This question is based on a stereotype, and like many stereotypes it’s not entirely true, but exists for a reason. I would even extend this question to Republicans and Christians. Why? Because having interacted with conservatives, Republicans, and Christians my entire life, I’ve noticed a prevailing attitude of contempt toward environmentalism and any attempt to take care of the planet, and I wasn’t sure why … Continue reading Do conservatives hate the environment?
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
I don’t know why it’s difficult for people to know when something is harmful or not. I don’t understand why people think they need a book of ethics, a religion, or some kind of preset moral guide to know right from wrong. It’s not that hard. Just ask yourself these questions: Is what I’m about to do/say potentially harmful? Am I contributing positivity or spreading … Continue reading Day 85: It’s not that hard to know right from wrong.
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
If you’ve got some time to kill why not update your bucket lists. A bucket list is a list of experiences or achievements a person hopes to accomplish someday. It could be places to travel, fun experiences, life goals, or any number of things. I have a US travel bucket list posted here: https://thathippielookingchick.com/2019/04/13/my-u-s-travel-bucket-list/ What’s on your bucket list? Here are some category ideas to … Continue reading Day 32: Need a Time Filler? Make a Bucket List.
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.
Things are different. Life is weird. Everything’s changed. But some things have changed for the better. Since I haven’t been going out like I used to on account of the quarantine, I’ve noticed a number of positive benefits: I’m no longer eating out. I’m cooking more. I’ve started playing my musical instruments again. I’m spending less money going out. I’m drinking less. I’m exercising more. … Continue reading Day 18: How has quarantine affected your life positively?
We’re officially one week into quarantine which means it’s time for me to post my first quarantine challenge. And I challenge my friends with the space and the tools to start a garden this year. Gardening has a ton of benefits and we’re right at the start of spring, so this is perfect timing. Not to mention for those who are worried about being stocked … Continue reading QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #1: Start a Garden!