January 1, 2019

Last year I made 3 goals and they didn't stick. I did work on them, but I failed at completing them. I realized they didn't work out because I didn't make them specific enough. The one that I did the best at was my goal to get as close to zero-waste as I could. I actually had a couple weeks in a row during the summer and fall that I had done all of my grocery shopping using no plastic! Alas, I fell off the zero-waste wagon at the end of the year due to the Paradise fire leaving me bedridden from...

November 22, 2018

So you want to start a zero or low waste lifestyle, eh?

Awesome! You're on your way to sustainable awareness. But don't go full throttle just yet. You need to know the basics and the five Rs before jumping in. Start in first gear: the reason. Write down the reason you want to reduce your waste. Is it because you've seen Plastic Ocean and want to do something to help? Is it because you want to save money or get out of debt? Or is it that you're just tired of all the stuff? You need to have a reaso...

November 15, 2018

Starting a zero or low waste lifestyle may look daunting, but you don't have to completely eliminate plastic from your life all at once.

I know. I tried.

It was stressful, exhausting, and expensive. I saw all these videos and Ted Talks on Youtube about how people have all of their trash from 4 yeas in a pint sized mason jar. All their twist ties, clothing labels, tea bag packets, and other tiny pieces of plastic that aren't able to be recycled yet, all in the palm of one hand. I was mesmerized. I...

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