Tag Archives: Zero Waste

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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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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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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Baby Bottoms and Landfill Diapers (Revisited)

I just finished filming a video on my new diaper stash today. Then I sit down to discover that this was also the topic of today’s eco-challenge revisit. Last year, I made resolutions to use cloth diaper wipes and to … Continue reading

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April 2017’s Eco-Challenge!

Last year, I launched this blog around Earth Day and began with a 30 Day Eco-Challenge. I’d like to continue the tradition. I think it’s important to shake things up a bit every once in awhile because it’s easy to slip … Continue reading

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Meal Planning for Less Waste

Americans throw away a lot of food. Part of this is due to impulse purchases but also loosing items in cavernous refrigerators for weeks at a time. By the time you find the avocado in the back, it’s too late! … Continue reading

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Waste-Free Fashion?

I’ve never been what you’d call “trendy”. This year, I’ve begun building “capsule wardrobes” and learning to make fabulous outfits with fewer clothing articles. This has drastically increased my fashion savvy (I finally learned what a “cardigan” was!). The thing … Continue reading

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Making My “Habit” Low Waste

I have a caffeine addiction. Not the slightly jittery but still productive cute caffeine addiction that many of us enjoy, either. But that is beside the point. The point is, my habit could undermine my attempt to go zero waste. … Continue reading

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Channeling Ms. Fixit

I’m a passable seamstress. While my creative expletives over sewing machines are rarely child-appropriate, I can mend a pair of pants until the fabric gives up the ghost. This willingness to mend has saved us a ton of money and … Continue reading

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