“Plenty” Review

Occasionally in life, you read a book that changes the way you think and gives you a new direction. For me, the book Plenty did just that. I found Plenty at a local thrift shop and was immediately intrigued by the premise: a couple in Vancouver, Canada decides to eat only from a 100 mile radius for an…

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Why I don’t have a trash jar

What is the first image that comes to mind when you think of the zero waste movement? I’m willing to bet a trash jar is somewhere at the top of the list. I was introduced to the zero waste movement when a coworker showed me a video of Lauren Singer talking about her trash jar…

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Review: Life Without Plastics

In preparation for Plastic Free July, I ordered Life Without Plastic so I could learn more about the problems associated with plastic and ways to avoid using it. At this point, I manage to do a good job of avoiding new plastic in my life. But as my plastic audits showed (a recommended activity from Life…

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Plastic Free July Wrap Up

And just like that, Plastic Free July is over. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it a month without single-use plastic, not even close. I’m glad I participated in Plastic Free July, it’s made me realize just how much plastic and waste my poor meal planning results in. Here’s how the last 8 days of Plastic Free…

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