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
Tag: Zero Waste Journey
Neatly: a sustainable way to clean
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
Apple Season: Apple Butter
Apple butter. Not exactly butter, it isn’t quite jam, something deliciously in between. And the perfect way to use up that haul you brought home from the orchard. First you’ll need to chop up your apples – about 4 lbs of them. Don’t worry about peeling or coring them; a lot of the fruits natural… Continue reading Apple Season: Apple Butter
Bread Club: the Best Homemade Burger Buns
If you’re looking for the best homemade burger buns for your summer BBQ then look no further!
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
Sustainable Kitchen: vermicomposting
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
A ‘Green’ Christmas
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
Sustainable Living: Where to Start?
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.
A Very Merry (Sustainable) Christmas Gift Guide: Bathroom Edition
Whether you deck the halls the second October flips into November, or you wait until closer to the big day, the winter holidays are approaching and the gift guides are coming out. For the past few months, our family has really embraced a zero waste journey. We're nowhere close to zero waste, but we've already… Continue reading A Very Merry (Sustainable) Christmas Gift Guide: Bathroom Edition