Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?

COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!  One of my greatest loves besides chocolate.  It's a shame that I'm so sensitive to caffeine that even Decaf can make me a little too excitable.  At this point, coffee is a rare treat for me.  But if you have a higher caffeine tolerance than I do, this article is for you! … Continue reading Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?

Interviews and Guest Posts

Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible

A couple weeks back, I took an evening off of Krav Maga to check out my local Sierra Club's open house.  Ever since I moved back to Maryland, I've been trying to learn more about the environmental groups in my own backyard.  And this was the perfect place to get started!  As I walked around admiring the… Continue reading Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible

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Week 10: Eat for the Planet by Eating in Season

Given my earlier post about visiting Baltimore's Farmer's Market, it should be no surprise that this week's challenge is all about eating in season!  Thanks to advances in agricultural practices and international trade, few of us think about what food is actually in season when we head to the grocery store.  However, our habit of… Continue reading Week 10: Eat for the Planet by Eating in Season

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Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost

This week, the structure of this post is going to be a little different.  Last week I went over the facts behind food waste, and this week I really want to focus on how to get started with composting.  Whether you live in the suburbs, the city, in a mansion or tiny house, or even… Continue reading Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost

Hippie Dippie Corner

5 Reasons a Sustainable Lifestyle is Good For Your Health

There are a million reasons to work towards a sustainable lifestyle.  But honestly? One of the biggest reasons people don't realize is that it's great for your health! 1) Fewer Chemicals in Your Life Making my own deodorant means I get to skip out on topping my skin off with parabens, aluminum, and other nasty… Continue reading 5 Reasons a Sustainable Lifestyle is Good For Your Health

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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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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

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Week 3: Recycling 101

This is one of two posts about recycling that I plan to write.  The other will come up further along in the challenge when I talk about recycling items that may take a bit more time and energy.  But for today, here are the basics! Where Does All of Our Trash Go? One of my… Continue reading Week 3: Recycling 101