit hole-but I’m sure glad I did. It’s been one year and I’ve covered…

Secondhand Fashion in the DC Area

You’ve probably been hearing the term “fast fashion” buzzing around your social media and news outlets lately but what is it and why is it harmful? One of my favorite blogs, The Good Trade, states that โ€œFast fashion utilizes trend replication, rapid production, and…

5 Simple Steps that WILL Save the Planet!

Does it sound too good to be true? That’s cause it is! Now hold up! This is an inclusive blog that encourages people to take small steps in an effort to live more sustainably, what’s with the Onion-esque article title? Hear me out- have…

5 podcasts to inspire sustainable lifestyles

1.The Minimalists Live a more meaningful life with less. Enjoywhere to watch: Apple Podcasts – Google Podcasts – Spotify – Stitcher 2.Costing the Earth This podcast by BBC Radio 4 is about human’s effect on the environment and how the environment reacts. The hosts…

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…

Does it bring you joy? Marie Kondo and the “throw away society”

After watching the first episode, I couldn’t help but notice that the series didn’t address one of the biggest issues that zero wasters have with tidying up and why we find it so difficult: where do all of our discarded items go? How can we prevent them from going to waste? And how can I be a responsible steward to items that no longer bring me joy?

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