This is not exactly what this week's blog post was supposed to be about...I think that topic may have to wait until next week, because right now this is the topic on my mind. When you start making the switch to green living, you may find that the transition is relatively easy on a personal… Continue reading Week 22: Be the Green Sheep
Today as I was flipping through my usual YouTube videos and blog posts, it hit me. Not for the first time, it occurred to me that I live in a bubble. A green bubble if you will. I also live in a bubble of privilege. Whether or not I was unconsciously aware of this growing… Continue reading Life in the Green Bubble
Sometimes, my family and I butt heads over the whole green movement thing. As I've mentioned time and time again...it isn't super convenient. When it comes to my choices for deodorant or shampoo or even food, I often leave my family scratching their heads. However, my family does care about the environment quite a lot.… Continue reading Week 21: Don’t Get Greenwashed!!
Woohoo!!!! 20 weeks into the sustainable living challenge! If you've been keeping up with me so far, give yourself a round of applause! I would do it myself...but somehow writing it just can't compare to the real thing... This week, I have a challenge for you that is not only fantastic for the environment, but… Continue reading Week 20: Get Used to Getting it Used
Happy Monday everyone! I'm back to reality after a wonderful weekend up in Pennsylvania hugging friends and trees and taking in the fresh air. One of the many wonderful things about visiting a bunch of grad students studying wildlife is that it gets you thinking. And one thing I've been thinking about is the idea… Continue reading Where’s the Silver Bullet?
So I have a lot of hair...like..a lot. Thick, wavy, wonderful hair that I hated as a kid. When I was younger, I used to ask my mom if I could get it thinned when I got it cut. She would always just say I would be grateful when I was older. Well, now I've… Continue reading The “No Poo” Method Didn’t Work For Me
Hello folks! First off I have a bit of housekeeping. For the next 3-4 weeks, I will be taking a hiatus from the "Sustainability Challenge" posts. I will be going out of town for the next two weekends, and if I'm very, VERY lucky, I will be at Otakon the weekend following. I still want… Continue reading Is “Whataboutism” Stalling the Green Movement?
This week's challenge may seem a little unrelated to the usual list of topics I talk about on this blog, but it's still extremely important. Too many people look at what is happening our planet and develop a nihilistic attitude. Some people I encounter will ask me, "Well, we're all screwed anyway, why bother?" The… Continue reading Week 19: Stay Hopeful For a Green Planet
Hi all! Sorry for not putting up a post last weekend! I was visiting exotic Minneapolis for friend's wedding and didn't have it in me to write a post. I've also been oddly exhausted lately, so who knows what's going on with that. Anywho! Since I've been so tired lately, I can't help thinking, "Man...being… Continue reading Is Eco-friendly Living Too Inconvenient?
It's that time of year again! The sun is out, the beach is calling, and so is the sunburn! If you're like me, summer is a mixed bag. I love being outside, but I don't tan. The sun says "bippity boppity boo", and suddenly I look like a humanoid lobster. But did you know that… Continue reading Week 18: Fun in the Sun With Eco-friendly Sunscreen