Posts in sustainability
Learning From My Mistakes

My husband and I just got back from a wonderful 4-day trip to Portland, Oregon. Typically, when traveling, I need to be as comfortable as possible. Meaning- not too hot or cold, not hungry, hydrated, etc. If you saw my older post (read HERE) about our successes and failures with zero waste travel I was determined to reduce my waste this go around. That meant being really intentional and planning out our travel and also our time in Portland.

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I'm Zero Waste and I Still Produce Trash

If you go too far down the zero-waste rabbit hole you are going to come to a point where you begin to beat yourself up for not “doing enough”. You will criticize your efforts as falling short and begin to feel helpless.

Social media is really good at showing the highlight reel, and a row of bulk items in mason jars is just so aesthetically pleasing (my own pictures included).

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When Two-Thirds Less is Actually More

Do you ever find yourself standing in front of your closet and getting so frustrated because you just have nothing to wear? This used to be me more times than I can count. I had a closet packed to the absolute brim with clothes and was upset I couldn’t find anything to wear.  Those moments of frustration would ultimately lead me to looking for more or for something else outside of my home.

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Zero Waste With a Positive Mindset

Transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle is tricky. It does not need to be made trickier by buying into the fear driven and guilt-ridden mentality that sometimes accompanies it. Oftentimes it can feel overwhelming to tackle your entire lifestyle and make changes that’ll better the world. Below are a few of my tips to help tackle a zero-waste lifestyle with a positive mindset.

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Zero Waste To-Go Kit

The best way I know how to set myself up for success is to always have my zero waste to go kit on me. A zero waste to go kit is a collection of items that you have with you or in your car at nearly all times in order to eliminate extra waste when out to eat or shopping. Below you will find my core zero waste items and then some things that I add on when the situation calls for it!

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