A review of My Big Fat Organic Cotton and Hemp Nut Milk Sacks. Perfect for non-dairy milk making. Perfect for nuts, rice or oat milk.Read More
As I am now in my 20th week of pregnancy, I thought I would track how I am dressing my growing belly. My goal with this pregnancy, my first one which is exciting is to keep it as low cost and low waste as possible. Of course, I am not sacrificing my overall health or the baby’s health, but I am being mindful with how and where we spend money. It’s so easy to get caught up buying the latest maternity wear and being on trend, but it’s not necessarily the most sustainable on the wallet or the planet. After all, pregnancy really only lasts a few months and some items will get as much as a few weeks to a few months wear so putting in loads of money and buying all new stuff doesn’t seem like a good sustainable practice. New stuff also always means excess packaging and exposure to chemicals due to the manufacture of the clothing so the less exposure the better. So with some research and some out-of-the-box thinking, here’s how I’ve been managing my maternity wear. Of course, I will update this as my belly grows and my body changes to see what other resources I am tapping into.Read More
A review of WowE LifeStyle Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner made of surgical grade stainless steel to keep the tongue and mouth clean and fresh.Read More
Misfits Market is a produce delivery service that strives to rescue “ugly” organic produce from going to the landfill.
I was happy when someone from our Zero Waste New Jersey Facebook group posted about Misfits Market. I quickly read up on the company and checked to see if I was in the delivery area. Thankfully I was so I signed up.
This review covers my first 6 boxes each received on a weekly basis from December until now.
**If you are looking for a referral link, click here for 25% off your first Misfits Box.Read More
A review of WowE LifeStyle Certified Organic Reusable Produce Bags for all of your shopping needs to reduce plastic usage and waste. Comes in 3 sizes for produce, grains and other pantry essentials.Read More
I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and chat with Jamila Souffrant of Journey to Launch to talk about financial independence and sustainable living. It’s been nice to be able to spread the message about my two passions: pursuing financial independence and living a more sustainable life. We talked about zero waste, investing and why we also need to think about the future state of our planet for our children’s future.Read More
If you are still unsure about how minimalism can help you, here are 17 ways minimalism can help you save money and save the planet as well.Read More
A few months ago, my husband and I went on a quest to find a new mattress. We knew right away that we just didn’t want to buy any mattress from a big box store. We wanted something natural, firmer than an original mattress, made better than the conventional mattresses and we wanted to make sure we could try it out. We searched for a sustainable, eco-friendly, sweatshop free mattress and we found that in Essentia.Read More
“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.”
The Zero Waste community continues to impress me. I’ve learned so much from people who are thinking out of the box and finding new ways to use things to reduce waste and extend the life of things. While I’ve been trying to reduce my social media usage (trying!), it’s been through social media that I’ve found the best tips for reducing waste. A refreshing change since most of media pushes you to buy something new.Read More
I found Swell because I was looking to invest in companies that were doing good in the world. Companies that were tackling solutions to reduce waste, provide clean water, eradicate disease and so on. This reviews goes through what Swell is, how much I invested, how the platform looks. In the end, it’s up to you whether you want to invest via Swell. I would highly encourage you to take a look at the companies they invest in so that you can do further research and to see if these are inline with your values.Read More
A review of Plaine Products Face Wash and Moisturizer in a refillable packaging that is vegan, hypoallergenic, baby safe, and cruelty free, no animal testing, paraben free, sulfate free, petrochemical free.Read More
We are all environmentalists because our future prosperity depends on the Earth.
In this post, we run through the many alternatives when it comes to sustainable investing. Investing is not a scary word. Investing means putting in capital (time, money or resource) to help something grow. As eco-warriors, we have to start looking holistically at what our money is doing while we sleep.Read More
We just recently moved into our new condo and had a few things to repair and renovate to make it ours. I was daunted at the work ahead of us, but also the fact that I wanted to ensure we didn’t generate so much waste in the process. Home renovations can be one of the most wasteful processes out there. Sometimes, we don’t see it because we only see the final end result. This was also our first major project as we’ve been renters all of this time. The reality though is that it’s nearly impossible to do a home renovation without generating waste, but there are steps that you can do to reduce waste and harm to the environment.Read More
I loved August when I was younger because it was a chance for me to get new school supplies. I was definitely a nerd throughout school and would promptly color code my schedule and my notebooks upon receiving them. It was an exercise I love to do even when I got to college. It just helped me get organized. It's been awhile since I've been in school, but am now seeing lots of signs for Back-to-School and with that the endless amount of school supplies advertising.Read More
A review of Woo Bamboo Silk Floss in bio plastic packaging. A potential zero waste alternative to plastic floss.Read More
Reporter: In the last 50 years we've doubled our population, tripled the amount of food and water we use, and we have quadrupled the use of fossil fuels. Every four days there's a million more people on the planet. How is the world going to cope with this explosion in population?
The premise is that overpopulation has caused a worldwide crisis resulting in a strict, one-child policy. This means that any families with more than one child have to surrender their children to the Child Allocation Bureau. Everyone is monitored and tracked.Read More
I’ve been doing a series over on Instagram #100WaysSaveMoneySaveThePlanet and in my research, it’s rare that I came across personal finance books and blogs that talk about the relationship of our consumption on our wallet and the planet. So for this post, I wanted to do a roundup of posts that highlight this message that if we want to save money, we have to start caring about the Earth. If you note some of these blogs, they are more in the personal finance / financial independence world and are pretty influential.Read More
Buying a home is a serious, important and personal decision and I think it's critical that when it comes to making this decision that you really keep in mind your needs, not your wants and not the influence of others. Societal conventions will push you to get more, but more doesn't also mean better. There are many advantages to having a smaller home. Along with the cost, the second is the environmental footprint.Read More
Coffee, then adulting.
I don't describe myself as a coffee addict. I can make it through many days without drinking coffee. Most days, I only drink half a cup, but regardless coffee remains a staple in our household. My husband drinks it everyday and my husband and I go on coffee dates often. We've tried all kinds of ways to drink coffee: pour over, French press, espresso machine, and instant (occasionally) so I thought I would break down what each one takes and how you can reduce your waste.Read More