10 Handpicked Ethical Jewelry Pieces That You Will LOVE

Ethical jewelry pieces are hard to come by. First of all, they don’t usually have a sticker saying ‘ethical jewelry’, and, secondly, not many people who buy jewelry are even aware of the ethical aspects of the piece they’re looking at. Ask them, and they’ll probably go, “WHAT. Ethics and jewelry?!” But, as we mentioned […]

A Zero Waste Christmas Gift Guide of Things That Last

Wo0t! It’s that time of the year when zero waste and second-hand gifts are given, plastic usage is drastically reduced, and animals and the environment are given all the love in the world!  Right?? Sighhh. Well, if it isn’t, then let’s make it.  Here’s a Zero Waste Christmas Gift Guide – offering a few ways to get […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Secondhand Clothes

There’s always a bit of a stigma attached to pre-owned items – be it clothing, electronics, or even cars. Everyone wants the ‘brand new’; the novelty factor really keeps our species excited. But did you know that only about 15% of our textile waste gets recycled? I’m here to tell you that a spankin’ new […]

CLASSY Christmas Gifts for the Environmentally Conscious

Wasn’t it just yesterday that this year got born? Heh. Happens every. freaking. time. You blink and get distracted for a little bit, and it’s suddenly September and autumn’s started and you’re planning for the last couple of months of the year.  This time last year, I wasn’t trying to be zero-waste with my gifting […]

Why Minimalism is Great for the Environment

The minimalism movement has been getting some criticism from certain corners of the internet (and IRL). And that’s not entirely fair or warranted. Maybe most people who follow the minimalist lifestyle are in it for its trendy aspect. Maybe. But then, so what? I believe minimalism is great for the environment. Isn’t that enough? I fell […]

Documentaries to Watch, Part 1: Compulsive Consumption

As a consumer in this capitalistic society, it’s hard to make the right choices. It’s harder still when you begin to learn the consequences of your choices. These documentaries cover some of the most used and abused items in all our lives. And the most damaging. 1 The True Cost   So, the fashion industry […]

Week 5: Plan Your Meals for a Zero Waste Kitchen

It’s Week 5 already! I hope the first four parts of this Zero Waste Kitchen series have been helpful. Now that we’ve covered switching to glass and cloth, composting organic material, and segregating waste, let’s attack the primary source of kitchen waste: the food! Learn to plan meals for a zero waste kitchen. “Food is our […]

Week 4: Segregate the Waste in your Zero Waste Kitchen

  This is Week 4, and this week we look at how to waste segregation according to type – so we can either recycle, or dispose of them responsibly. How I’d arranged this Zero Waste Kitchen series is that we first tackle paper, then plastic, and then look at composting organic wet waste. These three […]