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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How to Find Safe Drinking Water While Traveling (Without Resorting to Plastic Bottled Water)

How to Find Safe Drinking Water While Traveling (Without Resorting to Plastic Bottled Water)

Traveling can be especially difficult for a zero waste warrior, as it can be challenging to keep yourself fed and watered without resorting to single-use disposables, ubiquitous and convenient as they are. Water can be of particular concern, especially if you’re traveling to a country that doesn’t have safe drinking water readily available.  Is it possible to travel to places like Mexico and India without resorting to plastic bottled water?

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So What Can You Actually Recycle?

So What Can You Actually Recycle?

I'm ashamed to admit to admit, there was a time in my life when I didn't recycle, because I was so confused about which items my curbside recycling service would accept.  Afraid of doing the wrong thing, I did nothing.  So what can you actually recycle?  The short answer: more than you think. 

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My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush.  An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts.  Double win. 

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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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