Zero Waste Challenge Day 4: Coffee

Now that I’ve cut back on plastic straws and water bottles, it’s time to focus on other ways to reduce waste and opt for reusable options. I recently bought this adorable reusable coffee mug from one of my favorite local coffee shops. I was so sad during Covid when I wasn’t able to bring myContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 4: Coffee”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 3: Water Bottles

While we’re on the topic of swapping out single use for reusable, let’s not forget about water bottles. It’s estimated that roughly 80% of water bottles end up in a landfill where they’ll take nearly 1,000 years to degrade. Currently, there’s no good method for recycling all these single-use plastics which is why they ultimatelyContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 3: Water Bottles”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 2: No More Plastic Straws!

The next step in the Zero Waste Challenge focuses on simple swaps from single use to reusable. And the first swap I’m going to try is making the switch to reusable straws instead of plastic ones. Plastic straws pose a number of environmental hazards; they’re not biodegradable, they’re difficult to recycle, they’re small so canContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 2: No More Plastic Straws!”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 1: Buy Less

Sometimes I feel very alone in my pursuit of green living, but turns out there’s a whole community of people out there eager to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. I’ve recently encountered a blog called “Going Zero Waste” by Kathryn Kellogg, and she has a 31 day challenge to greener living. Since I’m on theContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 1: Buy Less”

Six Ways to Reduce your Dependence on Plastics

Plastic is everywhere! And of all the plastic produced, less than 10% is recovered for recycling. It may be convenient and useful, but our dependence on the non-degradable product is causing problems for the environment. With nowhere to go after use, it piles up in the landfills, but doesn’t always stay there often ending upContinue reading “Six Ways to Reduce your Dependence on Plastics”

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Things (without causing environmental harm)

I believe minimalism is the key to living a greener life. The accumulation of junk makes it harder to scale back and focus on what’s really important. Decluttering and purging one’s home might seem like a daunting task in the beginning, but once you start, it’s hard to stop. So then where do you start?Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Things (without causing environmental harm)”

Living a Greener Life Step 2: R-E-D-U-C-E (less is more)

The first R in my 10 step challenge for living a greener life is REMOVE. Removing clutter from your home and getting more organized will give you the firm foundation needed to simplify your life and pursue green living. You can also remove environmentally harmful products from your home in the process. What’s the bestContinue reading “Living a Greener Life Step 2: R-E-D-U-C-E (less is more)”

5 Products to Remove from your Home for a Greener Life

I believe the foundation for a green life is minimalism. I encourage as many people as I can to purge their home of unnecessary items. However, it’s not just stuff we need to purge, but also products that harm the environment. Here is a list of items to remove from your home if you’d likeContinue reading “5 Products to Remove from your Home for a Greener Life”

8 Practical Ways to Upcycle Old Clothes

The biggest obstacle I’ve encountered while trying to upcycle is finding a balance between time spent making a project with how much it’s worth. There are plenty of things I can do with old clothes, for instance, but I found many of the projects to be time-consuming, expensive, or just plain trashy-looking. I don’t sayContinue reading “8 Practical Ways to Upcycle Old Clothes”

9 Tips to Green-up your Closet

I’m going to host a clothing swap party soon (Covid permitting). And not just as an excuse to sip wine with my girls, but also because clothing swap parties offer two of my favorite activities: decluttering and getting free stuff. Once a year, I try to go through my closet and pull out the itemsContinue reading “9 Tips to Green-up your Closet”