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”
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”
5 Ways to Upcycle Cassette Tapes
I’ve inherited a few boxes of cassette tapes, and now I’m brainstorming ways to upcycle them. To do these projects, I first needed to do some research. First, I checked to see if there was any value at all in these cassette tapes and found that some can actually be sold depending on the bandContinue reading “5 Ways to Upcycle Cassette Tapes”
10 Tips for a Greener Closet
Nearly 92 million tons of textile waste ends up in a landfill each year. What’s worse is the fashion industry accounts for roughly 10% of global carbon emissions. Fast fashion encourages low cost clothing and new styles weekly resulting in mass overproduction. I had no idea the clothing crisis was so bad. It’s changed the way IContinue reading “10 Tips for a Greener Closet”
10 Tips for a Greener Christmas
It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of eating, a lot of giving, and unfortunately, a lot of waste. I’ve never been a fan of the consumerism and over-indulgence of the holiday season, but I am getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I’veContinue reading “10 Tips for a Greener Christmas”