Our Purchasing Power

Keeping with the concept of low-waste holidays, this weeks posts will focus on holiday gifting. I will provide suggestions on types of gifts, tips on some DIY gifts, and then lead a live discussion on wrapping the gifts. Today’s motivational quote is a reminder that WE can still make a difference when selecting holiday gifts.… Continue reading Our Purchasing Power

crafts, Creativity, Decoration, Food Waste

Food Ingredients used for Holiday Decorations

Thought I’d put a twist on Food Waste Fridays by sharing common ingredients utilized in homemade holiday decorations. These common ingredients are used to make ornaments, garland, tea light candle scents, and even gift tags. To prevent food waste please compost or reuse what you can.

Decoration, Life, Low-waste Living, Tips

Low Waste Holidays – Decor

For the next couple of weeks I will be providing tips and ideas on having a low-waste holiday season. Decor is one of the key components of December’s holiday celebrations. Holiday decorations can also be one of the key items we waste. The above graphic provides tips on how one can reduce their own holiday… Continue reading Low Waste Holidays – Decor

Food Waste, Life, Low-waste Living

Low Waste Thanksgiving

It's somewhat hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost a week away. We won't be doing anything special on Thanksgiving day this year -- we typically don't go anywhere since most of my family is in Kentucky. Thanksgiving celebrations are major contributors to our society's vast amounts of food waste. So I thought I'd provide… Continue reading Low Waste Thanksgiving

Motivation & Wisdom

“No such thing as Away”

The theme for November is the 5 Rs of zero waste (sustainability). The focus for this week will be REDUCE. I felt this statement by Greenpeace Executive Director/Founder of Story of Stuff - Annie Leonard - was fitting for the week. Stay tuned for tips/suggestions associated with Reduce!

Low-waste Living, Tips

The tricky aspect of “Refuse”

The theme for November is the 5R's of Zero Waste. I will focus each week on one of the R's with this week being Refuse. I can honestly state that Refuse is the trickiest of the Rs for aligns with what we bring into our household. Yes there are actual refusal actions we can perform,… Continue reading The tricky aspect of “Refuse”

Food Waste

Food Waste Spotlight: Pulp Pantry

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Pulp Pantry (Instagram)  whom I learnt about via an Insta-story. The following are the responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and company. A: I'm Kaitlin, founder of Pulp Pantry. We create delicious snacks that play on nostalgic favorites, but… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Pulp Pantry

Food Waste, Motivation & Wisdom

Food Waste Reduction Motivation

Today's Monday Motivation is a reminder on how not to waste food. The image was part of World War I propaganda (created in 1917) to remind United States residents to not waste food. Ironically, every action is applicable today. Which action(s) do you intend on performing this week?

Food Waste, Low-waste Living, Tips

Value Your Food

Today's post continues with providing tips on preventing household food waste - with the focus being on how society doesn't value food like past generations did. I personally think the root of our decline is mass production and convenience to just buy food (at least for some). I believe that one will reduce less food… Continue reading Value Your Food

Food Waste, Life

Avoid impulse/convenience buying

I'm presently sharing some household food waste reduction tips on my Instagram profile based on my own food waste reduction journey. Today's tip is focused on the biggest culprit for household food waste - impulse/convenience buying. We all do it - go to the store and just buy food items on a whim OR just… Continue reading Avoid impulse/convenience buying