How to Build an Eco-Friendly Maternity Wardrobe

How to Build an Eco-Friendly Maternity Wardrobe

When Mat and I found out we were pregnant with our first child, I started thinking about how I would navigate the world of parenthood while still working toward our goal to reduce our environmental impact.  The most immediate problem I had to face was how to find clothes to wear as my body began to change to make room for a growing baby, without spending too much money or significantly increasing my carbon footprint.

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Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What’s the Difference & Why Does It Matter?

Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What’s the Difference & Why Does It Matter?

There is a whole lot of talk about plastic these days, as films and TV programs are increasing our awareness of the scale of the plastic pollution problem.  Single-use plastics are becoming taboo, and even big brands and retailers are joining the fight against plastics.  

Or are they? 

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5 Great Benefits of Switching to Solar Power

5 Great Benefits of Switching to Solar Power

Whether you’re looking to cut down on your household waste for environmental reasons or you’re thinking ahead and hoping to reduce your power bills in the long-term, you may have considered switching to solar power for your home. If you’re interested in installing solar panels but aren’t sure if the potential advantages outweigh the initial costs, consider the following significant benefits…

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4 Easy Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

4 Easy Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

It’s that time of the year again - Plastic Free July is nearly upon us!  Although I try to avoid plastic all the time, I'm far from perfect, and this month is a welcome challenge to step up my game.  If you’re just starting to ease into a life without plastic, this can be a great opportunity to see what you’re capable of!  The best way to start, in my opinion, is to tackle the “big 4”:

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The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

Aquaculture (fish farming) has grown as a result of, and potentially a solution to the overfishing of wild fish populations.  Around 50% of the fish we consume is now farmed.  But is fish farming safe for the environment?  Is it good for our health?

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Bulk Market, London: A Zero Waste Oasis in the Big City

Bulk Market, London: A Zero Waste Oasis in the Big City

When I saw a Facebook post about a zero waste pop-up shop opening in London, I got really excited, as London is only two hours away from Manchester by train.  I happened to have reason to go to London this past week, so I decided to pay a visit to this Bulk Market I’d read so much about. 

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Bicycle Commuting De-Mystified: How to Choose Your Ride

Bicycle Commuting De-Mystified: How to Choose Your Ride

I now have half a decade of bike commuting under my belt, but there are a few things I've figured out over the years that I wish someone had explained to me when I first began.  There’s a lot to consider when it comes to cycling, and a lot of options when it comes to gear and clothing, but for today I’ll just talk about the most essential element of bike commuting: the bicycle itself.  

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Reduce Your Impact Today - A Quick Start Guide

Reduce Your Impact Today - A Quick Start Guide

So you've decided that you want to start transforming your lifestyle.  You want less clutter, less waste, and more beauty in your day-to-day.  You feel awesome for having arrived at this decision, and excited to begin.  But you're also overwhelmed by the amount of work and conscious effort it's going to take to achieve it.  Where do you even start?  

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Not All Farming Is Created Equal

Not All Farming Is Created Equal

My beautiful farmer friend wrote me an email with a whole lot of information relevant to my current quest for the right balance in my food choices, and the unique perspective of someone who spends every single day in the dedicated service of the animals in her care.

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How the Fashion Industry Turned Me Into A Zero Waste Blogger

How the Fashion Industry Turned Me Into A Zero Waste Blogger

I have spent the last 7.5 years involved in the nitty gritty details of design, endlessly tweaking colors, print techniques, sleeve proportions, and fabric qualities in order to funnel thousands of units of product into stores for middle-American consumers to buy at a sharp price point. 

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Zero Waste & Financial Freedom: FOOD

Zero Waste & Financial Freedom: FOOD

There are many ways in which going zero waste can lead to greater financial freedom, and adjusting our food choices to be less wasteful is one of the quickest and easiest ways to save money.

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