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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Zero Waste Travel

Is it possible to Zero Waste travel? Well…yes and no. If you read this post, you will understand that Zero Waste does not literally mean zero waste. Currently, with the state of our economy (linear), it is impossible not to produce any amount of trash; waste happens, and always remember that it is okay. Transportation and the tourism industry are major contributors to pollution and climate change. Other than biking and walking, vehicle transportation methods generate large amounts of carbon emissions due to the burning of fossil fuels; air travel contributing the most to air pollution. The tourism industry generates an abundance of waste each year due to food, entertainment, accommodation, construction, etc. Fortunately, it is possible to lessen your trash output while wandering about. On the other hand, traveling and tourism will indeed generate waste. So, yes you can maintain your Zero Waste lifestyle and essentially “Zero Waste travel”, but to an extent. Moreover, you will most […]

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Solo Female Travel: Why I Did What I Did

I quit my full-time job to solo female travel with a one-way ticket to Europe. The best thing you can do for yourself is try whatever it is you desire, no matter how afraid you are. In my opinion, it is more terrifying to sit back and wonder and let opportunities pass by with time, than it is to actually take the leap and know. Even if it fails, at least you know.   Solo Female Travel: The Idea Wanting to quit my job and travel solo was not a means of running away from my problems or escaping reality. We will always have problems no matter where we are or what we do. I do not have a bad life, therefore, I really did not have anything to run away from. I just began to see some aspects of my life follow down a monotonous, unfulfilling road that was not what I had […]

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