“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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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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The Queen of Zero Waste

Bea Johnson is the current Queen of Zero Waste and her book and blog Zero Waste Home are great resources for anyone looking to adopt a more zero waste lifestyle. Her family of four generates just one jar of trash per year (an ideal I don’t think I’ll ever reach) by living according to the 5 R’s:…

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Book Review: Just Cool It!

I picked up Just Cool It! last week because I wanted some more printed research to inform my decision making. It’s easy to turn to the internet for information (I say this fully aware that I contribute to the numerous voices online), but published works are usually more credible than a layperson on the internet. I…

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