Talking a Little Less Trash

Talking a Little Less Trash Follow my family in an effort to lead a zero-waste lifestyle. We will share our journey of trying to reduce our wasteful habits. I set aside my love for spontaneous shopping sprees. Now I have well thought out and executed trips to buy exactly what I set out to get. Impulse buying – gone. I started shrinking our family’s plastic footprint. We got into a relatively “green” groove, and I thought we were doing good… Until I read about the Zero-Waste family. WOW. So I talked to my husband and kids and we decided it’s time to step it up. Because sometimes, less really is more.

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Before you toss that container of food – Are you sure it’s bad?

Food Labeling - What does it mean?  "Best By", "Sell By", "Enjoy By" and "Use By"....they sound simple enough, but in truth the timelines are not well understood and are not regulated consistently.  A recent report from Harvard and the Natura...

Yes! Zero Waste Lotion and Lip Balm – With a Giveaway!

Yes!  Zero Waste Lotion and Lip Balm – With a Giveaway!

I mentioned last December that I had the chance to go hear Beth Terry, the author of  Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.  One of my favorite tidbits of information, was a source for plastic free lotion and lip b...

Waste and your wardrobe: The environmental cost of fashion

Waste and your wardrobe: The environmental cost of fashion

Everyone wants to look good!  We all want clothes that look striking and fit nicely.  But have you ever considered the environmental cost of buying a t-shirt in every color?  Or what you are going to do with said t-shirt when the color ...

Doing it Right Spotlight – Local Companies that Aren’t Trashing the Community – Dos Coyotes Restaurants

Doing it Right Spotlight – Local Companies that Aren’t Trashing the Community – Dos Coyotes Restaurants

Embarking on a less waste existence, means you have to pay attention to your garbage consumption not only in your home, all the time.  Lucky for us, we have found a handful of restaurants and companies who are committed to a less waste/more sustai...

Waste-Free Vacation Tips

Waste-Free Vacation Tips

Seems like everyone I know is heading out on vacation soon, so it made me think of the ways we try to tread a little lighter on Mother Nature, when we are traveling. First, before you leave home, be sure to adjust your A/C accordingly.  Your ...

Don’t Waste… and that includes Water!

Don’t Waste… and that includes Water!

This week we had some strange weather (rain in June?!), and I was reminded of a pet peeve - sprinklers running when it is raining outside.    This coupled with all of the front lawns I see being over-watered each day, while I'm out walki...

Could YOU be Plastic Free for an Entire Month?

There is an organization in Australia that is challenging businesses and individuals to pledge to use use ANY single use plastic for the entire month of July.  "Think about it. Why would you make something that you're going to use for a few ...

Don’t Trash your Summer – Plans for Being Waste Free this Summer

I don't know about your house, but in the last few weeks of school we get buried in mountains of school projects, completed homework and masterpieces of art.  The amount of "stuff" that comes back home is a bit overwhelming, so we devised a plan.W...

Creating Something from (Almost Nothing) – Our Cardboard Art

Creating Something from (Almost Nothing) – Our Cardboard Art

Besides trying to make less trash, I am the founder of reCREATE.  Our motto is More Art, Less Trash.  We are a creative reuse center.  That means we divert usable materials from the waste stream for use in art and creative expression.&nb...

Man’s Best Friend – Can We be Zero Waste With Our Pooch?

Man’s Best Friend –  Can We be Zero Waste With Our Pooch?

Exciting news from our home... We got a puppy!  Our sweet old cat passed away some weeks back.   Our house had a sad emptiness in it.  We've talked about adding a dog to our family for a long time, and decided it was time.   Me...