Category: Sustainable Lifestyle

The Exciting World of Eating Eco

“I’d be a vegetarian, I just can’t go without my fish tacos man- those are my lifeblood,” –An Acquaintance’s Drunk Uncle at a barbeque. “You know as a vegan we can’t drink that, they fine it with bone char,” -Much “better” vegan than myself…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience

In Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, we were asked to re-evaluate our relationship with the space and items in our homes. In the show, the organizational guru travels across the United States helping families de-clutter and reorganize their homes. But this isn’t any…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Papers

The 4 R’s of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle REFUSE Step 1: Stop the Madness Remove your name from mailing lists through DMA Choice– due to high demand there is now a $2 processing fee to have your name removed (yes it is…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Books

The 4 R’s of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Refuse Step #1: someone standing on the corner handing out free books? You probably don’t need it. Books are tough for a lot of people because they are tangible sources of knowledge, creativity and…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Komono

First I want to explain what exactly “komono” means. Contrary to what I initially thought while watching the show, komono does not mean “everything else that is not paper, clothing, books, or sentimental items”. Komono is the wildcard category that most people have a…

Upcycle Old Jeans

Explore some of these DIY projects to upcycle old jeans! Simple Chic Bag Hair Bows A WHALE Wine Bag Need even more ideas? Levis Strauss has come up with some fun and interesting ways to re-imagine your jeans

Upcyle Underwear

Compost: if you purchase 100% cotton underwear then just cut the tags, the elastic waistband, and then cut up the natural material into smaller squares so it can breakdown faster in the bin Cleaning rags from softer material or scrubbies from harsher material Stuffing:…

Upcycle Old Bras

How to Prolong the Life of your Bra Before you recycle or upcycle your bras, make sure you’re caring for them properly to get the most out of your undergarment. Get the tips here! How to Recycle Gently Used Bras The Bra Recyclers take…

Upcycle Old Socks

Dryer Balls Cleaning Rag Potpourri Find small items Sock Bun

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Clothing

The 4 R’s of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle REFUSE I have to get this out of my system before I get too far into this: only buy what you need and what will outlast fads, borrow from friends or family, buy secondhand…

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