It's summer, which means sippy drink time! I have a couple of @glassdharma glass straws that I love using--one ice tea size, one smoothie size. They are awesome for enjoying cool bevvies without using a crappy disposable straw. Bonus: lifetime warranty! How cool is that?? Highly recommend! I keep mine in the original cardboard box, but I would suggest buying one with a case and cleaning brush. I also recently ordered some aluminum straws too for travel; can't wait to try them out! #ZeroWaste#ZeroWaste2017 /image courtesy of Google
I've been really worried about sustainability and the environment and whatnot. Animals are eating our garbage, you guys. Not even on purpose. They think it's food, but it's not because we don't even eat it. We make so much trash, and some places that claim to recycle just put everything together.
If you're going to take the time to separate your recyclables, try and research what your neighborhood actually does with them.
Next time you're at the grocery store, try and focus on creating as little waste as possible. Why get water bottles when you could get a filter? Why get individually wrapped snacks when you could get the box and separate them? Invest in some of that wax fabric instead of continuing to get new plastic wraps or lil bags. Little steps can really start to add up.
And check the thrift store before you go to the mall ;) This hashtag is from The Package Free store in Brooklyn. ❤️😉 #zerowaste#packagefree#giveashit
Have you guys considered trying plastic free July? The four biggest plastic offenders are straws, single use plastic water bottles, disposable coffee cups and plastic grocery/shopping bags. I think these four things were actually the easiest thing to change. Step 1: When you order a drink at a restaurant simply say "no straw please" and it almost always works. It can be hard to remember to ask at first but soon it becomes habit. To me straws are the worst offenders because they're small and not recyclable so they always go straight to the landfill. Just think how many straws get trashed daily. 😔 2. Bring reusable grocery bags to the store. I have so many that there's always one in my trunk. That way I can use my own bag even on unplanned trips to the grocery store. 3. Buy a reusable water bottle. Mine is a sip by swell @sipxswell . It's small, cute, and insulated so my water stays cold all day! Can't beat that. And last step 4. Buy yourself a reusable coffee cup. I have a @keepcup and I either bring my cup with me to work full of coffee from home or I bring it to Starbucks to be filled. It's the best thing ever and I even have a backup reusable coffee cup at work in case I forget. To be honest this habit was the hardest to get right, because I can't always predict when I need coffee! But practice makes perfect. Any reduction in single use plastic is a step forward. What habits have you guys formed to reduce plastic use that you think would be fairly easy for everyone to adopt? #plasticfree#plasticfreejuly#plasticfreeliving#zerowaste#zerowastehome#zerowastelife#zerowastejourney#goingzerowaste#reducewaste#reducereuse#ecofriendly#nomoresingleuseplastic#ditchtheplastic
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We live in a country of more, more, more, buy, buy, buy, waste, waste, waste.
This is the kinda more I want! Next year I look forward to making some berry preserve and syrup and having folks over to join in the harvest.
Today as I reconnected our outdoor sink inside to use as the kitchen sink, I thought about buying stuff and kitchen renovations.
Do I need a sink right now? Well, sorta 'cause the outdoor sink is super small. Do I stop right now and bring other things to a grinding halt to find a new sink, build the counter...um, no. Why? Because I don't care what anyone thinks of my outdoor sink in my kitchen and I'll get to it when I get to it. Plus, we have a bunch of other work that needs to get done and the recoat of the kitchen floors set us back nearly 5 weeks. So, we just don't have time right now.
Do we want because of what others think? What we want more because more is better? Do we want more because it makes us feel better? Do we want more because it'll be new and shiny?
Are we really cool with making do or going without?
In the greater scheme of things, I totally woke up this morning, ate, and I can turn on a faucet inside my house and out will come the most amazing, clean, earth-filtered water.
