Every year I host a clothing swap party. This year’s party was a huge success thanks to the wonderful ladies who contributed. I do this every year with the hopes of raising awareness to textile waste and the dangers of fast fashion and consumerism. Clothing swap parties are a great way to not only purgeContinue reading “Clothing Swap Party 2.0”
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Green Lawn Care
As spring approaches and the weather warms, I’m seeing more and more people in their lawns. Lawn care is a hot topic in the eco-friendly community. When is it too early to mow? Are pesticides killing bees? Are lawns harmful to the environment? Should they be replaced with native plants? As I get ready forContinue reading “Green Lawn Care”
Changing my Perspective about Weeds
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of organic gardening and reasons why we should avoid herbicides and insecticides. We can take it a step beyond that and learn to appreciate weeds. Now, nobody wants a weed growing in their garden, taking up space and depleting nutrients from your vegetables and herbs, but weContinue reading “Changing my Perspective about Weeds”
Happy Earth Day!
Today is April 22nd, and you know what that means, it’s Earth Day! Happy Earth Day. Here’s some history about this special holiday. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a way to celebrate and protect the planet. The holiday brings awareness to environmentalism and the many ways we can protect our planet. HereContinue reading “Happy Earth Day!”
Best Practices for a Greener Life
With the every-growing threat of climate change constantly in the news, many people (myself included) have started asking “what can I do to reduce my carbon footprint?” There is a ton of advice, blogs, and articles all about living a greener life, and much of the advice can be summed up in a simple phraseContinue reading “Best Practices for a Greener Life”
Is Plastic Recycling a Scam?
There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding the recycling system in the United States. And the biggest culprit of all is plastic. Plastic can be found everywhere on Earth – at the bottom of the ocean all the way to the Amazon rainforest. And the problem is only getting worse. With no good methodContinue reading “Is Plastic Recycling a Scam?”
Why isn’t more glass getting recycled?
I’m on a mission to live my greenest life possible, and currently, I’m researching our recycling system with the hopes of improving it. I was pleased to learn that nearly 70% of paper and cardboard gets recycled, but the number is not so good for glass. What’s wrong with the glass recycling system and howContinue reading “Why isn’t more glass getting recycled?”
10 Unrecyclable Paper Products and What to Do with Them
Have you ever heard of the term “wish-cycling”? It’s when a person puts an item that cannot be recycled in the recycling bin with the hopes that it’ll magically end up recycled anyways. Some examples might include pizza boxes (with food on them), paper cups, or plastic bags. Putting items in the recycling bin whenContinue reading “10 Unrecyclable Paper Products and What to Do with Them”
Ten Tips for Reducing Paper Waste
I’m on a mission to live my greenest life possible. So far in my journey, I’ve done some fun projects and changed several lifestyle habits to reduce my waste such as opting for reusable items instead of disposable ones and avoiding plastics in general. Now, I’m focusing on paper. How much paper gets recycled inContinue reading “Ten Tips for Reducing Paper Waste”
How to Make a Cassette Tape Lamp
After I saw this super cute cassette tape centerpiece on Etsy, I decided to make my own using the spare cassette tapes leftover from the estate sale. This is one of the easiest upcycling projects I’ve done. All you need is eight cassette tapes, hot glue gun, and your choice of lighting. I prefer battery-poweredContinue reading “How to Make a Cassette Tape Lamp”