Making A Difference, Motivation & Wisdom, Plastic-Free Living

Need to Struggle to Progress

It is hard to believe that we are at the last week of July - the month just whizzed by. I just hope it was beneficial for you like it was for me. Today's motivational words come from the great Frederick Douglass. I know many decided to take part in the Plastic Free July challenge… Continue reading Need to Struggle to Progress

Life, Making A Difference, Motivation & Wisdom

Only One

It’s Motivation Monday and this month I want to provide words to encourage folks to take action in making a societal difference. Many people are fear making lifestyle changes because they don’t want to be the only one. But the words by Edward Everett Hale reminds us that individual actions still make a difference. If… Continue reading Only One

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, Life, Making A Difference

Garden Update

It’s garden day! The community garden got some new veggies/fruits - which will be part of the produce bags we will distribute within the community. I got a mini arm workout by breaking up the dirt in the beds for the Swiss chard and Tuscan melon. I also removed weeds in the peanut bed -… Continue reading Garden Update

Life, Making A Difference, Random Thoughts

Racism starts at home

Backstory: Yesterday I ranted (on my instagram) after learning that people were partaking in what is called the George Floyd challenge.  People were posting photos of them putting their knee in another person's neck.  It has been announced that various social media outlets are removing the posts and handling the users.   No matter what, the… Continue reading Racism starts at home

Life, Make You Think, Making A Difference

Be About It

Various members of my family would say this phrase - "don't just talk the talk - walk it".  I find myself wanting to utilize the same phrase today.  I've seen tons of folks posting the infamous black box aligned with #blacktuesday. Okay great Anyone can post a black box...but are you doing the needed steps… Continue reading Be About It

Life, Low-waste Living, Making A Difference, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Eco-friendly purchase costs

Do you remember when you made one of your first eco-friendly items?  Being an advocate of using what you got until it runs out, my initial purchases were low-cost items (such as straws or soap).  I then transitioned to common bulk cooking items which aligned with my normal budgeted costs for food.  Finally, I came… Continue reading Eco-friendly purchase costs

Food Waste, Making A Difference

Forget about Produce Cosmetic Standards

I use to be the person that Purchased perfect looking carrots even though they were going to be chopped up for soup Skipped over a pear for it had a small mark Easily tossed a banana for it looked like it had gone bad BUT not anymore! I am now the person that loves finding… Continue reading Forget about Produce Cosmetic Standards

Earth focused, Making A Difference, Plastic-Free Living

Consumers Sound the Alarm

Last week Coca-Cola sustainability lead, Bea Perez, basically said that the company wouldn't be leaving plastic bottles for consumers love the lightweight packaging to maintain the drink's bubbles. (So that I don't get reemed for my interpretation here is link to article on the statement).  Additionally, stated they would be making a bigger footprint by… Continue reading Consumers Sound the Alarm

Earth focused, Life, Making A Difference

Earth Focused Goals for 2020

Last week I encouraged people to take time and reflect on their earth focused goals for 2020.  Specifically what do you desire to achieve as your own individual action to make a difference in the climate crisis. The following are my main goals with sub-actions to make it achievable. Continue making swaps to assist in… Continue reading Earth Focused Goals for 2020