Thanks to Kind Humans for sponsoring this post and donating a zero waste lunch kit to our local school community. For many parents, figuring out what to send for school lunches is a challenge unto itself. We worry about nutrition, allergies, convenience, and now more than ever, plastic. With 180 school days on average, this [...]
Laundry is the chore than never ends, isn't it? It takes a lot of energy (literally and figuratively), but adapting your routine for low waste living is more sustainable for both your lifestyle and the planet. Included in this guide are all options that I have tried and/or currently do. Find what works for you!
There has been a lot discussion lately as to whether or not Covid-19 restrictions on reusables mean the end of the zero waste movement. Although I began my low waste journey about 20 years ago, quarantine has thrown some thoughts about living "zero waste" into sharp relief for me. To be honest, I struggle with [...]
"But I have kids, so..." is something I hear often when talking with people about living a lower waste lifestyle. "Kids come with a lot of stuff" being the other one. But do they? Or is it really just marketing, perceived convenience, and well-meaning relatives? No matter where or how you begin to lower your [...]
Suburbs were designed with cars in mind. Roads, parking lots, driveways, and 2-car+ garages on homes all prioritize cars over people. Living car-free seems like only something someone living in a city with a great transit system (and probably no kids) can do. But what if we shifted our mindset from going completely car-less to [...]