how to have a low waste move

Moving wasn’t something I knew much about for much of my life. I spent 22 years in the same home and then in the span of less than two years I moved across Canada four times. I suddenly had to learn what it meant to pack up all my stuff and unpack it somewhere else…

decluttering responsibly

It is the season of the declutter and most people I know are starting out their years going through their homes and finding items that no longer fit their life and that they don’t want cluttering up their spaces any more. I am a huge proponent of this and I love going through my spaces…

how to have a more zero waste Christmas

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the lights on the houses and seeing the Christmas trees in the windows. I love always having an excuse for hot chocolate and singing all the songs old and new. But Christmas can be very wasteful From the wrapping paper under the tree,…

zero waste in the kitchen

The kitchen is a place that we spend a lot of our time and also a place that can create a lot of waste. Some of this waste should be headed straight to the compost from your food scraps, but a lot of packaging, plastic, and containers can make their way in (and out) of…

we recycle too much

Under my sink is a blue bin, where I put all my recycling to be sorted outside of my door. There is a bin for glass, a bag for paper, and the big blue bin for hard plastics, and even the soft plastics can be taken to the recycling depot. Between all of this and…

bad excuses for not caring about the environment

One of the things that I care about a lot is the environment. I quite like the world that I live in and I would like it to be around for a long long time. I think that humans have done a lot of damage to the earth, but I do have hope that if…

growing and eating locally

I love knowing where my food is coming from and I love being able to buy locally. I remember when we lived in Alberta and all of the cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes in every grocery store were from a few kilometers away and knowing that the food hadn’t traveled around the entire world in order…

make with me – DIY-ing in the bathroom

As I mentioned in my last empties post I am trying to reduce the amount of products and plastics that I am using in my life and one way to do that is by making some things myself. Some of the things I make have ingredients that came packaged but generally work out to less…

more zero waste swaps i’ve made

Zero waste can many times be seen as overwhelming with pictures of perfect pantries and plastic free homes that make all of their own food and have lots of time that the rest of us don’t seem to have. I have found in the past year or so of working towards a more low waste…