Tips To Reducing Your Waste At Outdoor Events

I enjoy outdoor events just as much as the next person. But seeing images of what those spaces look like after the crowds have cleared can leave a bad taste in my mouth.

festival-trashevent-trashparade-trash

It’s well documented that the amount of trash generated at events is a huge issue. It took 200 workers two weeks to clean up all the trash left behind at the Daytona 500. Music festivals are being called “environmental disasters”. Even environmental events have been known to leave behind their share of trash.

But I don’t think that skipping events is the answer. There are steps we can all take to make sure that the aftermath of concerts, music festivals, sporting events, parades, protests, fairs, festivals, and all outdoor events is a trash-free space.

Read More of This Post

Eco-Friendly Monthly Subscription Gift Ideas

CSA pickup box

Monthly subscription services are my go-to gift when I’m not really sure what to get someone. It’s pretty simple to pick which one someone will like, and they are (quite literally) the gift that keeps on giving!

I will usually sign someone up for about 3-12 months of a subscription service, depending on my budget and the cost per month of the service. It’s a great way to split up the cost of a gift, rather than spending the money all at once, and the person gets reminded of the gift you got them month after month!

Read More of This Post

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA

Whether you’re thinking about joining a CSA and are looking for more information, or you have no idea what in the world I’m talking about, this is the one-stop shop for all the information that you need to decide whether a CSA membership is right for you.

Read More of This Post

The Best Environmental Documentaries on Netflix

Nothing beats a good Netflix binge. It’s basically therapeutic. Curled up under a blanket all day. Only emerging from your nest to refill the snack bowl.

It’s even better when your binge includes incredible, life-transforming documentaries that make you see the world differently.

So, I have combined the two and created the ultimate environmental documentary Netflix binge list. 

Read More of This Post

15 Unique Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas (That People Actually Want)

While you may be trying to stay conscious of your holiday gift giving, and keeping all of your presents as eco-friendly as possible, the problem is that not everyone has the same consideration for the environment that we do.

Don’t let your environmentally conscious lifestyle turn you into a bad gift giver. Here are some eco-friendly gift ideas that people won’t realize are actually good for the environment. 

Read More of This Post

10 Ways to Reduce Waste During the Holidays

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, household waste increases by more than 25%. Food waste, wrapping paper, shopping bags, Christmas cards, bows, ribbons, boxes, decorations, lights and more add an additional 1 million tons of trash per week to our landfills.

The holiday season is an incredibly wasteful time in our society, but it does not have to be that way. There are some simple things you can do to reduce your waste during the holiday season without sacrificing any of the holiday cheer.

Read More of This Post

6 Myths About the Low Waste Lifestyle

Whenever I talk to people about my low-waste ventures, I often hear people say “I would love to do that, but…” The problem is, what comes after the “but” is usually something untrue about this lifestyle. Before you knock the low-waste lifestyle, read why these common beliefs about the lifestyle are actually myths. 

Read More of This Post

How to Create a Low-Waste Home: A Room-by-Room Guide

Cutting down on your waste becomes simple and routine when your home is designed for a low waste lifestyle. If you are transitioning to a low-waste lifestyle, start equipping each room of your house with low-waste essentials and making a few changes in each room to make reducing waste second nature.

The tips in this guide range from incredibly simple to more advanced. You can select the changes that make sense for you and implement as many or as few of these suggestions as you would like.

The important thing to remember is that a low-waste lifestyle is an ongoing process and improvement is continually occurring. Start with simple changes and work your way to more difficult ones. 

Read More of This Post

How to Start a Low Waste Lifestyle

The American population makes up only about 5 percent of the world’s population. But we produce 30 percent of the world’s garbage.

Why do we make so much trash?

I’ve realized that most of us do not even think about our trash. We shove it into our trash bins and ship it off where it is out of sight and out of mind. We don’t consider how wasteful our country is because we aren’t faced with the sight of our trash.

The thing about all this waste is…it’s not even hard to make less. When we aren’t thinking about how much trash we are making, we also aren’t thinking about what it would be like to make less. Sure, it’s easy to put a sandwich in a ziploc bag, but is it that much harder to put it in a container and wash the container later?

Living a low-waste lifestyle comes with some sacrifices, but overall it is much simpler than I thought it would be. I’ve broken the transition process into a simple 5 step plan to help you get started on your own low waste lifestyle.

Read More of This Post

78ff25df0c819b60eb9b56c81e2701c5ppppppppppppppppppppp