Fashion is a big part of our culture, but it’s taking a toll on the environment. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it can take up to 3,781 liters of water just to make a single pair of jeans, taking into account the production until the final delivery of the product. And it’s not just the waste of water, other factors are having … Continue reading 10 Tips to Green-up your Closet
As the quarantine and my daily blog draw to a close, I figured now is a good time for reflection. Summer is just now starting to begin and it was a long spring cooped up indoors. I’m sure we all have cabin fever and we’re all ready to get out of the house, but the pandemic is far from over. 2020 has been a difficult … Continue reading Day 98: Time for Reflection
One of the greatest things about living in the Midwest is camping, floating, and just dipping your toes in the creek. There’s nothing more refreshing than that cold spring water on a hot summer day. Summer is not quite here yet but that’s not going to stop me from getting on the river. It’s my favorite thing to do. And my first camping trip of … Continue reading Day 82: First Camping Trip of the Season
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 we can rethink the importance of weeds and come up with … Continue reading Day 66: Change your Perspective about Weeds
Pesticides are not new. They include a wide range of compounds like fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc. They grew in popularity in the 1960s and have been commonly used in households since despite numerous reports of their negative impact on the environment and our health. Though they can control harmful pests and yield better crops, the disadvantages of pesticides far outweigh any benefit. The World Health … Continue reading QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!
I’ve been watching The Walking Dead a lot lately and it’s got me wondering: would I survive an apocalypse? If I had to survive off the land, could I? If another depression hit, would I make it through? I’ve owned the book “Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century” for years and I’m only just now starting to read it. I’m always saying I wish had … Continue reading Day 57: Would you survive an apocalyptic world? 20 Questions
Every April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day, a holiday dedicated to environmental protection and awareness. This Earth Day is especially significant on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve seen what just a short pause in human activity can do for the planet. Here are just some of the positive impacts this pandemic has had on the environment according to the Evening Standard: Cleaner air has … Continue reading Day 39: How has this pandemic helped the planet?
Being under quarantine does not mean you have to stay cooped up indoors (unless you’re feeling sick). You can still go out and practice safe social distancing and what better place to do it than the woods, the lake, or the park. I have the great privilege of living in the Midwest and it’s absolutely beautiful. The roommate and I decided to go mushroom hunting. … Continue reading Day 12: Get out and enjoy nature.
It’s easy to fall into a pit of despair among all the chaos, sadness, and uncertainty, but keeping a positive mindset is not only good for you and your health, it’s good for those around you, too. If we’re going to spread anything during this time of caution, it should be positivity. Today I’m grateful that spring is here. What better time to be stuck … Continue reading Day 10: Spring is Here! (and other reasons to be thankful)
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 live the greenest life possible. Someday I’d like to even have my own upcycling business that focuses on reusing items, but this will take a lot of work. In the meantime, I’ll just focus on … Continue reading My Top 10 Resolutions for Green Living in 2020