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

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Before I buy ‘new’….

Have you ever noticed that I really don't talk much about non-food related shopping -- well there's a reason for that. I'm not the type of person that goes shopping just to go shopping -- I like to have a reason to go into a store. NOW let me disclaim that isn't always the case… Continue reading Before I buy ‘new’….

Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Low Waste Cleaning Supplies & Essentials

I've never been a big fan of cleaning BUT I recognize the importance of doing it. So I break up my cleaning into rooms/areas a day that get extra attention. For example, my stove top gets a deep cleaning session just about each week. Breaking tasks into chunks reduces my stress and being stuck doing… Continue reading Low Waste Cleaning Supplies & Essentials

Low-waste Living, Make You Think, Plastic-Free Living

Sustainable Products With An Ethnicity Lens

Back in January I wrote a post on how promotion of low-waste (and also plastic-free) swaps isn't universal... A lot of zero-waste/low-waste folks make it seem like everyone can do the same types of swaps but- they're not thinking of how we're not one size fit all human beings. Basic things aren't being considered; such… Continue reading Sustainable Products With An Ethnicity Lens

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Bronx Eco-Space Update

Hard to believe it's been a month since I announced my goal of opening an eco-space in the Bronx. I thought I'd share some updates on the progress. Business Plan: I started writing the company business plan and finished the description section which you can read pieces of it on the official Bronx Eco-Space page.I'm… Continue reading Bronx Eco-Space Update

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Reduction_Raider1

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on @reduction_raider1 (Instagram) - writer +  frugal foodie.  The following are the responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  A fully fledged, frugal foodie, passionate about avoiding food waste. When not loitering in supermarket reduction aisles, she blogs about eating… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Reduction_Raider1

Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Tips

Process of making swaps

So you’ve completed your plastic/waste audit and you’ve figured out what potential swaps you need to make….Now what? I have a background in computer science so felt a flowchart would provide a good representation. Based on this, the process of making any sustainable swap isn’t a wham-bam thank ya ma’am approach. Nor is it a… Continue reading Process of making swaps

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living

Make an On The Go Kit

One of the easiest ways to reduce your out and about plastic and waste usage is to create an on the go kit. There are multiple items that can go in your kit, but you want to ensure you have the essentials. Container to store foodDrinking containerEating utensilsNapkinReusable bag You don’t have to make any… Continue reading Make an On The Go Kit

Low-waste Living, Making A Difference, Motivation & Wisdom

Capacity to Change the World

Now more than ever I want to have inspiring words to remind me that I will reach my goal of opening an educational/refill location. So today's motivational words came to mind as I thought about making a difference in our world. Quick google search led me to this wonderful image and inspiring words by Harriet… Continue reading Capacity to Change the World

Composting and Gardening, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Lindsay Miles

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on Lindsay Miles (@treadingmyownpath) - author, speaker + waste educator.  Lindsay's second book The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen was released earlier this month.  The following are the Lindsay's responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A:  I’m a writer, waste… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Lindsay Miles