Tag: sustainable

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…

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…

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…

Paul Hawken: DRAWDOWN

Last night, I got to meet one of my all-time heroes. Paul Hawken is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, DRAWDOWN: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. In this book, he and his colleagues outline solutions being…

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 Hospitals (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…

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)…

Bidet Mate!

Hello lovely humans! It’s been a busy and stressful week. I have one word that touches on every emotion I felt the past 7 days: S.H.I.T. Butt not for the reasons you may assume. nailed it. I treated myself to an adorable bidet from…

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