Per riflettere sui fenomenali artefici della macchina del fango ho studiato per il corso di recupero elettrodomestici rimontando un ferro da stiro da far esaminare. Domani ne smonto tre. Il recupero dell'onestà è molto importante se non vogliamo morire intossicati. #ecolab#recuperiamoci#zerowaste#chifadafastidio#soliconlagiubba
Fruit and Veggie haul! It's really easy to go through the produce section of a grocery store without using plastic bags. I brought my own tote bag, but used a basket to grab all of my vegetables. I also #refused any fruit or vegetables wrapped in plastic and anything packaged. Vegetables and #fruit don't need to come packaged (and if they do- like some cucumbers, because it keeps them fresh- they shouldn't be made available 🤔is that a controversial opinion??) so I stick to only the items that are loose and free of plastic. The more people who make this choice at the grocery store, the less that will be offered in plastic. Vote with your dollar, and buy the naked fruit and veggies! #zerowaste#plasticfree 💚#mindfullysustainable
Un cinnamon bun, une infusion verveine-menthe du jardin 🍵et un livre génial : The woman code. Le corps féminin est un équilibre fragile. Un dérèglement hormonal est souvent signe d'un déséquilibre ailleurs. Celui-ci peut être bénin mais entraîner des conséquences bien pénibles ! 🙄 Prenez soin de vous ! 😘
Part of this speaker is made of a material that's biodegradable, sustainable and can be produced from waste products.
Can you guess what material it is?
Yes, it's mushroom mycelium. Boom! ❤🍄
Another cool example of how mycelium is a material with so much potential to replace plastics in the future.
This incredible product was made by Bertie Ford (@bertieford).
❤️ It has been on my heart today to increase our giving to Unlikely Heroes! @hippie_nikki_upcycled will now be donating 25% of its proceeds instead of 10! It is my goal to one day turn my business into a non profit ministry and donate 💯% to them! #Godisbig#Repost @uheroes (@get_repost)
At the age of 14, Maya thought she was simply going to hang out with her friends, but when she arrived she quickly found out that these two were not her friends at all. The other girl’s “aunts” captured Maya and began terrorizing her with threats to her life and her family if she did not comply. They moved her to a different city far from her home, locked her up, and forced her to have sex with men nightly. Even when she became pregnant and gave birth to a perfect baby girl, the victimization didn’t stop, but Maya never lost hope.
She waited until the perfect, single moment that would lead to her daring escape! One night, her captors carelessly left her door unlocked and in the dead of night Maya gathered baby Evie up and silently slipped out the door. She ran all night until she reached the safety of our home. Now Maya and baby Evie are SAFE, FREE and recovering at our Unlikely Heroes home!
Last day for @_kahunakaiswimwear_ #pineapplekinigiveaway .
#kahunakaiswimwear is an awesome small business run by women in California who do great things like use abandoned fishing nets for their swimsuit material, organic cotton and bamboo for their clothing, pay fair wages, reuse/use sustainable shipping materials, organize beach cleanups.....
JEEZ ITS NEARLY JULY // Can you believe it's nearly July? Seriously, my New Years resolutions haven't even kicked in yet!! Anyway, tomorrow is June 30 and that marks the end of our EOFY sale. So if you've seen something you like...take 20% off whilst you can 💕
*Sponsored Spotlight* Canadian sisters Hailey and Bree founded ethical and sustainable clothing line @ungalliclothingco in 2013 as a way to fight back against an exploitative and polluting fashion industry. Since then, they've offered organic and recycled content tees, hoodies, and more, but they were missing something: joggers! @ungalliclothingco is currently running a kickstarter to secure the funds to make ethical joggers out of organic cotton and polyester from recycled water bottles. They've got one week to go and anything helps. Check out the rewards through the kickstarter link (temporarily in my profile) and tap through this post to see the joggers!
