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Week 25: Don’t Replace it, Repair it!

Welcome to the 21st century where we treat everything as disposable...including the Mother Earth and her natural resources. From cars to shoes, when something breaks, we are often more inclined to replace things when they break than to fix them. While having shiny new products can be exciting, it takes its toll on the environment.… Continue reading Week 25: Don’t Replace it, Repair it!

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Week 24: Going Zero Waste and How to Create a Zero Waste Kit

Zero waste has become the new buzzword of the green movement. Or at least, I think it has. But I also spend a lot of time on YouTube scouring for other sustainability vloggers. You see people proudly displaying their mason jars containing a year's worth of trash and perusing the bulk store aisles with their… Continue reading Week 24: Going Zero Waste and How to Create a Zero Waste Kit

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Week 23: Save a Life, Plant a Native!

They came from far away! They grow at speeds you wouldn't believe! They take over every inch of space! They block out sunlight and poison their neighbors! What are "they"? Invasive plants of course! So yeah, let's save the trees...but not the invasive ones, okay? This week's challenge is all about invasive plants and how… Continue reading Week 23: Save a Life, Plant a Native!

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Week 22: Be the Green Sheep

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

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Life in the Green Bubble

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

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Week 21: Don’t Get Greenwashed!!

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!!

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Week 20: Get Used to Getting it Used

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

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Where’s the Silver Bullet?

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?

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The “No Poo” Method Didn’t Work For Me

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

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Is “Whataboutism” Stalling the Green Movement?

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?