I thought I would try to incorporate a new aspect for our Food Waste Fridays posts -- introducing the food waste prevention series. The series will focus on providing suggestions on how to prevent food waste on a particular food item. Kicking off the series with My household is only fans of 3 citrus fruits… Continue reading Food Waste Prevention: Citrus Fruits
The concept of making environmental-focused swaps (eco-swaps) occurs at every stage (level) of someone's sustainable living journey. Contrary to what some portray not every eco-swap requires a lot of money-- there are some swaps that one can perform for free or even low-cost. I thought I'd share a few easy swaps one can make for… Continue reading Easy Eco-Swaps for Home & Personal
It is Week 2 of Easy #ecoactions and my focus is home and personal actions. Just to clarify personal will relate to hygiene. The actions will be highlighted in my Instagram stories and blog posts throughout the week. Let me know specific areas you want me to cover in the comments.
I personally think one can't figure out what sustainable actions to incorporate in their life without knowing their present environmental impact. Which is why my first suggested ecoaction is to calculate at least one of your sustainability footprints. Sustainability footprints basically measure your impact on the environment (my definition). The following image highlights some of… Continue reading EcoAction: Do You Know Your FootPrint
I hope you have enjoyed your first few days of 2021. Don't know about you, but I typically need to pace myself when it comes to starting off a new year and the actions associated with my proposed new year intentions (or resolutions for some). Besides building up my confidence in achieving the desired intention,… Continue reading Start Off the Year with Easy EcoActions
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
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
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”
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
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’….