Earth focused, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Role of Access in Sustainable Living

I really haven't been able to make any refill option (aka bulk shopping) purchases since COVID-19 impacted us in March. Most refill stores either closed or made drastic changes in response to COVID. BUT that isn't the reason why I haven't been able to get refills for most of my pantry needs - store access… Continue reading Role of Access in Sustainable Living

family fun, Life, Miller Outings, Random Thoughts

Reflection on being Black and loving the outdoors

I love being outside and based on my parents I've always been that way. There is just something about being amongst nature that brings me joy and peace. Most of my outdoor fun pre-college was on the farm/family yards, minor camp-related activities for Girl Scouts, and hanging out in local parks. I got into hiking… Continue reading Reflection on being Black and loving the outdoors

Life, Random Thoughts

Reflection on Racism as a Black Student

I didn't truly believe I was smart until 4th grade when I was blessed to be part of Mrs. Wainwright's class. Mrs. Wainwright was the first educator to recognize and challenge my educational capabilities (especially math). Mrs. Wainwright was the first educator that truly gave me attention and didn't label me. You see my k-3… Continue reading Reflection on Racism as a Black Student

Composting and Gardening, Life, Random Thoughts

Reflection on Racism and the Black Farmer

My pre-highschool summers were spent in the southeastern part of Kentucky. While some of my peers got to sleep the morning away, I was awaken just after daylight touched the Kentucky bluegrass to the sound of my grandparents preparing for our task-filled day. I was helping tend the cattle, while peers watched various tv shows.… Continue reading Reflection on Racism and the Black Farmer

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

Implicit Bias Within Sustainability

I remember when I started our family's low-waste/plastic-free journey I had to really research to find other folks within social media doing the same thing.  I got creative in what hashtags I utilized just to make sure I was being inclusive  and learning from everyone. Just like other aspects of life, sustainability is portrayed as… Continue reading Implicit Bias Within Sustainability

Life, Low-waste Living, Random Thoughts

Return To My Roots

One of my consistent tasks, while in Kentucky, is assisting with the care of my sister's baby chickens(aka the chicks). She actually got the first 3 of the flock the first day we arrived here (if you forgot we are temporarily staying here due to COVID).  Yesterday, I took advantage of the sun to clean… Continue reading Return To My Roots

Make You Think, Random Thoughts

Learn from ALL Perspectives

I try my best to not judge without knowing all the details....but I recently became annoyed after looking at the panelist profiles for an upcoming environmental discussion.  I was annoyed because it visually seemed that all of the panelist were from the same ethnicity. This annoyance happened because this isn't the first time seeing a… Continue reading Learn from ALL Perspectives

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

Earth focused, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Non-universal aspect of low waste living

I remember when I first began looking at potential low waste swaps. My family first started off with our toiletries- our toothbrushes, dental floss, and moved onto soaps. I couldn't just buy soaps that other influencers suggested, because I have a daughter with sensitive skin and my skin type is different from another person's. Thus… Continue reading Non-universal aspect of low waste living