Creativity, Earth focused, Low-waste Living

Week 4 of 40 Days Low Waste Living

I hope everyone is doing well! Week 4 of my #40dayslowwasteliving challenge is going to refer to our creative capabilities. I personally feel this is beneficial since several folks are staying home. Our creative instincts will delve into DIYs, repurposing items, and even some self care actions. Remember to watch my stories to get the… Continue reading Week 4 of 40 Days Low Waste Living

Earth focused, Motivation & Wisdom

Wangari Maathai: Do for future generations

It is Women’s History Month so the motivation Monday quotes will come from female environmentalists. One of my reasons for pursuing a low waste and plastic-free lifestyle is so my daughters have an Earth to call home. Maathai's words inspire me to keep taking action.

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Do you know your footprints?

That is do you know your environmental footprints? I calculated my water and ecological footprints earlier this morning. Both provide you an insight on your impact on our environment. They also provide guidance on what low-waste actions one should consider performing to reduce their footprints. You can get your calculations Water footprint calculator Ecological footprint… Continue reading Do you know your footprints?

40 days low waste, Earth focused, Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Let’s Do A Challenge

I thought I would try something different this year for Lent. Rather that taking away something like sweets, I am going to continue my journey towards a low-waste lifestyle. And I would like you to join me!For the next 40 days we will take on low-waste actions specific to habits/knowledge, kitchen, and even activism. The… Continue reading Let’s Do A Challenge

Earth focused, Motivation & Wisdom

Monday Motivation: Kari Fulton’s definition of an environmentalist

Today’s #mondaymotivation comes from Kari Fulton, an environmental justice organizer. Kari is a Policy Fellow with Climate Justice Alliance and founder of Check The Weather.

Earth focused, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Local Food Scrap and Compost Options

Last Saturday I attended a workshop discussing how NYC sanitation recycles food scraps. The panelists focused on the perspective of public collection which is quite different from private organizations. I realized my own knowledge gaps and misconceptions when it came to how our city handles compost and/or food scraps. Which then made me wonder how… Continue reading Local Food Scrap and Compost Options

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Motivation Monday: John Francis’s perspective on treating the environment

In honor of Black History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by African-Americans as part of Motivation Monday. Today's quote is by John Francis, and it comes from a TED talk discussing John's vow of silence.  John Francis is known for partaking in a silent adventure (via boat and foot) covering North and South America.… Continue reading Motivation Monday: John Francis’s perspective on treating the environment

Earth focused, Food Waste

Food Scrap Drop-offs are not

The above image was taken last Saturday when I was dropping off my weekly food scraps. You will notice there are non-eaten fruit (with stickers on) that are in perfectly good condition. I got really frustrated when I saw that people tossed what seemed perfectly good fruit. My mind started churning of how someone would… Continue reading Food Scrap Drop-offs are not

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Selective Clothing Care and Respect

I went to my first official mending event earlier tonight. I was focused on fixing my favorite jeans, which have worn down in the inside leg. I thought, while traveling to the event, how my respect and care for clothing has experienced positive/negative moments throughout my life. I remembered how in college I cared less… Continue reading Selective Clothing Care and Respect

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Motivation Monday: Heather McTeer Toney confirming Black Environmentalists do exist

In honor of Black History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by African-Americans as part of Motivation Monday. Today's quote is by Heather McTeer Toney, and it comes from an opinion ed article featured in New York Times this past summer. Heather McTeer Toney is the National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force, and… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Heather McTeer Toney confirming Black Environmentalists do exist