Got some veggies at the end of their lives? Turn them into stir fry! It's an easy, yummy, low waste meal. I've got lunch for the week and the only waste I made was from the mushroom container. If your veggies are really, really at the end of their lives freeze individual servings and defrost the night before. Help put an end to food waste. .
Süßkram ohne Plastik zu bekommen ist garnicht so leicht oder? Deshalb habe ich heute ein Bonbon Rezept für euch, mit dem ihr euch ganz einfach Bonbons selbst machen könnt.
Wenn ihr dazu keine Lust habt ;) Dann gibt es bei euch in der Nähe bestimmt auch einen kleinen Laden in dem man Bonbons direkt im Glas kaufen kann. In Köln gibt es zum Beispiel am Rhein und in Ehrenfeld einen.
Da bin ich ja mal gespannt 😊 eigentlich wollte ich mir Zahnputztabletten kaufen, dann ist mir der aber übern weg gelaufen! Denke mein nächster Schritt wird es sein, dass ich mir die Zahnpasta selbst mache 🙈
Since becoming vegan everything has been put into perspective. Although I’ve always been passionate about anything centered around climate change I’ve grown increasingly passionate about living an authentic life that serves not only the earth but others in any way that I can. Truly aligning with my true self and authentic self has been an all around overwhelming experience! I believe that in order for me to make a change in my own life but for the planet, is to become as low waste as possible and eventually zero waste. Embarking on this journey to a more natural, healthy, sustainable and balanced lifestyle just feels....right. I’m taking steps in the right direction with a goal in mind and I couldn’t be more excited and ready for this new adventure!
Volunteered for a river cleanup today for #gwinnettcleanandbeautiful . We picked up #trash along the #watershed which drains into the Yellow River. This is trash that comes from people #littering !! Almost everything we picked up were #singleuse items: #plastic bags, straws, snack and candy wrappers, to-go cups and containers, ketchup and other condiment packets, water bottles, drink cans, packaging, packaging and more packaging and super disgusting...used diapers!!!! I've been moving toward #lowwaste but am now even more determined. Things I've done so far: use a water filter and reusable bottle, reusable grocery bags, meal pack with reusable containers and bring a fork and cloth napkin from home, avoid individually and excessively packaged products, switching to LED bulbs, soap nuts for laundry, shopping second hand and minimizing. Things to improve: reusable produce bags, bulk foods shopping, try shampoo/soap bars instead of liquid, no more straws. What's everyone else doing to avoid disposable items and be more #green in general?? Lmk if you have tips for me!!
¡Volví! ¿Alguna vez has querido galletas sin tener que comprarlas en un empaque plástico? Pues aquí te viene una solución para que puedas saciar ese antojo. Le pedí a una amiga unas galletas hechas en casa. Si quieres hasta tú mism@ lo puedes hacer. || It's been a while, but I'm back! Have you ever craved cookies but didn't want to buy a few in its packages. Well, I've came with a solution to stop buying them and still satisfying that craving. I asked an acquaintance of mine to bake me cookies. You can also make them yourself if you're good at baking. #lowwaste#zerowaste#cookies#cookiejar#love
On Tuesday night, I hosted the @feedbackorg banquet fundraiser to FIGHT FOOD WASTE at the community kitchen @refettoriofelix
The epic 6 course menu was made up of foraged foods, off cuts, veg scraps, unloved and under used ingredients all sourced from the UK. It was utterly delicious, clever and full of common sense ideas for waste free cooking. The menu was created and cooked by award wining and critic's choice sustainable chefs like @tomsfeast @silobrighton @eatnative and these ridiculous crispy chicken skin canapes with whipped feta and fennel flowers and chicory leaves with walnut pesto from @spreadlondon (Follow them all!) I was brought up to love leftovers and not waste food (Army Dad, Filipino catholic Mum) but these guys have taken it to the next level and made it look so so easy for everyone to do. As Doug from @silobrighton says "Waste is a failure of the imagination" !
Thanks for asking me @tristram_stuart and lovely to see friends Hugh Fw @rivercottagehq and @tinyleaflondon
Check out what FEEDBACK are up to over on www.feedbackglobal.org and not forgetting excellent drinks from fundraising brand @toastale @kammandsons 📸 @spread_london #zerowaste#lowwaste#wonkyveg#sustainable#leftovers#ecochef#loveyourleftovers#roottofruit#nosetotail#EatHappy#refettoriofelix#endfoodwaste#foodheroes#seasonalfood
i am in looove with this @thistleandleaves confetti series, made with scrap pieces of thread so nothing goes to waste! go check out the page, and don’t even try not to buy a piece. you wouldn’t be able to resist anyway! they are that gorgeous. ✨
My lowwaste toiletries travel essentials. Bamboo toothbrush, floss in a refillable glass jar, rosewater as a facial mist, my face oil from @evolvebeautyuk , coconut oil as a make-up remover & a resusable make-up cotton pad, a safety razor, shampoo bar, shower bar i keep in a tin and lastly a crystal deodorant. Usually i make my own, but from experience, that usually melts away and creates a big mess.😯 Not in the picture: my toothpaste. 🙈I completley forgot about it. I tried making my own, put it doesn't work for me, i still use it out of a plastic tube.
