Four Zero Waste Swaps

With all the hubbub around environmentalism and ban the straw and this seahorse holding a q-tip, it can be overwhelming to get started. If you want to make a change, try a zero waste swap. Below are four swaps I’ve made and stuck with.

You’re right! These changes won’t immediately end global warming, but, along with composting and changing my grocery shopping habits, they have helped cut down my impact by 80%.… Read the rest

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

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Hello from Vermont! This is my first post to be transmitted directly out of Burlington, but I took the pictures back in DC. It makes me sad to look at that wooden table, with all its random clutter and stains. Vermont is lovely, and I’m sure I’ll adapt, but it’s just not the same (fewer street fireworks).… Read the rest

Easy Green Vegan Smoothie

I never thought I’d see the day, but it’s here: I’m a Smoothie Person. I take out my Vitamix, fill it with wholesome, cold ingredients, and give it a whirl. Minutes later I’m sipping on a sweet treat feeling very smug. A drink made of plants! I am a health goddess.… Read the rest

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

What is Zero Waste?

Zero waste is the idea that we should stop creating so much dang waste. Instead of filling landfills with single-use disposables we can use durable items for decades, repurposing them at the end of their life cycle to create a circular economy.

Obviously, massive structural changes are required for a circular economy to actually happen.… Read the rest