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Food Preservation for Beginners

<i>Never tried “putting up” food before? Getting started with food preservation is easier than you think! No special skills or equipment required. Save</i> …

How to Put Your Yard to Work for the Planet ~ Eco Friendly Landscaping

<i>Eco friendly landscaping benefits you AND the planet! Save money, improve air quality, and capture carbon in your yard with these strategies. Put</i> …

How to Get Free Plants for Your Garden

<i>Don’t spend a fortune on your garden — you can get a lot of plants for free using the strategies below!</i><p>Buying plants for your garden can add up …

How to Grow Your Own Cotton

I really want to teach my kids where things come from. I wanted to show them how their clothes are made from natural resources like cotton. This year …

Gardening

The Last Garden Markers You’ll Ever Need

Isn’t it hard to find a good row marker for your garden? Who wants to spend a million dollars on those adorable store bought ones? Those are great, …

Gardening

How to Plant a Garden with Kids

The garden is a wonderful place for kids to learn, but how in the world do I plant a garden that kids work in and eat from? It can be a challenge to …

Gardening

5 Reasons to Start a Sustainable Living Blog

5 Plus 1 Reasons to Start a Sustainable Living Blog<p>Going green, sustainable living, environmentalism, advocating for a cleaning world aren’t just …

10 Easy Steps to a Green New Year

How to Have a Green New Year<p>There are so many resolutions for a green new year. Some people choose not to mess with resolutions at all because they …

Hacking

Spring into Action: Earth Day Activities

Take Alternative Transportation<p>As much as I like a quick car ride to work, it often serves as a barrier to me and my environment. There is so much we …

Review: Plaine Products Conditioner

My mom used to always say, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." This isn't really a student/teacher scenario, but I was searching …

Hair Care

Recent Zero Waste Purchases

I have purchased a number of items recently that will help me in my journey towards zero waste. Don't think that going zero waste means you have to …

How To Turn 5 Gallon Buckets Into Nesting Boxes

Hubby and I had to reinforce our chicken coop because the puppies were jumping up against it. Our dogs and chickens do not mix. Since we had cut …

DIY

How To Be Zero Waste In A Hotel

You would think that traveling by myself would mean I'd finally have the freedom to do things the 'right' way and not worry about what others were …

Recycling

Green Beer for St. Patrick's Day

I was at a friend's house for St. Patrick's day and they had green beer, and it was delicious! I quickly had to find out what it was. Well low and …

Holidays

10 Ways to Find Cheap or Free Garden Resources

Gardening can be a super expensive hobby, an inexpensive way to produce top quality food, or a super inexpensive form of both. It depends on how you …

Gardening

8 Things They Don't Tell You About Going Zero Waste

After your aha moment you are very motivated to do a trash audit and work toward reducing the amount of trash you create. Like all things it's shiny …

Sustainability

How to Have a Waste-Free Holiday

Packing confetti made from shipping paper and old wrapping paper<p>Food<p>Food waste is also one of the biggest waste contributors and it makes up to a …

How to Make a Homemade Stepping Stone Patio

Would you love to have a unique and personal place to hang out in the yard? You can make your own unique homemade stepping stone patio. We …

Cook 1 Chicken, Make 3 Meals

I saved a ton of money and time buying one whole chicken and making it into three wonderful meals. Buying whole chickens is much more economical than …

How Much Water Does Your Garden Need?

How much water does your garden need? <b>Watering once a week</b> is the best practice, up to twice a week in the dry heat of the summer. Watering every day …

How To Do A Trash Audit

The average person creates 4.3 pounds of trash <i>per day.</i> That translates to 30 pounds a week and over a 1500 pounds of trash per year. The unfortunate …

Recycling

The Aha Moment of Zero Waste

Parking lots aren't usually the location for aha moments. You expect them in classrooms or presentations or during conversations, not while walking …

Sustainability

New Year Green Resolutions - 1st Quarter Update

Less that 10% of people feel they are successful at keeping their new years resolutions. That's not overly surprising. Most people aren't making …

Roasted Red Pepper Baba Ganoush

Just the thought of red pepper baba ganoush brings me back Hawaii. I was first introduced to baba ganoush at my dearest friend's house who I met in …

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping: Bulk Buying Tips and Supplies

You don't normally think of grocery shopping as intimidating, but the first time you decide to go bulk shopping using your own bags it can be! I know …

Hacking

March 2017

Are you tired of dealing with a mountain of plastic bags after your grocery shop? Do you feel guilty about the fact that the plastic bag you just …

We Should See THIS More Often

"Well, you don't see that very often," the man said to me. "We should see it more often," I muttered mostly to myself.<p>Hubby and I went to the beach …

Less Waste Car Tavel

We needed gas, had to go to the bathroom, and we were hungry. Naturally, the gas station is the place to stop. Unfortunately the gas station can also …

February Garden Update

Ever have plans that go awry?<p>Ha! Who am I kidding? A more impressive feat would be if someone had a project go totally and completely according to …

When The Urge Strikes: No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Ever have one of those days when you just want to make cookies? Well I have them all the time, but thankfully I rarely do anything about that urge. …