EVERLANE - radical transparency, sustainable clothing and doing it for a cause ✔️✔️✔️@everlane is one of my all time favourite labels as they are consistently turning online shopping (and the way we shop entirely) on its head. They even have a section where you can choose how much you pay on the sale items 😮😮 What makes them ever better though is their radical transparency when it comes to their clothing price as they tell you how much it costs to make and how much they mark up. I still need to go on though because there's yet another thing they are doing that's awesome. They have a 100% human collection where $5 from every tshirt sold goes to Equality Now and ACLU to help fight for equal rights. At @everlane's core is the idea that one should "know your factories, know your costs and always ask why". 💚🌟🌏
Working on some new content for @socialresponsibility and had to stop to admire how pretty #zerowaste and environmentalism can be. I've finally had time to update a lot of the old content on InsideSocialResponsibility.com but I still have a longg way to go. Lots of plans and not enough time in the day to finish them all.
I got jars fo' dayyyyyyyys! All mismatched, but all perfectly functional, and all ready to be filled with goodies - which is a good thing since we're just about to start #PlasticFreeJuly .
Although we've been reducing our plastic usage for some time now, we're taking this opportunity to have a proper go at buying no plastic at all. We already avoid disposables and have pretty much eliminated plastic from our toiletries and cleaning products so for us this is really about pushing ourselves to try going without the last grocery items that we buy still packaged in plastic. We've written ourselves some guidelines and have done some planning after identifying the problem areas.
I'll be tracking how we get on and no doubt posting updates here, and I'd love to hear what you are all doing for Plastic Free July too. Giving up carrier bags? Swapping takeaway coffee cups for a reusable? Swearing off plastic altogether? Tell me more!
It's amazing what you find when you declutter! Today, I found an old camera that had belonged to my father. I popped the memory card in my computer, and there were the 50 last photos he took before he past away in August 2015. It's wonderful to look at what interested him and to realize we shared so many passions: family, biking, touring, flowers and gardening. Here he is on one of his many bikerides, accompanied by my sister. Makes me happy and sad at once. But it's lovely to find these special photographs! I would have never found them if I had not decided to get rid of things that were useless. Too much stuff is way overrated. You lose sight of what's important! ❤️#decluttering#souvenirs#memories#passions#zerotrash#zerowaste#zerodechet#keepsakes#pictures_to_keep#declutter
📗Zero Waste E-Book📗
Guys! My new E-book is finally here!
It took me a while to get this done but it's happening!
Starting a new chapter for Eat Yourself Green (no pun intended 🤓) and looking forward to having you guys join me in it!
Download the FREE ebook now! (Link in bio 📲)
A huge THANK YOU to my amazing friends who understand my #zerowaste philosophy and gifted me homemade/recycled/regifted/reusable items! So grateful to have all these awesome people in my life 🎈 #happybirthday#secondhand#reuse
"The kit contents are sustainably sourced with organic seeds and materials: no GMOs here! I loved knowing that my purchase of the kit would support the donation of another kit to a community that needs better access to healthy fresh food." Purchase your Fresh Start Kit today on @amazon! 💚🌱
Fresh batch of #homemade deodorant always gets me excited. 💪🏻💪🏻
1/3 c T shea butter
1/2 c T arrow root powder
2 T bentonite clay
1/4 c T coconut oil
20 drops Essential oil
Melt coconut oil + Shea butter in a double broiler. Mix with arrowroot powder, clay, and essential oil in a non-metal bowl with a non-metal spoon (clay should not come in contact with metal.) Let cool in fridge, stirring occasionally to prevent settling. .
'84% of crops grown for human consumption depend on pollination, as well as crops grown to feed animals, and the ever important cotton. On top of food supply, bees are key to many global ecosystems. Seeds, fruits and berries eaten by birds and small mammals are all from plants that are pollinated by bees, making them guardians of both the food chain and worldwide biodiversity'
Link in bio to learn how to look out for these amazing creatures 🐝🐝🐝
Brb, pretending we're here right now 🌊 Beat the heat and office blues and head somewhere exciting. This week's #TheMList we're all about finding some awesome tips and tricks to make the most of summer travel. With great info about saving money while traveling from @tortugabackpacks and a list of the best last minute trips to plan that won't break the bank from @venuswongisun and @refinery29 plus much more. Available on the blog! 👉🏻blog.imby.io