Eco Conscious Consumers

Being conscious consumers is a very important component to sustainable living. Here we feature tips and tricks and products for consuming consciously.

Zero Waste, September through December

How is it September already? If there is a month that sneaks up on you, it would be September. September signals the end of summer, and whether you mourn the end of long, warm days, or celebrate the return of the school year, one thing is for sure: September is the beginning of a lot. A lot of holidays. A lot of family gatherings. A lot of stuff. This post is to get you ready… Read More »Zero Waste, September through December

Navigating the Green Rabbit Hole

I haven’t really been on this “eco journey” very long, and yet it feels like forever. Most people don’t have a formal start date, it just begins with an interest in leaving the world a better place than you found it. For some it grows into certain habits, for others it truly becomes a lifestyle. For myself, well, it lead me to the Earth Mamas. We have officially been working together for 8 months. It… Read More »Navigating the Green Rabbit Hole

Eco-friendly Lunch Ideas For Your Little Ones

Summer holidays will soon be over for my family. There are many things I enjoy about summer holidays, one thing I certainly have enjoyed is the break I get from packing lunches. I am sure I am not alone and that there are many other parents out there who also dread packing their children’s lunches on a daily basis. Packing lunches for myself and husband is no problem, however, packing lunches for my picky four… Read More »Eco-friendly Lunch Ideas For Your Little Ones

Avoid Greenwashing, Support Sustainable Companies

A few years back (2014), I was eating with some new friends, talking about environmental impact. I said my husband and I chose to drive a Prius to lessen our impact, and my friend responded, “You know their batteries cause a lot of environmental damage. It might not be a better choice.” What? I was incredulous. How is this possible? Some website searching later, I found out that hybrid batteries, made of lead acid, can… Read More »Avoid Greenwashing, Support Sustainable Companies

Shifting the culture of “gifts”

This is a strange post for me to write because thrifting, DIY-ing and repurposing have become so routine for my family it is hard to think back to how it started. I wanted to reflect on it though, because every time I go to give a gift to someone I automatically FEEL like I need to buy something new. And if it’s not new from a store, then new from an artisan or crafter. There… Read More »Shifting the culture of “gifts”