Welcome to A Renewable Life! My name is Claire and I am lucky enough to call the Pacific Northwest home. My zero waste journey started as a rebuke against a President who calls climate change a hoax, but it has evolved into so much more. Living zero waste gives me a greater sense of purpose every day and has given me more control of my life. I’ve broken shopping habits that were harmful to the planet while I spent money I didn’t have one things I didn’t need. It’s made me more thoughtful about how the things I buy are made and how the dollars I spend reflect my values. It’s also introduced me to an amazing community of people who inspire me every day.

On this platform I share my experiences with zero waste as well as my financial journey from debt to (hopefully) true independence.