April 22 is Earth Day but how we commemorate the occasion shouldn’t be a once a year thing. This year I’ve teamed up with Ice River Green Bottle Co to challenge you to make some sustainable changes to how you live. When people said green plastics were unusable, Ice River Green Bottle Co said “challenge… Continue reading Earth Day Challenge with Ice River Green Bottle Co
A few months ago, I got to test out Neatly, an eco-friendly multi-purpose cleaner. It comes as a concentrated jelly that you drop into warm water and - voila! - you’ve got a cleaner that will work on wood, ceramic, appliances, marble, granite, glass, quartz, plastic, and leather. It comes in a beautiful recyclable box… Continue reading Neatly: a sustainable way to clean
If you’ve ever looked into how you can reduce your carbon footprint you’ve likely heard time and again that the best way to do this is to reduce how much meat you consume. But what if you don’t want to? Can you still include meat in your diet sustainably? I stopped eating meat almost 2… Continue reading Sustainable Meat
Do you compost? We have a bin for green waste picked up by our city, but we also compost in our basement. Using layered buckets and mail ordered worms, my husband built us a vermicomposter. Why is composting important? Doesn’t food waste just decompose wherever it ends up? NO! Food waste that ends up in… Continue reading Sustainable Kitchen: vermicomposting
We may very well have a green Christmas, as the snow has been sparse and fleeting this year (I just jinxed it - we’re getting 100 feet of snow in January), but we can also try to have an ecologically green holiday season too. Tips for a Green Christmas 1. Choose reusable or recyclable wrapping… Continue reading A ‘Green’ Christmas
We started making small changes on our journey to zero-waste and have already noticed big changes. Here are some tips on how to start living more sustainably.