Tag: sustainable

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 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…

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…

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…

Sud Duds: Jury’s still out on DIY laundry detergent

Hello! Thanks for taking a break from your daily Grit and Grind (#GoGrizz #GrizzNation) to explore my most recent trip down the slippery slope that is zero waste living. Also, free make up remover pads and homemade detergent to the person who can caption…

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 &…

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….

Zero Waste Alternative: Solar Powered Highway?

Uh what? You heard correctly, solar powered highway. I cannot stress enough how many creative thinkers and innovative engineers are coming together to accomplish amazing feats around the world. I want to make sure you hear about these positive steps toward a better future….

Zero Waste Alternative: Just Say No

Refuse.Refuse.Refuse. Before you hand over your credit card, ask if it’s possible to not print a customer receipt. Before you order a drink, ask for no straw or cocktail napkin if possible. Before your first item is swiped at the grocery store, ask for…

Zero Waste Alternative: Plastic Wrap

Day 2 of Plastic Free July and I want to give you tangible solutions to your daily battles with single-use plastics. Today, we talk plastic wrap and some really amazing alternatives. We use plastic wrap for all sorts of things; leftovers, leftovers… and mainly…

Zero Waste Isn’t My Job.

I work in an office. I work from 9 am until 5 pm and I sit at a chair and look at a computer for most of the day. I bought myself a bouncy ball that I can use as a chair to feel…

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