Composting for Newbies

A great Zero Waste effort is composting because it takes organic waste and gives it new life! Composting may not be fun for everyone, but it is certainly worth a try! Composting cuts down on the dependence for landfills. I currently do not compost, but I will get there! For now I am learning more about it, so I want to share with you the information a local farmer provided my family. What Is Compost? Compost is nutrient rich soil formed from decomposing organic matter. It is a great additive to gardens and enriches pre-existing soil. The act of composting is a form of recycling; you are taking waste, aiding it through the decomposition process (composting), and then reusing the compost to grow new life for new plants or crops! When you compost, you are essentially speeding up the decomposition process by adding water, soil, worms, and you also mix up the matter to allow more air […]

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Earth Week Day 6: Zero Waste Alternatives

Happy Earth Week!  “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein Earth Week Day Six Zero Waste Alternatives Tomorrow is Earth Day! A great way to help out the environment is to live a Zero Waste lifestyle; a lifestyle in which you try and lessen the amount of waste you generate! Zero Waste is about being a conscious consumer and working towards minimizing the amount of trash we all individually put out into the environment. I have a number of posts on my blog that give insight as to why it is important to reduce our waste and work towards a more sustainable, zero waste lifestyle! Learn about virgin plastic, landfills, recycling to get started! Here is a short list some Zero Waste alternatives I use to avoid plastic, packaging, and harsh chemicals. Click here to see full list. There are more changes I will be making in my life, […]

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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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