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
Last week's ecoactions provided you some insight on what forms of actions you can make at home. Unlike what might be portrayed -- one can start their sustainability journey at any time and in any way they prefer. The key is that one starts! So my call to action for you this week is to… Continue reading Any Start is a Good Start
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.
Motivational quote for the week reminds us that sustainable living doesn’t change who you are — it becomes part of you and your mindset. I feel these words relate to the holiday season. We can still celebrate and give gifts. Just have to be more mindful and interweave in low-waste/plastic-free aspects. How do you feel… Continue reading Sustainable Living Part of Our Lives
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
Today’s motivational quote is just a reminder of why we continue or start performing sustainable and environmental actions.
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
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
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
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