Can Black Friday shopping be sustainable? With consumers spending billions, yes BILLIONS, of dollars each year often on items they don’t even need this is clearly not a good day for the planet. When considering it takes a lot of resources to make one product and in one day thousands of these products are sold we see the detrimental effects Black Friday is having on our lives and on our planet. Yet, for many this is the only time of the year they can afford certain items they need (or want), so is there a way we can still shop Black Friday deals without causing additional harm to our environment? This article will show you simple steps you can take to reduce your impact while Black Friday shopping.[Read more…]
Is sustainable travel possible? This is a much debated issue among environmentalists as traveling creates a huge carbon footprint. Many would say that to be eco friendly you shouldn’t travel at all, or at least not by plane anyway. But is that possible? Can zero waste plane travel tips work? Many zero wasters and environmentalists have hung up their plane traveling capes in hopes of reducing their impact on the planet. Although this may definitely reduce impact, is it practical? For many people the answer is no.[Read more…]
Less is more. Many believe this is true, but do you? Take a look into your closet and I will tell you if you agree with this statement. Can you remember all of the items in your closet without looking? Do you have clothes with the tags still on them? Are there clothes that you have only worn once? If you have answered yes to any or all of these questions then this article is for you. This article will discuss 5 simple steps to help you create a minimalist capsule wardrobe. These steps will help you to simplify your closet and find more happiness in the items you wear. So let’s get started.[Read more…]
Are they really that comfortable? Do they hold up to a lot of wear and tear? Are those shoes really worth the price? When considering to buy a pair of Rothy’s these are likely some of the questions that you may think of. I know I sure considered these questions. Are Rothy’s really worth it? Well that is the question I plan on answering today. I hope this Rothy’s review will help you make a more informed decision, and answer all of your Rothy’s questions!
Note: this is NOT a sponsored or paid post. I bought the pair of Rothy’s with my own money. I am writing this post in hopes that it will help you! This is my personal Rothy’s review. And, if you decide these shoes are right for you I have a discount code at the end of the post![Read more…]
Sustainable living and low impact living are living in a way that creates as little of an impact on the environment as possible. Many of the things we use create a impact on our planet, often without us ever realizing the full effect! There are many aspects to sustainable living such as creating less waste, choosing natural products, and being more conscious. To start our low impact life we have to look at some of basic items we need and how to make them sustainable.[Read more…]
Are you trying to heal your environment? Perhaps you have started eliminating plastic waste from your life, maybe you volunteer more, you’re simplifying your life to be more minimal, or maybe you are just trying to live a little greener. These are all great! Yet, to keep up with all of this you have to take care of yourself too. We simply can’t help others without first helping ourselves. So, if you are in need of some self care, here I have 5 essential self care tips that are zero waste! Now you can care for the planet and yourself at the same time.[Read more…]
15 Eco Friendly Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas for Any Budget!
Our teachers do so much for us. They help us to learn about a variety of different topics, and the really good ones even help us to learn about ourselves. They educate us and make us better people. We have a lot to thank them for. Teachers have a difficult job that often doesn’t include good pay. Teachers deserve our thanks to inspire them to keep up their great work and keep going. One of the best ways to show our appreciate is with thank you notes, and often times even a little gift! So, are you on the hunt for the perfect teachers gift? Look no further! I have created a simple list of 15 eco friendly teachers appreciation gift ideas that are surely going to inspire your teacher.[Read more…]
The Easiest Reef Safe Sunscreen Swap for Summer
Sunscreen is an important part of our health. In fact many people spend their days layering on sunscreen regardless of the weather to protect their skin. Yet, recently there has been a lot of talk about sunscreen such as vitamin D deficiency, what are actual SPF numbers, and what really is the best sunscreen. But I am going to share with you one topic on sunscreen, and that is reef safe sunscreen.[Read more…]
The Best Organic Cotton Dresses for Under $150
Since I have learned more about ethical fashion and it’s importance, I have been looking for dresses that are ethically made. Summer is coming quickly and this year I want to be prepared with ethical and sustainable dresses. Cotton is so breathable and the perfect fabric for summer, yet it isn’t very sustainable. That is why I am on a search for the perfect organic cotton dress this summer. This article will share with you the importance of choosing organic cotton and will share 10 organic cotton dresses that you can buy.[Read more…]
5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to Soy Candles
Do you love burning candles? Well, I sure do! I love the scent of candles. I love the little flicker of light. And I love to use them when I take a relaxing bath. Yet, did you know most candles are actually terrible air pollutants? Yes most candles are actually creating a very damaging environment for your home. Does this mean that you have to quit using candles altogether? No, not at all. You can fix this problem by simply switching to soy candles.[Read more…]