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.

Sunscreen

Summer is around the corner and most families are looking forward to visiting a beach anywhere close to them.  We all can’t wait to spend days getting some vitamin D. So, it is time to pack. Swimsuits, sandals and sunblock are a must. Today, I would like to invite you to think about the sunscreen you are buying. You can protect your skin and make an eco-friendly choice at the same time. Recent studies have… Read More »Sunscreen

Bulk Buys: A Quest for a Package Free Pantry

I can’t pinpoint exactly how I came across to zero-waste shopping or this trend of “zero-wasters” but I do remember noticing it popping up everywhere on my social media accounts.  Maybe it was the people I was following or the algorithms lead me to it, but I was intrigued. I have to admit I was drawn in by the aesthetic of the pictures of neat pantries all lined with perfect glass jars filled with dried… Read More »Bulk Buys: A Quest for a Package Free Pantry

“Just One Shirt” (A Journey from Soil to Shop)

All our clothes have a past. Though they were bought under a sign that reads “Brand New!”, or in a style that the fashion magazines says is “The Newest Style”, the clothes that sit in our closets began their journey far away, and looking very different. The clothing stores and fashion websites don’t tell you much about the journey. The label tells you the country of origin, but does it tell you about factory in… Read More »“Just One Shirt” (A Journey from Soil to Shop)

Go Green With Your Bathroom Routine

My sustainable journey actually began in the bathroom of all places, odd because bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in a home, however, if we are not careful the number of plastics and other waste created in our bathrooms can be quite substantial over time. When I became pregnant with my first child, I became slightly obsessed with making sure I was constantly making healthy choices. Thanks to Google and Pinterest, I started to become… Read More »Go Green With Your Bathroom Routine

Consuming vs Consumerism

Photo by Anna Dziubinska on Unsplash WHAT DO WE NEED? Some people say that advertising is an effective way of selling new products, and many people argue that its effectiveness brainwashes us into unnecessary spending. Others, however, disagree, saying that advertising can’t sell a product; it can only help to sell a product that people want to buy. My question is, how do people decide what object/product/device they need? How do we define NEED? After… Read More »Consuming vs Consumerism