It's not perfect but a slow progress.
How do you travel zerowaste and sustainably?
Part of reducing waste is finding things that some might call garbage, and making them useful again, instead of buying something brand new. This vintage basket was marked $1 at a yard sale. I pointed out some of the hidden defects and the lady sold it to me for 25 cents. Later I removed the lining and repaired the broken pieces, placed the lining back, and trimmed it all in yellow ribbon, using only items I already had around the house. I could have bought a new basket for $15-$20, but, where's the fun in that? ☺️ Moral of the story, always try to make a deal! It never hurts to ask, and you might have a lot of fun working on a new project.
I feel like I mayyyyy have been posting too much soup lately, but I'm not gonna stop.
I soupose it's because of this beautiful fall weather!
Here's tonight's dinner with @annawflowers -- miso #ramen with tofu @chukobk is never not perfect 👌🏼. Plus, a tip for keepin' things plastic free when you're eating out!
I try to bring a jar (or other container that will shut tightly) and a canvas bag when I know I'll have leftovers. Then, I just pack up my food when I'm done & enjoy the look of surprise on the waiter's face when they come back and think I quickly housed all my food 🌞
The hands-down, number one, easiest way to reduce waste on the most basic level, is to refuse single-use items. The top 4 "disposables" are to-go cups, straws, plastic bags, and water bottles. If you order a drink and say "no straw," or use cloth shopping bags today, you've already taken one step in the right direction. Tomorrow, bring your own cup to the coffee shop, or use a re-usable water bottle instead of buying a new one. It's little things like this that accumulate and get the ball rolling. The more often you do it, the easier it becomes.
A very simple and effective multi-purpose cleaner: put some citrus peels in a jar, fill the jar with white vinegar, add a couple sprigs of your favorite herb, if desired (Rosemary, thyme, or lavender are lovely for this). Write the date on the lid and leave the jar in the pantry for 2-3 weeks, shaking every few days. The liquid will change color slightly as the acids and oils are extracted from the orange peels. Pour some in a spray bottle and dilute 50/50 with water for a multi-purpose spray. It smells lovely and takes your vinegar cleaner to the next level. It's a degreaser and a deodorizer. And it's SAFE around kids and pets :)
These three oils are what made me fall in love with dōTERRA, they help with my digestive systems so much! There are so many different ways to get use them to help depending on what you need.
Digestzen is the oil I take everywhere and use for any acute digestive symptoms. I add a drop to my water or lick a drop off the back of my hand.
Lemon is cleansing so if I’m feeling backed up, I’ll add a drop to my water with digestzen.
For motion sickness or a sour belly I like adding in peppermint. It soothes and calms. I take a peppermint beadlet or add a drop to a veggie cap with digestzen.
Working on a low waste lifestyle. Once a week the kids have homeschool co-op and we bring a snack. This is what made me realize how much waste/plastic we use on a daily. Since I work from home and the kids are homeschooled and home most of the day I kinda just assumed we had a low waste lifestyle. Big nope. I started paying attention to my actions and became mindful of every coffee cup, water bottle, take home containers, packed foods that are layered in plastics, etc. .
now sure some of these can be recycled but that still leaves a huge footprint from the making of those plastic packages and such to the picking up of the recycles to the actual recycle process. So isn’t it then a better idea to just lessen waste and plastic all together? I’ve never been a fan of plastic and my kids have always used glass and We have eco friendly snack bags but this wasn’t a mindful everyday lifestyle just a few eco things I used.
I’m no expert and I’m still learning and no where near perfect and I know having kids I will not be zero waste but I’m trying to leave this earth in okay shape for my kids kids. Just trying to do my part ya know. So I’m also teaching them why this is important. This is their snack packed for Co-op. Mini toasts in glass jar. Cut up oranges from the farmers market. stainless steel water cup. Washable cloth napkin. Packed in a fabric lunch bag. If you have additional tips or know someone who can help me please message me or tag them. Xoxo gunna hashtag this so when I reach certain personal low waste goals I can look back at a timeline of my progress. #hxhlowwastelifestyle#lowwaste#zerowaste
Living trash-light is one of the most powerful tools we have to divest from the fossil fuel plutocracy. Petroleum-based plastic IS oil & by indiscriminately consuming plastic products, we help to fuel, however indirectly, the very same industry that is destroying our planet and threatening our right to a liveable future. Although the zero waste movement gets flack for being "lifestyle-y"—and I totally get that—with the cultivation of a circular mindset, conversation & collaboration across movements, and compassion, living low-waste truly can be a bridge toward building a just world. In my own experience, I've found that the simple swaps that I dug into during the first few months of my journey—savoring loose leaf tea instead of packaged, bringing my own take home tiffins to restaurants, refusing plastic straws—spiraled into a deeper, more loving, and more compassionate relationship with my self and our earth. Living trash-light has taught me how to cultivate resiliency by grounding my hope for ecological regeneration and social justice into everyday actions that add up. That's why I'm SO psyched to be hosting a workshop, "Power to the Personal" with @jessdee at @welcomehome.studio in Brooklyn on October 29th. Our personal choices have the power to transform the world and Jess & I can't wait to explore tangible strategies for resiliency, resistance, and renewal with you all during this immersive 2 hour course. Part-conversation and part-DIY, "Power to the Personal" is an invitation to start building the world we need right now. Click in the link in the bio for details or write to me with any questions. Can't wait to share in this experience with you all!
