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”

Green Living Goals for the New Year

Happy New Year! I’m stoked for 2022. The last two years have been turbulent to say the least, but I’m trying to remain optimistic. I make resolutions every year and for the most part I’ve been able to stick to them. This year is especially important to me because I’m on a quest to liveContinue reading “Green Living Goals for the New Year”

Happy Winter Solstice. Is it time for a purge?

Happy Winter Solstice! Around this time last year I went on my first winter float. Winter floats are different from summer floats because it’s cold, of course, and there’s an element of danger knowing if you flip, you better get out of that water quick! But there’s also something about how quiet and peaceful theContinue reading “Happy Winter Solstice. Is it time for a purge?”

Three Lifestyle Changes that will Reduce your Carbon Footprint

There are a lot of little changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint, but what about the big changes? What contributes the most to climate change and what can the average person do to lower their impact on the environment? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon emissions from heat production, industry, transportation,Continue reading “Three Lifestyle Changes that will Reduce your Carbon Footprint”

Living a Greener Life Step 1: R-E-M-O-V-E (embracing minimalism)

“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.” – Douglas Horton  I believe the foundation of green living is minimalism. Before you can start recycling, reducing, and reusing, you should first remove unwanted items from your home. Purging your home of items you no longer want will not only give you peace ofContinue reading “Living a Greener Life Step 1: R-E-M-O-V-E (embracing minimalism)”