Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Sustainable Options for Washing Clothes

I don't know about you but doing laundry is a weekly chore for my family. We transitioned to our sustainable laundry routine over the course of 2 phases. The phases, washing and then drying, aligned to when product was running low (remember to buy what/when you need). Washing was our first phase for I really… Continue reading Sustainable Options for Washing Clothes

Food Waste

3 Ways to Reduce Food Waste At Home

Did you know that about 20% of the food we purchase ends up in the trash? Here are 3 ways I reducing the amount of food wasted in our home. Eating our leftovers: We eat majority of the leftovers from the meals I cooked or from takeout. I tend to take the small portions to… Continue reading 3 Ways to Reduce Food Waste At Home

Food Waste

Reframe Perspective on Waste

April is dedicated to food waste so this week's focus will be on reducing one's waste at home. I recently came across the book A Pocket Guid to Sustainable Food Shopping by Kate Bratskeir. The book's chapter on cutting back on waste provided this week's motivational quote. I personally love the opportunities when I see… Continue reading Reframe Perspective on Waste

Food Waste

Food Waste Prevention- Bread

Time for a new food waste prevention series (focus is to provide suggestions on how to prevent food waste on a particular food item). The topic for today is bread which is on of the most easily tossed/wasted food items. My household rarely has leftover food because I only buy what I need from our… Continue reading Food Waste Prevention- Bread

Life

Food Waste Motovation

Focus for April is #foodwaste with this week delving deeper into the problem. Felt like the best form of #motivationmonday quote to use would be this statement by Dana Gunders which is made during the documentary Just Eat It. What are your thoughts on this quote? Does it make you think about how we as… Continue reading Food Waste Motovation

Food Waste

Food Waste Spotlight: Matt Hammond (@anurbanharvester)

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Matt Hammond aka @anurbanharvester (Instagram) whom I've been following for awhile. The following are Matt's responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: My name is Matt Homewood. I'm 28, grew up in the UK, and have lived in Denmark… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Matt Hammond (@anurbanharvester)

Earth focused, Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Motivation Monday: Luxury of Time

In honor of Women History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by known Women environmentalists each Monday.   Today's quote is by Xiye Bastida - a climate justice youth activist.  Xiye is one of the founders of the Fridays for the Future weekly climate strikes, and was able to encourage her fellow high school students to… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Luxury of Time

Earth focused, Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Motivation Monday: When Abuse The Environment

In honor of Women History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by known Women environmentalists each Monday.   Today's quote is by Isatou Ceesay - Gambia's Queen of Recycling.  Isatou founded Women’s Initiative Gambia (originally N’jau Recycling and Income Generation Group) which plays a major role in the reduction of Gambia's waste. What are your thoughts regarding… Continue reading Motivation Monday: When Abuse The Environment