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A fresh approach to sustainability.
If you’re anything like us, you think about the natural world a lot – it doesn’t take much to summon images of trash-strewn beaches and bare forests to your mind, and you always do your best to avoid harming the planet.
But as much as we work to preserve nature, most of us forget to enjoy it. Whether it’s the tree in your backyard shifting color with the seasons, a trip to the beach, or a stroll in a nearby park – when was the last time you took a moment to just breathe it in, notice it, enjoy it?
You’re fighting the good fight for sustainability. But do you sometimes feel like you’re a lone soldier on the battlefield? Whether you’re new to the world of environmentalism or you’ve been involved for a long time, having a community can make all the difference.
So how can you find others who are also passionate about the planet? In this post, you’ll learn simple ways to find and join local sustainability-focused groups or events. Plus, we’re including five tips to help you start your own.
It’s the last few days of 2022, and you know what that means… A fresh start is just around the corner. New year, new me – after all, who would turn down an opportunity to ditch those bad habits and finally become that dreamy, wonderful version of themselves they know, deep down, they could be?
But resolutions are tricky things. Usually, it goes something like this: In a flurry of inspiration, you tell yourself you’ll change everything – you’ll eat better, go to the gym three times a week, cut out social media, and of course, this year, you’ll actually start living zero waste. For real, this time – no more excuses.
Have you ever taken a ride on the habit roller coaster?
It goes like this: you feel excited about a new change you want to make. You jot down a list of goals and go after it with gusto. For a while, you stick to your guns. Then something comes up and you get off track. You start feeling discouraged, behind, and burnt out. So you give up and push your goals off for later.
COP27 wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, but the fight for our planet continues. Learn about the event and how you can be a part of the solution.
Have you ever had someone ask you what your favorite movie is, only to suddenly forget every movie you’ve ever watched?
If so, it’s not just you. Many people find it difficult to answer questions “on the spot.” This can happen with movies, yes — but also when someone asks you about your thoughts on sustainability.
We know this topic matters to you, so we put this guide together to help you feel more confident when talking about sustainability with others. And when you feel comfortable, you can more easily create an open conversation.
So to get started, here are some basic principles to help you navigate conversations about sustainability.
Have you found yourself weighing your wallet against your conscience lately?
We get it — we’re all on a tight budget these days. And with money being tight, can you really justify the cost of all these eco-friendly products?
Well, here’s the thing — zero waste doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it shouldn’t be.
So in this article, we’re diving into how expensive zero waste really should be, why certain sustainable products cost more, and exactly how you can go zero waste on a tight budget.
When was the last time you climbed a tree?
For most of us, it’s probably been a while. But as a kid, didn’t you love the feeling of being tucked away between the branches, connected with nature and on top of the world?
Trees do make a wonderful place to spark the imagination. But they’re also much more than that. In fact, trees matter more to our planet now than ever before. And, sadly, they’re also facing more threats than they ever have.
In this article, discover why trees are so important, what challenges threaten trees today, and how you can help protect them.
Your company cares about the planet – and it shows. You encourage cycling to work, there are recycling bins throughout the office, and the employee Christmas gifts? Yup, you guessed it – sustainable, hand-picked products with low environmental impact.
In other words, you’re doing everything right. Or, are you?
The sustainability jungle, which is complicated as it is, can be even harder to navigate from the office chair. One thing, in particular, trips most of us up – namely, composting. And as it happens, it’s also one of the most important things to get right.But don’t worry. In this article, we break down the term compostable, and explain exactly how to avoid that one weak link in your chain that could make all your environmental efforts be in vain. We’ll talk about:
The kitchen is definitely a beast to tackle on your zero waste journey – anyone who’s done it knows.
And it’s no surprise – the kitchen is one of the rooms responsible for the most waste in your home. But creating a zero-waste kitchen that’s both functional and effortless to keep up is definitely possible. We’ve done it, and many others, too.
Just getting started on your zero waste journey? Welcome – you’re in the right place.
One of the biggest challenges when transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle is knowing where to start. But tackling the bathroom is one of the most effective steps you can take to reduce waste in your home.
So today, we’re sharing our easy-to-follow approach to achieving a zero waste bathroom, and the zero waste essentials stocking our own cabinets. Ready? Let’s spill the tea.