As conscious consumers we put in a lot of work to preserve what matters to us and we face a lot of challenges. It’s not easy to be an environmentalist and read news about Trump’s plans to limit the EPA and increase fossil fuel extraction.… Read More
More and more Americans are realizing the downsides of our over consumption and the upsides of returning to the basics.
Apart from improving quality of life, the minimalists featured in this documentary are drastically reducing their environmental impact. As we learned in the start of this 30 day guide, the biggest thing we can do to shrink our environmental impact is to decrease our consumption.… Read More
China produces about 80 Billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year. That’s about 20 Million 20 year old trees. And you can bet the US’s addiction to plastic silverware isn’t much better…
Some progressive restaurants are moving toward eco-friendly to-go packaging and utensils, but even so, we are putting way too much energy and resources into single use products than is necessary.… Read More
When is it more eco friendly to shop online vs in the store?
Cutting our consumption has the biggest impact on our footprint, but there are a lot of smaller habits we have that also add up over time and this is one of them. It’s also a question I’ve received several times, so I think it’s only right that we put it to rest.… Read More
When you can’t recycle or repair, consider upcycling…
The intent of upcycling is to reuse something that would otherwise be thrown out. Upcyclers make old or discarded items into something useful, saving them from the landfill. It’s hip, it’s art, it’s eco-friendly; What more could you want?… Read More