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Working to reduce your footprint often involves doing things yourself. Here are our best mending, fixing, upcycling and repurposing tips.

Squeaky Green: From Toxic to Clean(er)

I can remember it well, I was pregnant with my first born and worried about EVERYTHING! I worried about what I ate, I limited my caffeine intake (not with my second baby), I felt every little twinge or cramp as if it was a warning. I pretty much followed every “rule’ given to pregnant women, which is quite an extensive list. I was super anxious about it all but that because it wasn’t my first… Read More »Squeaky Green: From Toxic to Clean(er)

10 Easy Ways to have an Eco-friendly Wedding

Planning a wedding is SO much fun! If you just rolled your eyes thinking about how costly, stressful or wasteful weddings can be, I get it. I totally get it. Before my partner and I got engaged, we were worried about the same things, but once we decided that our wedding was going to reflect our values, we found it was pretty easy (and fun!) to plan our wedding just like we live our lives:… Read More »10 Easy Ways to have an Eco-friendly Wedding

14 Green Valentine’s Day Gifts

Something about Valentine’s Day makes people feel the need to shower loved ones in gifts. While this isn’t the most sustainable way to celebrate, it is possible to give gifts that aren’t wasteful. According to Waste360, Americans alone purchase 36 million heart-shaped boxes, 180 million greeting cards, 198 million roses and consume 881,000 bottles of sparkling wine and 58 million pounds of chocolate per year. These numbers are staggering when you consider it’s one hallmark… Read More »14 Green Valentine’s Day Gifts

A Novice Navigates Backyard Composting : Just do it!

You’ve heard of composting. But maybe you are wondering why it’s such a big deal?  Why waste your time composting, when food is biodegradable? Shouldn’t we be worrying about plastic and recycling?  Well, the answer is yes, and actually we need to be worrying about all of it, but for now, let’s talk about composting. So Why Compost? Isn’t food biodegradable?  If that is what you are thinking you are not unlike many people.  I… Read More »A Novice Navigates Backyard Composting : Just do it!

Eco Home Renovations

I realize this post is only applicable to a certain audience: DIYers looking to renovate. That said, it is something my family worked really hard at and I thought it would be worth a share! Hopefully, if nothing else I can plant a seed for your own future projects and how you could do so more sustainably. Home renovations come at a huge cost to both the renovator and the planet. Think about all the… Read More »Eco Home Renovations