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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Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag.  I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point.  This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.

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Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

With three simple substitutions I vegan-ized one of my favorite dishes, and I'd be willing to bet that in a blind taste test, you could hardly tell the difference.  This bolognese sauce is hearty, flavorful, and soul warming - the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for a Zero Waste Christmas

The Ultimate Gift Guide for a Zero Waste Christmas

I propose that this year, instead of giving gifts that the recipient may or may not keep for more than six months, let's give gifts that provide true fulfillment.  I've broken down my six favorite zero waste gift categories with some specific ideas, and enough variety to suit everyone on your shopping list this year.    

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A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

There are English Russet apples in abundance at my local green grocer right now, as well as ginger and fragrant rosemary.  They turned out to be delightful complements to my Black Cow vodka.  The Scrumper's Sling is light and refreshing, and infused with the subtle flavours of autumn.  

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Zero Waste Financial Freedom: TOILETRIES

Zero Waste Financial Freedom: TOILETRIES

You can reap a lot of savings by making some of your own cosmetics and toiletries, with the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into them (no mystery un-pronounce-able ingredients, thank you very much!).

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