Category Archives: Eco-Challenges

Clothing Kids Zero Waste Style (Revisited)

A year ago, I figured I could buy all my kids clothes and shoes (minus socks and underwear) from a local used kids’ clothing store called the Lilly Bean.   I’ve been doing pretty well. This store is still my … Continue reading

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My Vegan Motivation (Day 7)

OK, big shocker, guys: my main motivation for going vegan is the … environmental impact that the meat and dairy industry has on our planet. I’ll give y’all a moment to recover from all that surprise. Seriously, though. Every vegan … Continue reading

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Composting (Revisited)

It’s almost been a year since we set up a composting system (three bin) in our new backyard. We haven’t turned the piles yet, as the snow keeps coming, but I’m sure the process was halted with winter. We keep … Continue reading

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My Vegan and Zero Waste Toiletries (Day 6)

For those of you just tuning in, every April I like to re-evaluate my business-as-usual with an eye to going greener. This year, I’m shaking it up with a 30-Day Vegan Challenge. I don’t just want to be vegan for … Continue reading

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IBS & Failing at Veganism (Day 5)

No matter the motivation behind going vegan, one generally expects a slew of health benefits. Not only are the leading causes of death in developed nations scientifically linked to diets high in animal products, but personal anecdotes abound that credit … Continue reading

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Drinks to Go (Revisited)

How did my beverage ambitions hold up over the course of a year? Last year, as part of the April Eco-Challenge 2016, I attempted to get as zero waste as I could in one month’s time. I was ignorant enough … Continue reading

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Cron-O-Meter and the New Vegan (Day 4)

There’s essentially two paths you can take regarding nutrition education. You can either (1) remain completely ignorant about what you should eat to maintain good health or (2) you can study nutrition long enough to feel completely confused and ignorant … Continue reading

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DIY Deodorant (and Toothpaste!)

Current Favorite Recipe 1/4 cup coconut oil (or equal parts for bigger batches) 1/4 cup baking soda (or equal parts for bigger batches) Optional: Essential Oils (Please use high grade essential oils and stay away from brands that give the … Continue reading

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Day 3. Cheap, Lazy Vegan.

I’m not just cheap, I’m also lazy. Which is probably why I enjoy the work by the youtuber Cheap Lazy Vegan. You see, most recipes are a turn off. If there are too many steps to a process, too many … Continue reading

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Aaachooo! Cloth Tissue? (Revisited)

My mother was visiting recently and she was going to stay for a week. My husband teased me about getting “fancy guest tissues” when I bought a box of disposables in anticipation for her visit. She’d come from Belgium to … Continue reading

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