Law of attraction 💚🙏🏻 I am moving next month and last week I was saying that I want as much of the stuff that we get to furnish our new place to be used or from the thrift store so that we lessen our environmental impact. This weekend, we walked by a coffee shop in Whistler that was giving away their old chairs and tables! So we are going to repaint and refurnish the chairs, polish the table and they'll be good as new. Saving 💸 and the 🌍 all in one. 😍 I am so excited! 🏠🌿 📷: @brianalves801
Representation Matters in Sustainability: @underneaththetrees 🍂
Evelyn Correa is an actor, dancer, and Sustainability blogger based in Chicago. She focuses on issues such as environmental sustainability as well as personal sustainability. She hopes to reflect those issues through all the work she does on her blog and off. Find her work at underneaththetrees.net.
I feel representation in environmental spaces is vital because people need to see themselves in an issue before they can take interest in it. Also, the more different types of people we see speaking out about environmental issues, the more people can realize that the environment affects everyone to I want people to take away that change can be accomplished one step at a time, though self- love, and education. I want people to see that caring for themselves is caring for the environment and caring for the environment is caring for themselves. I also want take away the notion that we must be perfect in this. Progress is key and will happen in gradual steps.
This week’s Hungry Harvest box was fantastic. I have discovered giant apples take me a long time to eat. I chose this subscription because they rescue produce from farmers that are wonky/too big/too small/outside imperfections. But it’s all delicious food! They also donate a portion of each sale to food banks, and participate in SNAP programs (reduce price veggies for low-income people). 👍 link will be in my bio if you’re interested!
It's MEA break and we want to celebrate by taking some of our team to this documentary screening in Minneapolis tomorrow but we need your help! We are looking for 15 individuals to help sponsor a movie ticket and lunch for 15 of our youth leaders ($15 per person). Please consider donating by following the link in our bio ⏫⏫ #ourcommunity#ourworld#lowwaste#ecofriendly
Low waste bathroom detergent. Made with just SESI refillable washing liquid and bakind soda. I buy the baking soda in bulk as well as this washing liquid locally, here in Crystal Palace. This is the better, cheapest and simpler detergent ever. No nasty smell of chemicals and thanks to the baking soda my bathtub gets super clean and white.
1. Größte Müllquelle -> LM Verpackungen und alles rund ums Bad
2. Facebook hat super tolle Gruppen und die Hashtacks #zerowaste und #zerowastelifestyle bei Instagramm bringen einen echt weiter
3. Shampoo und Seifen gegen feste Seifen und Shampoobars ersetzt (inzwischen riecht mir alles andere viel zu künstlich und intensiv)
4. Auto, Ausweis, Kontaktlinsen
5. Und verlier nicht den Fokus!!!
my fam and i got back today from a little trip to florida, and though my mom is content to camp out for hours on the beach with a book, i prefer staying back and watching movies with my dad and dog. before we left this morning, i walked out on to the beach for a photo because the color of the water was so perfect! and in the few minutes i was on the beach, i found trash to throw out. if you were still curious as to why i am trying to go low waste, here is part of the answer!
Low waste shopping!
I still find it hard to shop low waste. Specially biscuits and vegan cheese. It always comes wrapped and I can not find it anywhere unpackaged. How do you guys shop for these items? I'd love to know!
Being #zerowaste or #lowwaste is kinda hard while taking care of your #mentalhealth . Lucky for me, my pharmacie take those little bottles and recycle them the right way. If you can have reusable container for your medication I strongly suggest it!! I have to compromise my values in order to take care of my mental heath but I think it's okay. A good mind can do better decisions than a hurt mind✨🌱
QUESTION!: I buy these huge litter tubs for my fussy kitty and thus far have used one for food waste and I’m saving one to grow some vegetables. I can reuse these, but I’d rather just go with a zero waste alternative. Is there anything that’s safe for cats? He dislikes anything that doesn’t feel coarse-like. Pellets, shredded paper, etc won’t do for him. Or, if you have any suggestions for uses at the minimum, throw them my way!