Earth Week Day 5: Zero Waste Podcast Interview with Beyond the Story

Happy Earth Week!  “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Earth Week Day Five Interview With Ally Canales from Beyond the Story I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a fellow Be Zero Ambassador, Ally Canales. She runs an inspiring website which includes a blog and podcast that promotes female empowerment: conscious, honest, and healthy living. Her website features very open and real discussions about personal life experiences and what shapes us who we are as individuals. Her and her work inspires me greatly to be more open to viewers about personal life matters. In our interview we discussed the Zero Waste lifestyle; tips, tricks, advice, experiences, etc. We also spoke a little bit about the reality of landfills, recycling, and my recent trip to Iceland. I share my Zero Waste journey and open up about my current reality and life after my solo adventure to […]

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Be Zero Non-Profit Organization: Earth Week Day 4

Happy Earth Week! “Producing less trash does more than just help the environment. By moving from a disposable consumer lifestyle to a reusable consumer lifestyle, you’ll simplify your belongings, create healthier and more meaningful experiences, and become an informed and empowered consumer.” — Andrea Sanders, Founder & Director of Be Zero Earth Week Day 4 Be Zero Non-Profit Organization Today I want to shine light on the non-profit organization, Be Zero. Founded by Andrea Sanders, Be Zero is an excellent source for all things Zero Waste and Community involvement. The organization’s website shares a 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge, Make Less Trash Guide, and Zero Waste Blog. These are great resources for guiding you along your Zero Waste journey! Be Zero is where my Zero Waste journey began. Thanks to Andrea, I learned a great deal about recycling, community involvement, sustainable alternatives, and ways to lessen how much waste I generate. Andrea is an incredibly knowledgeable and genuine person who […]

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49 Ways To Help A Mother Out: Earth Week Day 3

Happy Earth Week!  “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -The Lorax 49 Ways To Help A Mother Out Here are 7 different topics each containing 7 easy ways to help a Mother out for a total of 49 ways to celebrate the Earth! Do one, or five, or all of them. Remember that every effort counts and makes a difference! What ones do you do or want to do? Let me know by commenting on this post.   7 Ways To Help A Mother Out for The Outdoors Plant a tree or garden Pick up loose trash Walk/Bike more Carpool when possible Clean up after yourself Do not feed the wild animals Contain your campfires 7 Ways To Help A Mother Out in The Office (Home or Work) Sign up for paperless billing Turn off what you are not using Use recycled paper […]

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Earth Week Day 2: Iceland Appreciation

Happy Earth Week! “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Earth Week Day Two I recently spent 5 days in Iceland; exploring the capital, Reykjavik, as well as the upper inlands of the Southern half of the country, along with the South Coast village of Vik. If I had to describe the country in one word, it would be “magical”. As you may or may not be aware, I embarked solo. Click here to learn more about my solo female Europe trip!   Iceland Fun Facts Located in the North Atlantic ocean in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, south of the Arctic Circle. The country lies on the continent divide. Half of the country lies on the Eurasian tectonic plate, and the other half lies on the North American tectonic plate Geothermal energy supplies hot water to all Reykjavik, the capital. There are many glaciers. Glacier rivers form and can change […]

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Earth Week Day 1: 7 Tips For A Successful Zero Waste Journey

  Happy Earth Week!  “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” -Mother Teresa Earth Week Day One 7 Tips For A Successful Zero Waste Journey I want to start off Earth Week by focusing on the Zero Waste journey (surprise, surprise!). Here is a list of 7 tips I find useful for not only beginners, but anyone at any stage of the game! These tips are what help me continue my journey with a clear head and understanding of what I am doing and why! If you have any tips you would like to share, leave a comment below!   Understand What Zero Waste Is . This will build you a strong foundation for your journey! Clear up common Zero Waste Misconceptions . This helps me explain to others who are confused. Go at your own pace. The journey should not be […]

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