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The minimalist and Zero Waste movements intersect from the start. Béa Johnson, in her book: The Zero Waste Home, introduces the hierarchy of Zero Waste, known as the 5 R’s. The first two: “Refuse what you do not need” and … Continue reading

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What is Zero Waste?

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. – Ancient Proverb If you’re anything like me, you know that you care for the environment and you’ve known this for a long time. In that time, you … Continue reading

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My “To-Go” Kit (Revisited)

Last year, I was quite excited over creating a zero waste “to-go” kit. I’ll include pictures here: It seemed quite classy, in my opinion, and I was impressed with myself. However, reality has sunk in. I’m not in college anymore … Continue reading

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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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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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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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