The holiday season has so many opportunities to be green beyond eco-friendly gifts, wrapping, or decorations. Work some of these broader themes into your holiday break to start the new year off with a sustainable mindset.
Consumable gifts are a great low waste options any time of the year. Who doesn't like food?! Or a free jar? Over the years I have done baking mixes, soups, coffee, tea blends, and infused olive oils. Most ingredients can be sourced in bulk or even grown in your outdoor space. Gifts in jars are [...]
The holiday season presents a challenge when shifting to a low waste lifestyle with kids. Older children in particular have developed expectations about receiving gifts and are around peers with different experiences. Now is a good time to model giving presents with intention and showing that the meaning of gifts can (and should) go beyond [...]
Halloween is a scary time these days. Ghouls, ghosts, and witches have been replaced by sugar, palm oil, and plastic. But have no fear! A low waste Halloween is possible. Whether you have kids of your own, kids in your life, or love being a kid yourself on Halloween, you can lower your ecological footprint [...]