Sustainable Living

<i>4 Easy Steps to Low Waste Camping</i>

4 Easy Steps to Low Waste Camping

Low Waste, even while camping!   At the end of August, I went camping with my husband, Ricardo, up past Leadville, Colorado near Twin Lakes. It was exactly what we needed to press the reset button, unwind, relax, and spend quality time together. Life tends […]

<i>My Low Waste Wedding</i>

My Low Waste Wedding

Photos by: Jamie Fischer    I did everything in my power to make my wedding as low waste as possible.  I’m sure you’re not surprised considering how obsessed with reducing my personal waste I am. While this was before I really dove completely into plastic […]

<i>Easy Zero Waste Falafel Recipe</i>

Easy Zero Waste Falafel Recipe

Falafel Love     I first fell in love with falafel when I was living in Germany and Austria. Due to the high Turkish population, there is falafel to be had in every major city, in tiny dives, and vendors strewn throughout the narrow cobbled […]

<i>Ten Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint</i>

Ten Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  Global warming and your carbon footprint   Global warming is a problem.   We are hearing it from all sides. Excess carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gasses, spew into the atmosphere every day due to the burning of fossil fuels, the spraying of pesticides, […]

<i>Zero Waste is a Journey – 8 Steps to Help You Get Started</i>

Zero Waste is a Journey – 8 Steps to Help You Get Started

What exactly is ‘Zero Waste?’   It took me a long time to warm up to the term ‘zero waste’. Mostly because at first it all looked quite intimidating and the ‘zero’ part felt misleading. It is impossible not to create waste as a human […]

<i>Inside My Zero Waste Kit – How I Avoid Plastic On the Go</i>

Inside My Zero Waste Kit – How I Avoid Plastic On the Go

– Earth Day! –    This Saturday the 21st is Earth Day! To me, every day is Earth Day, but Saturday is devoted especially to celebrating our beautiful Earth.    This year, it’s dedicated to eliminating plastic pollution, which, as you know, is a topic […]

<i>Inside My (Mostly) Plastic Free Kitchen </i>

Inside My (Mostly) Plastic Free Kitchen

  Welcome to my Kitchen!     I wanted to invite you to get a closer look at how I organize my kitchen because this is where 90% of plastic waste is generated.   I am a year into this journey of zero waste and […]

<i>Plastic Pollution is Destroying the Earth – Here’s How You Can Help </i>

Plastic Pollution is Destroying the Earth – Here’s How You Can Help

Plastic pollution is here to stay I recently watched a video about the research of an environmentalist who studies plastic pollution and she calculated that if every bit of plastic that exists was spread out ankle deep it would cover an area the size of […]

<i>5 Ways to Connect to the Earth for a Life of True Alignment</i>

5 Ways to Connect to the Earth for a Life of True Alignment

Photo by Gianni Zanato on Unsplash Our Disconnect from the Earth   We hardly take the time to connect to the earth anymore. We are so distracted by our phones and TV shows, and the news, and Twitter and Facebook and Youtube. Life is so busy and there […]

<i>Overwhelm and the Zero Waste Model – 5 Ways to Start Small</i>

Overwhelm and the Zero Waste Model – 5 Ways to Start Small

Photo credit: Denise Johnson on Unsplash   Zero Waste:    Zero waste has become the name of a movement based on the principle of sending the smallest amount of trash to the landfill as absolutely possible. The image that comes to mind is a pretty smiling girl, often […]