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8 Fall Activities for Sustainable People

Crunchy leaves, chunky sweaters, and pumpkin flavored things – is there anything better than fall? There’s something about the season that reminds us that change is beautiful. If you are looking for ways to keep the fall festivities more environmentally-friendly, then this post is for you.

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4 Zero Waste and Reusable Period Products

Let’s be honest, maintaining a zero waste lifestyle while you are on your period can seem daunting. As women, we have enough on our plates all while dealing with the unpleasant symptoms of a period. Seriously, it’s one thing to swap out shopping bags and kitchen utensils, but swapping out your most personal hygiene product? You have to be pretty confident and committed.

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How to Deep Clean and Organize Your Fridge Sustainably: A Step by Step Guide

Cleaning up the fridge is by no means my favourite activity but a necessary one. In our home, we try our best to clean out our refrigerator once a month. It helps us keep track of expiry dates and what is left behind. I do enjoy the process for the sake of keeping track of our habits and helping us avoid foods waste. The more ways to save on waste the better in my book. For my #organizeoctober event, I’ve come up with an easy-to-follow 15 step process to deep clean and organize my fridge that I’m going to share with you today.

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What is flexitarian diet and why might be the best fit for you

Over the years I have tried to test out a lot of different diets and routines to see which fit best with my lifestyle. When I adopted a zero waste lifestyle two years ago, I realized I needed to consider the greater impact of my food choices. Not only did I want to prioritize my mental and physical health by eating well, but I also needed to adjust my habits to reduce the amount of waste I was producing in my kitchen.

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How to Buy Sustainable Groceries Without Plastic

Shopping is a habit that can be hard to change over the course of your zero waste journey. Supermarkets have everything conveniently in one place but often do not take into consideration zero waste adopters and their need for plastic free grocery shopping. Being intentionally more sustainable while zero waste shopping takes a little bit more preparation and awareness of your food choices.

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Fast Fashion is Hurting the Planet

Last week celebrities and influencers flooded the red carpets of the Met Gala, New York Fashion Week, and the MTV Music Awards. Whether or not you follow the culture, the coverage was hard to avoid. There were tons of media outlets covering all the attendees looks from head to toe and what made them great or a miss. Whether or not you like it, the pedestal placed on this fashion and the attention on trends impacts the entire industry of fashion.

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Slow Living Guide

Maintaining a busy life and mindset might propel you forward in some ways, but it can also hold you back from others. What if I told you that didn’t have to be the reality you choose? That you could make the conscious effort to live more intentionally, slow down, and enjoy the present moment instead of rushing to the next one. It has taken some serious unlearning but I am proud of the progress I have made. Today I’m sharing with you how.

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What is Circular Economy and Why Should you Care About It

It is not uncommon for the concept of a circular economy to come up within the zero waste community. The structure and values of the system run parallel with the values of the lifestyle, it does make sense, but I don't often see it explained in such detail. Today I am answering your questions on what it is, how it can benefit us, and more!

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How to Have a Zero Waste Thanksgiving Gathering with Family

No matter who you are able to celebrate with this thanksgiving season, I encourage you to consider the implications of holiday waste. Especially when hosting a meal for a big group of people. Today I’m sharing all my low waste tips. on how to have a zero waste gathering.

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Refillable Zero -Waste Products that will Save You Money

In the last year, I have visited the refill and bulk stores more than I have in my entire life. I absolutely love the convenience they provide and how much waste I’ve been able to save on. It is worth keeping in mind that some products are more expensive than what you would find at the supermarkets. For this list today I compiled the products that are on the cheaper side and will save you money.

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How to Host a Successful Yard Sale

A yard sale is a fantastic opportunity to get a portion of the money back on functional products you spend your money on in the past. There is some preparation involved in hosting a yard sale. Do not worry. I am sharing all my lessons and secrets with you in this article so you can have a successful yard sale from the first try.

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25 Ways to Use Reusable Silicone Bags

It’s finally time to get onboard with the updated, eco friendly silicone alternative that can do way more than your standard ziplock. Not only that but they are super easy to clean and will last for up to 5 years! Keep reading to learn 25 ways you can use silicone storage bags in your everyday life.

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Why is it important to live sustainably in 2021?

I thought I would put together a straight forward article to share 8 reasons why you should be living sustainably in 2021. If you are looking for motivation to finally start leading a more sustainable or zero waste lifestyle, this one’s for you. I will list the reasons here but read through the full article for a more detailed explanation.

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The Sustainable Guide for Back to School

WOW, the summer has flown by this year. I mean what year does it not. September is just around the corner which means only one thing for parents, back to school! For some parents it’s an exciting time, others not too much. There is a lot to consider when it comes to preparing for a new school year and routines can change year to year as kids start to get older. I believe there is a big misconception when it comes to yearly supply lists and back-to-school shopping. Let me share with you how, and where to find some great alternative products.

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8 Solutions for Sustainable Camping

Are you a summer camper or prefer the fall? Either way, it is important to arrive onsite equipt with the necessities to make the best of your time in the wilderness. If you value the experiences and surroundings of camping, you likely know the importance of maintaining it. It is so important to follow the popular motto “Leave it as good or better than you found it”

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14 Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free Makeup Brands in Canada

We are blessed here in Canada to have a growing number of clean beauty options that value our skin, animals, and the environment. In my opinion, that should be the bare minimum. I’ve put together this easy to follow list of 14 brands local to Canada with great ingredient lists, ethics, and colour payoff.

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Eco-Friendly Home Alternatives

Do you love youtube home tours of tiny homes and eco fortresses as much as I do? If so, this post is for you! It’s also for all the eco warriors out there who are looking to take their sustainable journey one step further in choosing to transform the way they live and challenge societal norms in order to benefit the future of our planet.

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Zero Waste and Sustainable Ideas for Retirement

In today's post, I am going to share my top ideas for living a zero-waste life in retirement. I hope it inspires you to take your future plans into consideration, as well as give you something to look forward to. If you are close to the end of your career days or are interested in learning about ways to carry out a more simple life, this post is for you too!

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Guide: How to Store and Organize a Vegan Fridge

This article is a guide for how to avoid food waste by storing and organizing your fridge. Although it talks mostly about vegan foods, I am sure everybody can use some of the suggestions for fruits and veggies. Every household’s food habits are different and in one way or another and it is important to come up with a system that actually works for you. If you are able to prioritize some time for the inevitable trial and error process with this organization, it will be well worth your while.

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5 Ways to Avoid Falling for Greenwashing

Have you ever made a purchase based solely on the appearance of the product? Are simple packaging or marketing words such as 'environmentally friendly' enough to make you choose one product over another? It is possible that you are falling prey to greenwashing. Everywhere and everywhere we go, this is an ever-present issue.

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