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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Zero Waste Holidays

It’s November, which means that the holiday season is upon us. The holiday season usually brings with it parties, gift giving, travel, and lots of food. I am sentimental and don’t get to see my family often, so I definitely get into the holiday spirit. This year, I want to celebrate consciously so that I…

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What’s a girl to eat?

Since starting my zero-waste lifestyle, I have adopted a mostly vegetarian lifestyle (I still eat fish occasionally) because of the environmental impact of industrial livestock production. Cutting meat from my diet has been surprisingly easy, but reducing (or eliminating) meat consumption is not the only way to improve your environmental impact through the foods you…

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