Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 8: We Need a Food Waste Intervention

Woohoo!  We've been at this for two months!!!!  Virtual high five!  This week, we're taking a break from talking about plastic to focus on food waste!  As I was writing about this week's challenge, it somehow morphed into two posts.  For today, I will be focusing on the in's and out's of food waste.  Keep… Continue reading Week 8: We Need a Food Waste Intervention

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Week 7: Can We Ditch the Plastic Bottle Already?

Bottled water is one of the greatest marketing schemes of the century.  When companies started proposing it, it was a laughable idea.  Bottle water?  Next they'll try to bottle air!  Except that we stopped trusting what comes out of our tap ages ago, and in some cases with good reason.   Once we stopped trusting our… Continue reading Week 7: Can We Ditch the Plastic Bottle Already?

Hippie Dippie Corner

Making Your Own Deodorant Does Not Make You a “Dirty” Hippie

HAPPY SPRING EVERYBODY!  The East Coast is celebrating the first day of spring with one of our wonderful Nor'easters.  So instead of flowers we get 5-10 inches of snow...on top of the ice that already hit. The good news is that I had extra time today to make a video!  These videos will be an… Continue reading Making Your Own Deodorant Does Not Make You a “Dirty” Hippie

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Week 6: Are Cow Belches Contributing to Climate Change?

In a word...yes.  Yes they are.  So now that's covered and we can all go home.  End of post. Except you may be scratching your head and wondering how.  You may also be waiting for the other shoe to drop.  I can hear some of you asking, "Oh no...Is this a vegan rant?".  Sorry to… Continue reading Week 6: Are Cow Belches Contributing to Climate Change?

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Being an Eco-warrior When You Just. Can’t. Even.

I'll be honest.  Despite what others may think, I am not the energizer bunny.  I do not have an endless supply of optimism and upbeat theme songs (although "Be a Man" is definitely #1).  Some days I just. Can't.  Even.  Sometimes I cave and get take out or pre-packaged meals.  Sometimes I drive instead of… Continue reading Being an Eco-warrior When You Just. Can’t. Even.

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Week 5: Why Cuddling Your Cat is Good for the Planet

Okay, so maybe you don't own a cat.  Maybe you don't want to.  I'm not sure I understand this concept, but we all make our choices.  In any case, it is still winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and that means many people (like me) are desperately trying to keep warm and hibernate their way… Continue reading Week 5: Why Cuddling Your Cat is Good for the Planet

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“You and Your Vegan Ideas…”

My mother gave me this line to me this morning while making blueberry pancakes for the family.  We were out of eggs and she was about to give up on the entire endeavor, but then I pointed out that she could just use applesauce instead. "But I don't want to use applesauce," she responded.  And… Continue reading “You and Your Vegan Ideas…”

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Week 4: Why Plastic Bags Make Me Cringe

Plastic bags accumulate so, SO easily.  You get them with your groceries, with your take out, even at the farmers market!  And I'm not innocent either!  I'm guilty of accepting the plastic bag when it seems inevitable.  But no more!  This week, it's time to say no to the plastic bag once and for all!… Continue reading Week 4: Why Plastic Bags Make Me Cringe