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

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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

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Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

I'm presently in Kentucky to celebrate the life of my grandfather who became an angel almost a week ago.  I can honestly say that my emotions prevented me from keeping up with most of routine, but I hope to get back in the grove of things once I return back to New York. Personal Reflection:… Continue reading Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

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The Unadaptable “No bag/straw/utensils” Complex

Imagine my family just sitting down to eat at a restaurant. Server: Hello - what can we get you for a drink. Everyone provides their drink order. Me: We don't need straws for we have our own. Server: Okay Server returns with straws either in the drink or sits straws on the table Scenarios like… Continue reading The Unadaptable “No bag/straw/utensils” Complex

Earth focused, Food Waste, Low-waste Living, Random Thoughts, Tips

Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

We are almost near completion of the first full week of 2020; and already seeing climate change related events. In case you are unaware - the Australian bushfires continue with devastating numbers (people/animals/land impacted) and the Jakarta (Indonesia) flood. Do people need anymore proof that our climate crisis is real? I will try my best… Continue reading Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

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

Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings

I've always been one to start my 'new year' focuses before the new year starts - so why not start the requested weekly highlights post on the last Sunday of 2019.  The plan is that every Sunday I will provide a blog post that will provide a mixture of concepts that I feel will be… Continue reading Maranda’s Weekly Ramblings