Okay, if you're trying to morph into a zero-waste kitchen, it takes a lot of work to get there. The first step is to reduce the food waste you are creating & try to incorporate more whole foods. Once you have a good selection of whole-food-based recipes, you can work diligently to reduce your packaged food consumption. This is the best method for incorporating the zero waste lifestyle into busy families.
So I've crafted these 5 easy and applicable tips using food scraps you would normally compost or toss.
Some time not so long ago, horrible news broke out about dog treats from China killing dogs. It became such a problem that Petco, one of the major pet supply stores in the U.S. pulled anything on their shelf that came from China.
I've got two dogs. They are my family. I would be devastated if this happened to them, or any of the dogs in families I know for that matter.
But, luckily, I make all my dogs treats, and it's incredibly easy so I'm going to share the secret:
Looking back at this photo, it almost looks like I'm waiting for the door of the camper to open. And now more than ever in my life, it's an incredibly moving image. I remember grabbing my best friend's husband, who was taking pictures of scenery, and asking for a picture with this camper. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it, I just felt this strong desire to have my picture taken, specifically...with it. That's why I'm just awkwardly staring at it, I didn't know what to do.
Only recently, since the birth of my daughter, do I feel like I have actually started truly living, and right now, in this moment, I feel like the doors to this camper have metaphorically opened and all the inspiration I felt being near it are flowing through and out of me into the world. Seems mushy I know. But it's the truth.
This is the story behind the my inspiration.
Guest blog post from the oh so talented, crazy smart, and deeply green Molly N.
I’ve always had a pretty simple routine for dealing with my appearance. In high school and college, I factored in time and cost when making decisions about the products to use, but it hasn’t been until recently that I started factoring in the bigger picture, namely friendliness to the environment. I had always accepted that these items would be my exception to living a sustainable lifestyle, but, to my delight, I’ve discovered that just a few choices can drastically make a difference.