fall project 333 – one month update

I have officially been wearing the same 33 items of clothing for one month now. Summer stuck around for a bit longer than I was expecting so there were a few days when I wish I had shorts to wear still, but overall I think it is starting off really well. If you haven’t read…

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,…

how to get the best out of second-hand: my top thrift store tips

It is no secret that I love thrift stores. Ever since I was a kid I remember heading to Value Village with my mom to get clothes, shoes, books, and pretty much anything I could think of. Back then I didn’t think about the sustainability or even savings part of this, but rather it was…

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…